Prior to Filing an Application
Patent protection should be seen as part of your overall business, financial, manufacturing and marketing strategy, according to which you can determine which elements of your product are possible and cost-effective to protect and in what way.
It should be borne in mind that the patenting process, especially abroad, incurs quite high costs, and certain elements of your product may be protected by other forms of intellectual property, as a supplement or instead of patent protection.
The patenting process is a relatively long and complex process, which, in addition to financial investments, requires a good knowledge of the patent system and some experience. It should be borne in mind that a large number of patent applications, for various reasons, never become a patent, although significant resources and time have previously been invested in the protection process. Therefore, before filing a patent application, it is advisable to take certain preparatory steps in order to minimize the possible risks.