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can i patent a circuit

Postby youngcreator » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:22 am

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i know that i cant patent the parts such as capacitor and certain chips in a circuit schematic but can i patent a full circuit schematic for my invention?, or do i even have to as long as i have a design and/or utility schematic and explain in detail what it does.

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Re: can i patent a circuit

Postby stereo-vision » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:33 am

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An invention is a process. A “process” is defined by law as a process, act or method, and primarily includes industrial or technical processes. A process is the way an invention performs rather than the way it is structured. Computer software performs a certain way, it makes certain processes. In my last invention, I only had to submit a block diagram showing the "process". But yes, you can patent a new circuit too.

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Re: can i patent a circuit

Postby youngcreator » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:04 am

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ah i see, thanks for putting it that way. i should have seen it like that before. thanks for the reply

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