If the patent search reveals that your invention could be a candidate for a new patent, you will need to be able to produce additional information to bolster your application as much as possible. Below are a few examples:
- A description of the current state-of-the-art in terms of your software invention
- The advantages/advancements offered by your invention
- A specific description of the process involved with your software, including the method steps related to the implementation of the software invention
- Diagrams and explanations that detail the system and flow related to the software invention
Overall, you need to be able to show that your software is new and unique as compared to existing technology and to explain how your invention will benefit the market by way of showing how it will work and provide a benefit to its users. You can find more detailed explanation on – how to get a patent with InventHelp.
Why You Need a Software Patent
Code is not a tangible product or item. What this means in reality is that it can be viewed, copied and implemented by anyone who has access to it. Therefore, given the explosion of software in recent years, failing to protect your idea could lead to a loss of billions of dollars in revenue. In addition, you would be preserving your right to sell a right to licensing your innovation to an entity that wants to use it, promote it and obtain a high level of market penetration with it.
If you have come up with an idea for new software, you need to take immediate steps to protect it. In order to be sure that you’re taking the proper steps, you need to contact the InventHelp patent lawyers to schedule an initial consultation.
Software patents have exploded in recent years with the advent of technology, and in order to properly obtain a software patent, you need to show that your processes and functions related to your software are unique, as software itself cannot be patented.