Protecting your invention means having a monopoly on its exploitation and preventing a competitor from patenting the same idea.
Patenting your ideas reassures investors and facilitates fundraising, especially internationally.
Prepare for the international growth of your business by protecting yourself against copies from your target countries.
Before filing your patent, it is important to do a prior art search to verify that no one had the idea before you. IpIpIp can take care of the prior art search for you.
The patent is a complex legal document, and its drafting requires the intervention of an expert to ensure that the patent application is accepted. A first one-hour interview will allow you to contact your IPipIP expert and present your invention. He will then take care of drafting the patent that will best protect your invention.
You or your expert collects the various elements of the file (the patent, the request for grant, the designation of the inventor, etc.) and sends them to the INPI.
The INPI will examine the application and draw up a search report to assess its patentability. At the end of this procedure, which takes an average of 12 months, the patent is published and then granted.
Once the patent has been filed, a technological watch must be maintained in order to monitor similar patent applications and be able to challenge them. You can also choose to extend your patent internationally.
To protect your invention you can file a patent application with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).
However, the application file is very complex, and it requires the use of precise legal language to have any chances of being accepted.
To assist you in setting up your file, IPipIP offers several options, specially developed for start-ups and SMEs.
Certain types of inventions (few in fact) are not patentable, for example business methods. Whew,a simple questionnaire (free) allows you here to check if you are in the green to file a patent or not.
If you have any doubts about the existence of existing patents on the same subject as your invention, and you don’t sleep anymore at night, IPipIP is here to make you sleepy. This is why we offera search for prior art (699 .excl) in the databases to send you in electronic format the patents relating to the field of your invention.
On the IPipIP side, depending on the complexity of your subject, the drafting of the patent takes between 15 days and 2 months. On the INPI side, the procedure is longer, and it takes between 20 and 30 months before the patent is granted. During this period you can extend your patent to other countries by benefiting from the right of priority for 18 months.
The patent is a complex document which requires a good legal knowledge. We advise you for a first filing to call on our experts and then if you wish to complete the document online from the second patent filing.
Mais êtes vous sûr qu’elle peut faire l’objet d’un brevet ?
Pour être brevetable une idée doit correspondre à une solution technique, et pas juste à un concept.
Elle doit aussi être nouvelle et inventive, et donc ne correspondre à rien de ce qui a été commercialisé ou même divulgué par le passé.
Vous avez un doute ?