IBM Z Global Student Hub

Expand all | Collapse all

Patent an Idea or a physical item?

  • 1.  Patent an Idea or a physical item?

    Posted Mon May 10, 2021 10:22 AM
    Can one patent an idea or only the physical product, for example, an app?

    ------------------------------
    Kel Cous
    ------------------------------


  • 2.  RE: Patent an Idea or a physical item?

    Posted Mon May 10, 2021 12:13 PM
    It may depend on local regulations. My grandfather once got an idea patented - he never had a physical product; AFAIK not even a prototype. That was in 1948 though.  :-)

    ------------------------------
    Sabine Diemt
    ------------------------------



  • 3.  RE: Patent an Idea or a physical item?

    Posted Wed May 12, 2021 11:23 AM

    Hi Kel, Thank you for sharing your question with us! 

    Sure we can patent an idea and no need for it to be only a product. It can also be an idea of a service or an app! if it's an idea to get business or for an enterprise that can generate money. I hope I answered your question.



    ------------------------------
    Samar Baba
    ------------------------------