When to Patent

 Don Lancaster
  16th-Oct-2008
Description: For most individuals and small scale startups, patents are virtually certain to cause a net loss of time, energy, money, and sanity. Listed here are some key questions you should ask before even considering the patent process.
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by Don Lancaster

When to Patent
or most of you Midnight Engineers and other small scale startups most of the time, any involvement whatsoever with the patent system is nearly certain to result in a net loss of time, energy, money, and sanity. Two major reasons patents are usually an irrelevant and a totally unneeded sideshow: The outrageously dead wrong popular mythol ... See more
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