A patent: what is it exactly, and how to get it?
The term “patent” is related to “disclosure”. So, in broad terms, to patent something means not only to protect the invention (a solution of a technical problem), but to disclose the solution as well. Looking at patenting from a different perspective, a patent is a legal title that gives the owner the right to exclude […]
Setting aside some widespread misconceptions about patenting software and machine learning inventions
Patenting of software inventions has been making the headlines for some years now, only to be replaced by patenting of machine learning inventions. Discussions have been revolving around eligibility (should machine learning inventions be patentable in the first place) and about inventions made by intelligent systems themselves (should patent offices accept applications for patents naming […]
The road leading from the invention to the marketplace: a journey where patenting is the most important milestone
Just imagine an oil exploration company. Naturally, one, if not the first of its priorities lies in locating a new crude oil deposit deep in the ground. Yet the entire deposit is worthless unless something can be done with the oil it contains. The company has to bring the oil to the surface before it […]