Do you have an idea?
Can the idea be patented?
What category of patent does you invention fall under?
What can you do to protect your rights while waiting for your patent application to get approved?
Inventions are at times conceived by accident, while at other times they are a bi-product of necessity. Some are calculated by corporate designers or professional inventors, while others are merely a result of household innovations.
However, ideas seldom translate into patents. Once an invention achieves "patent pending" status, the filing of the patent application can be used to embark on a potentially lucrative endeavor.