Sunday, May 24, 2009

Patent application

On last Friday (22th), we went to that patent office in Tokyo to discuss the possibility of our system to get eventually a patent.

The patent attorney said our thing constitutes a real invention. Was it because it was in his own interest that he said that or was it because he really thought that way?
We do not know but we think that if we have a business opportunity we'll apply for a patent because we think that the mechanism involved in that retrieval system is easily copied.
In case we decide to apply for it, we'll have to pay around 60Mans for the international patent, which gives us 36 months before applying for a specific patent in each zone (EU, US and JP and others possibly.)
Overall, that would cost us around 250Mans, to get an international protection. We'd better get some funding in that case......

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