Registration of patent: what are the benefits?

Registration of patent: what are the benefits?

April 11, 2019

 

A common question that looms the minds of many is why should I register my patent?

In answer to the question we have pinpointed the benefits derived from registration of patent. Here are some stated below;

• A patent gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling or importing your invention without your permission.
• You get protection for a pre-determined period, allowing you to keep competitors at bay.
• You can then use your invention yourself.
• Alternatively,  you can license your patent for others to use it, or sell it, as with any asset. This can provide an important source of revenue for your business. Indeed, some businesses exist solely to collect the royalties from a patent they have licensed – perhaps in combination with a registered design and trade mark.

Hope the above was insightful? To patent or not to patent is a decision that needs careful consideration. Obtaining a patent can be a complex and costly procedure. A patent specification is a legal document and requires specialist skills to draft properly. Your chances of obtaining a useful patent are much greater if you use a patent attorney. So before taking a decision you should consider consulting a registered patent attorney you can try 618 bees and your journey towards registration of your patent will be shorter and smoother.

 

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