I've registered in this forum 2 weeks ago but at that time the forum had DB problems, I've managed to post on it but then went on vacations and, as I got home yesterday, noticed that the posts I had written all have missed (maybe due to a previous DB restore).
My problem is:
I've an idea that want to patent. I've searched all over the internet (i.e. google, google products, etc) and nothing similar has appeared. As I searched 'wipo' for patents, I've discovered that a very similar but rudimentary product was already patented.
Both products can be described using the 'car' example.
Mr Ford Patented his car in 1900. He invented de car concept so he was able to patent it fully (4 tires, 1 steering wheel, 3 doors, runs on gas, the main purpose is to give you status and move you around, etc etc).
111 year have passed and no innovations and/or patents in the car world have been made (meaning that we are all still riding the 1900 Ford), until I came with this brilliant new Ferrari (imagine the newest Ferrari available) and want to patent it.
Let's not forget that my Ferrari have a different design, uses different technology and etc but in the end, it has 4 tires, 1 steering wheel, 3 doors, runs on gas, the main purpose is to give you status and move you around, etc etc just like Mr Fords' Car.
So my questions are then:
- Is it possible to patent my invention? If yes, Would my invention be an improvement Patent? If yes, WHY? :S
- How do I manage this whole situation?
Thanks on any thoughts.