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(Message started by: trekr5 on Nov 14th, 2007, 12:06pm)

Title: Is this patentable?
Post by trekr5 on Nov 14th, 2007, 12:06pm
Hello everyone,

Just joined today.. I have a question..

I have an idea where I take things (implements) that already exist in the marketplace and throw all together in a new and innovative way to serve a underserved market. I intend to bring it to market and then franchise it.

Is this patentable?

Comments welcome


Title: Re: Is this patentable?
Post by Wiscagent on Nov 14th, 2007, 12:41pm
Without knowing the specifics of your invention, there is no way to know if it is patentable.  Do not provide such details in this forum.

Title: Re: Is this patentable?
Post by trekr5 on Nov 14th, 2007, 12:50pm
What I'm trying to find out is can you patent a concept?

All the elements of the concept already exist in the marketplace but no-one has thrown them all together in the way that I intend to.

Again I ask, is the concept patentable?

Title: Re: Is this patentable?
Post by CriterionD on Nov 14th, 2007, 3:12pm
Hypothetically the product and/or process resulting from your idea could be patentable. If truly novel and "non obvious," it should be patentable.


Title: Re: Is this patentable?
Post by biopico on Nov 15th, 2007, 3:10pm

on 11/14/07 at 12:50:49, trekr5 wrote:
What I'm trying to find out is can you patent a concept?

All the elements of the concept already exist in the marketplace but no-one has thrown them all together in the way that I intend to.

Again I ask, is the concept patentable?


Yes and No.
If your concept leads to a product and/or a method, which is useful, concrete and tangible, then maybe yes.  It may be worth pursuing further.  



Title: Re: Is this patentable?
Post by MattB on Nov 15th, 2007, 5:17pm
One new idea leads to another, that to a third, and so on through a course of time until someone, with whom no one of these is original, combines all together, and produces what is justly called a new invention.
Thomas Jefferson



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