What is invention in IPR?
An invention is a new solution to a technical problem and can be protected through patents. The criteria that need to be satisfied to obtain a patent are set out in national IP laws and may differ from one country to another.
Why an invention should be patented?
A patent is important because it provides you with an exclusive right that can: increase your competitive advantage and help you earn money from your invention. help you achieve a greater share of the market. help to prevent conflicts.
Do we need patents?
A patent is important because it can help safeguard your invention. It can protect any product, design or process that meets certain specifications according to its originality, practicality, suitability, and utility. In most cases, a patent can protect an invention for up to 20 years.
What makes an inventor come up with an invention?
Invention is often a creative process. An open and curious mind allows an inventor to see beyond what is known. Seeing a new possibility, connection or relationship can spark an invention. Inventive thinking frequently involves combining concepts or elements from different realms that would not normally be put together.
Why is invention an important component of creativity?
The Institute for Social Inventions collected many such ideas in magazines and books. Invention is also an important component of artistic and design creativity. Inventions often extend the boundaries of human knowledge, experience or capability.
When does an invention become a working device?
History shows that turning the concept of an invention into a working device is not always swift or direct. Inventions may also become more useful after time passes and other changes occur. For example, the parachute became more useful once powered flight was a reality.
Who are some inventors who keep a record of their invention?
In addition, many inventors keep records of their working process – notebooks, photos, etc., including Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Evangelista Torricelli, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. In the process of developing an invention, the initial idea may change.