Hi Yehuda, I have an innovative business idea, and I am being told that I should file for a patent. Do I need to hire a lawyer or can I file independently? I am also worried about cost, I am afraid of the business failing to gain traction and I will be stuck with a huge bill. Please advise. Yaakov.
Some of the world’s most profitable products are based on secret formulas and processes that were never patented, they just can't be replicated , like Coke’s formula or the unique snap of a Borsalino hat.
If you are self-employed or are a small business owner, and need a command of the process of intellectual property protection, below is a summary of the basics as well as links to other resources that can help set you on your way.