You can't patent an idea, but you can patent an invention that's based on that idea. To get a patent, your invention must be new, useful, and non-obvious. To patent your invention, you'll need to file a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent application process can be complex, so you may want to hire a patent attorney to help you.
If your invention is found to be eligible for patent protection, the USPTO will issue a patent to you. The term of a patent is 20 years from the filing date of the patent application.
If you have an invention that you think may be patentable, you will need to file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO is the federal agency responsible for granting patents and registering trademarks in the United States.
The patent application process can be complex, and it is important to consult with a qualified patent attorney or agent to ensure that your application is properly prepared and filed. Once your application is filed, it will be examined by a patent examiner to determine whether it meets the legal requirements for a patent.
If you are awarded a patent, it will give you the exclusive right to make, use, and sell your invention for a period of 20 years from the date of the patent application filing. After that, anyone will be able to make, use, or sell your invention without your permission.
If you have an invention that you think may be patentable, the first step is to file a patent application with the USPTO.
The USPTO will review your application to determine whether your invention is eligible for patent protection. Generally, an invention must be useful, new, and non-obvious to be eligible for a patent. If the USPTO determines that your invention is eligible for patent protection, it will issue a patent.