Patent and start-ups
- Shall we patent?
Overview
• What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
• What is patent?
• What are the different types of patents?
• Why should y...
What is IP?
What is Patent?
Invention is a product or a process that provides a new way of
doing something, or offers a technical solu...
What is Trade Secret?
Do you know?
Trade secret can dovetail patents.
For instance, after filing for a patent application,...
To Patent or Not to…
Patent
• Guaranteed 20-year of
monopoly
• Powerful legal deterrent
against copycats
• Adds value to b...
• Sole right to your
invention
• Competitive advantage
in the market
• License your patent
rights
What can a Patent do for...
Types of Patent
Utility Patent Design Patent Plant Patent
Last for 20 years
Last for 20 years
Last for 14 years
Now that you know
what Patent is….
What is next ?
Why Start-ups Patent?
Why Start-ups don’t Patent?
About IP guide for Start-ups
Visit www.facebook.com/patsnap for your weekly dose of Intellectual Property guide for early ...
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This series of guide is specially catered for start-ups which would like to move forward with BIG ideas. With this compendium, we hope to rev up your IP knowledge in just 10 minutes. Each Patent 10 minutes guide consists of 10 slides - one brand new topic every week.

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Patents and start ups

  1. 1. Patent and start-ups - Shall we patent?
  2. 2. Overview • What is Intellectual Property (IP)? • What is patent? • What are the different types of patents? • Why should you patent? • Why should you not patent?
  3. 3. What is IP?
  4. 4. What is Patent? Invention is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something, or offers a technical solution to a problem.
  5. 5. What is Trade Secret? Do you know? Trade secret can dovetail patents. For instance, after filing for a patent application, improvements made to the invention can be kept as trade secret.
  6. 6. To Patent or Not to… Patent • Guaranteed 20-year of monopoly • Powerful legal deterrent against copycats • Adds value to business and attracts investors Trade Secret • Need not be disclosed to the public • No expiry date (vs 20 years for patent) • Relatively inexpensive • Applies to items that cannot be patentable
  7. 7. • Sole right to your invention • Competitive advantage in the market • License your patent rights What can a Patent do for You?
  8. 8. Types of Patent Utility Patent Design Patent Plant Patent Last for 20 years Last for 20 years Last for 14 years
  9. 9. Now that you know what Patent is…. What is next ?
  10. 10. Why Start-ups Patent?
  11. 11. Why Start-ups don’t Patent?
  12. 12. About IP guide for Start-ups Visit www.facebook.com/patsnap for your weekly dose of Intellectual Property guide for early ventures, written by PatSnap’s PaTENt minutes’ team. Rev up your IP knowledge in just 10 minutes. Each Patent 10 minutes guide consists of 10 slides.
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