December 11, 2016 | Written by: Laura Storey
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A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the journey to invention that my team and I started as part of IBM’s Patent Group Incubator Project (PGIP). We have been undertaking an experiment examining whether the hypothesis ‘Anyone can invent‘ would hold true. And so far, we’re on our way. My team’s on a roll, with three more disclosures currently going through the evaluation process. But with a lexicon involving terms such as ‘Publish’, ‘Search’, ‘Disclosure’ and more, the whole idea of inventing and patents can be a minefield. Where to start? Here to help is our very own 101 guide to patenting.
So, just what is a patent?
According to the Oxford Dictionary:
For the step by step process of applying for a patent, look at the US Patent office’s overview.