How to Patent a Website Idea

If you own a website or business idea (Software as a Service (“SaaS”), freeware, embedded in a device, or enterprise), it is important to protect your unique invention from people that may want to profit from your ideas. It is also vital to protect your intellectual property so as not to mislead your customers, as this can have a huge impact on the overall sales you make. If you are searching for information regarding how to patent your website idea, we hope you will find the following guide helpful.

Steps to Patent Your Website Idea

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Firstly, you have to ask yourself if your website idea qualifies for patent. You can review if your website idea is eligible for patent by doing a patent search through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. There, you can take a look at lists of innovations that may or may not be allowed patent rights. For your idea to pass this test it should be straightforward and practical.

Now that you are comfortable that your website idea is eligible for patent, the next step entails visiting the United States Patent and Trademark Official Website which can be accessed at www.uspto.gov and start the patent application process. However, in order for your application to be officially accepted you have to able to prove that your website is unique and not owned elsewhere and that its “imitation” will result to financial loss. You will also be required to give reasons why it’s necessary to protect your website idea with a patent. Other supporting documents such as drawings, diagrams and logos should be attached, together with the appropriate patent application fees to the USPTO which can be done electronically.

Intellectual Pats Can Help You!

Once you have satisfied the examiners requirements that your patent is unique, your website idea will be protected by a patent; but if your application is rejected, you can argue against it by giving further proof as may be requested by the patent examiner. If you find it a challenge to argue your case, you can always ask for help from our patent attorneys who shall correct important patent information and even submit it on your behalf. Our attorneys can help you submit your website idea quickly and accurately.

If you need help on how to patent an idea or the patent process, feel free to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation with one of our licensed lawyers who will work to give you all the help you need. Our attorneys can help you argue your claim for patent and ensure that your intellectual rights are protected and safe in the market. Fill out the form or call us to get started today!