The invention is an innovative, technical solution, previously unknown and not obvious, which may or may not be patented. Whereas a patent itself constitutes the exclusive right to use the invention for commercial and professional purposes for a fixed period of up to 20 years.
Thanks to this time limit, we now have easy access to descriptions of various technologies, ways and methods that contribute to the progress of civilization. Patent law therefore has two very important advantages: it provides effective legal protection for the inventor while requiring them to disclose the operational details of the developed solution, enabling it, gradually over years, to enter the state of the art. Of course, there are cases where it is more profitable for an entrepreneur to keep its secret as know-how instead of a patent. Do you want to find out how it is in your case? Contact us!