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Have you ever got a patent? What are your experiences?

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    I've come up with an idea and I would like to patent it. (It is an invention, not intellectual property)

    Has anyone else ever done this? How much did it cost?
    How long did it take?
    Was it easy to get?
    How did you find out if someone else had already patented your idea?

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    Whats your idea?
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    (Original post by ReTurd)
    Whats your idea?
    Something to do with campervans.
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    (Original post by Jeester)
    I've come up with an idea and I would like to patent it. (It is an invention, not intellectual property)

    Has anyone else ever done this? How much did it cost?
    How long did it take?
    Was it easy to get?
    How did you find out if someone else had already patented your idea?

    Cheers
    Jeester
    Have you read the guidance from the Intellectual Property Office? If not, see here for some initial information: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/patent.htm

    Bear in mind that a given patent may only apply in a given jurisdiction and not worldwide. As a point of terminology, a patent *is* a form of intellectual property.
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    (Original post by Jeester)
    I've come up with an idea and I would like to patent it. (It is an invention, not intellectual property)

    Has anyone else ever done this? How much did it cost?
    How long did it take?
    Was it easy to get?
    How did you find out if someone else had already patented your idea?

    Cheers
    Jeester
    I have a patent pending. It's just under £10K we expect. This is a UK patent.
    It takes ages. It's on average around a year to be filed.
    Yes, it's easy to get as long as it's original and there is nothing out there similar, patented or not.
    They will search for you for under £500. This includes the whole world.

    Regards.
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    (Original post by Paradoxia)
    I have a patent pending. It's just under £10K we expect. This is a UK patent.
    It takes ages. It's on average around a year to be filed.
    Yes, it's easy to get as long as it's original and there is nothing out there similar, patented or not.
    They will search for you for under £500. This includes the whole world.

    Regards.
    Thank you!

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