The Strategy of Registering an Invention

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The Strategy of Registering an Invention


Many inventors think that by registering the invention their problems come to an end and the problem of marketing it starts. This is a mistaken conception, it leads to the fact that the inventor losses privileges an rights which he could achieve if he took his time registering his invention and if he put a plan for this invention.

Why plan?
Many say that 'capital is a coward', and this is true because the investor needs to make sure of the economic feasibility of investing a specific invention, that is he isn't a donor, he looks for utility and advantage. All of the mottos which speak about supporting the inventor are false if the inventor didn’t think of supporting himself.
The first step to be taken by the inventor is supporting himself. The matter is not just registering an invention, protecting it and that's all. The inventor appears on TV.; the press makes interviews with him; he complains that nobody invests his invention, he sold his house to accomplish his invention and that he borrowed money to do so-and-so.
The invention is, finally, an industrial product that should be invested, according to the essential treaty which came up with the notion of the industrial property and protected it (Treaty of Paris), not only for the social value. Investing it is related to the money which the inventor have to invest it himself, or he should go to somebody, a person or a company, to invest it. In fact, it is essential for the inventor to think about the economic feasibility of investing an invention before putting it in an office of patent. This necessity is a result of the short periods which control the way of registering an invention.
How do we plan?
Studying the economic feasibility is necessary for investing any invention. According to this study, the inventor can identify the markets open to this invention, how to invest it and where.
It is essential to be patient in studying seriously the investment of any invention because time is the inventor's own. Once he registers his invention, time starts running, the inventor will follow it and he may not catch it.
'Where will he sell his product? What are the concerned markets?' are necessary questions for the inventor to identify the way of protecting his invention. If he wants to sell it in the national market, he will only protect his idea of a national patent. If he wants to export his product, he will protect the invention through the patent cooperative treaty (PCT). The necessity of identifying the markets comes before registering the patent because the inventor has 12 months only, since the date of putting his demand in the national office of patents, to produce his demand for protection (PCT), after that, he has no rights to protect his invention due to the patent cooperative treaty, it becomes just a national protection. At that time, the inventor can't export his product abroad, because it isn’t protected there in the markets, and the priority which is given to him by protecting his invention is canceled, that is, his invention is not protected in those markets.
As we mentioned above, identifying the markets to protect the invention. But one may ask if he can protect his patent in all countries of the world and finishes this matter. In general, there is no international patent or protection. But you can protect your invention by a demand in every country signed on the Treaty of Paris, or you can demand only for protecting you invention through (PCT), which determines the countries that want its protection by one demand. But this isn’t the problem. The problem simply is: Do you have huge amounts of funds to pay the tolls of patent in all those countries, registering tolls, annual tolls, etc.? Thus, we have to determine the priorities, certain markets that protect our inventions by paying patent tolls in the markets of those countries without unnecessary tolls.
The inventor should also think of how to invest his invention. Is he going to invest it by himself? Or is he going to sell the rights of investment to somebody else? There is a fundamental difference between investing an invention yourself through establishing a company which has its commercial name and trademark and protecting this trademark, making the invention and protecting the new production as an industrial model, and selling all the rights of investing the invention – which is not recommended – or dividing the investment by identifying certain markets for investment.
When do you offer your invention for investment? This is an important question which the inventor asks it to himself. Should he sell the idea before he protect it? Or should he sell it after getting the patent? Or should he sell the rights of investing the invention after accomplishing its initial model?
What's the way of marketing your invention? Are you going to participate in expositions of invention? In any expositions? They are identified according to your previous study of markets. If you registered your invention in a market, you can participate in an exposition in this market, otherwise, how can you protect your invention if you participate in an exposition in whose market you haven't protected your invention?
There should be a careful study for the invention before registering it. Time is not the inventor's own. Registering the invention isn’t the end of the way, instead, it is making use of it materially. Only the material advantage can identify, in the end, how can we register the invention and invest it successfully.

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