Patents protect your ideas. You have identified a problem and created a solution for fixing it. This problem-solution relationship is the heart of every invention. Thomas Edison saw the potential light source in electricity but faced the problem of controlling it in a way that everyone could use. Tabitha Babbitt saw carpenters sweating over a hand saw where the return stroke did no cutting and invented the circular saw that provides an endless cutting motion. Rommy Revson saw women struggling with rubber bands in their hair and put fabric around the bands to invent the Scunci® or scrunchy.
If you or your company can relate to these problem solvers, you’re an inventor. The path to creating value from your invention starts with getting a patent.
Your patent will give you a monopolistic right to exclude others from making, using, and selling your invention for a set period of time.
Schott, P.C. can help you with your patent rights.