An invention is a new method or device. It can be a solution to a problem, or it can be something that makes life easier.
An idea is the basic form of an invention. It is something that you think of that can be turned into an invention.
In order for someone to patent an invention idea, they must first write it down and describe how it would work. Then they must file a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The USPTO reviews the application and decides whether or not it meets all of the requirements to be patented. If it does, they will issue a patent.
After the patent is issued, the inventor may sell or license their invention. When they do this, they are not allowed to change anything about their invention without getting permission from whoever buys it. The invention must be new, useful and non-obvious. It also needs to have been reduced to practice. This means that it has been made or used in a way that is different from the way people would normally do it.
If it is not new, then it cannot be patented. If it is not useful, then there is no point in having a patent on it. If someone finds a way to do something that is similar to what you have done without knowing about your invention or doing anything different from what you did, then it’s not non-obvious.
In order for your invention to be patentable, it must also be novel. This means that it must not have been patented or described in a publication before. If someone else invented something similar to yours before you did, then it will not qualify for a patent. Inventors who want their idea protected should also make sure that they are the first ones to describe it in writing.
The description should be enough to allow an expert in the field to make and use your invention.
If you are thinking about applying for a patent, talk to an attorney or a patent agency, like Invent Help. They can help you determine whether your invention is eligible for a patent and how best to protect it.