Part 2 of 6
Before your idea or invention can be eligible for a patent, it must meet two important criteria.
In this second video, in this 6 part series, Rich discusses these criteria and how to determine if a patent is appropriate for you.
The two most important criteria that we need to look at to see if what you have is patentable and thus you are able to obtain a patent are called patentable subject matter and distinctiveness. It is important to analyze your invention using these criteria before you
Patentable subject matter simply means that what you have is the type of thing that can be patented. More specifically, patentable subject matter is defined in 35 U.S.C. section 101 of the Patent Act. 35 U.S.C. section 101 defines patentable subject matter as any “process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter.”