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Tara
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Can I patent a new usage?
« on: Dec 4th, 2004, 4:05pm »
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Can I get a patent or some sort of protection for a technology that is used in business inventory control, but I have an idea how to market it toward everyday consumers for other purposes. How do I protect this idea?
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Re: Can I patent a new usage?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 6th, 2004, 7:26am »
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Marketing an existing technology to a new market is not in and of itself patentable.
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Re: Can I patent a new usage?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 10:17pm »
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you might want to take a look under the business method.
 
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Re: Can I patent a new usage?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 9th, 2006, 8:37am »
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It's probably true that merely marketing an existing technology to a different market isn't, in and of itself, patentable.  However, the "for other purposes" hints toward the possibility of a non-obvious, new use for existing technology, and that is patentable.  
 
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Re: Can I patent a new usage?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18th, 2006, 11:53pm »
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An invention can be patented provided you have enhanced the exisiting property of the subject or have made it cost effective.  
 
But most importantly you get your idea copyrigthed so that no one can use it for a period three times larger than the protection available under Patent protection.
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