A ground-breaking idea can give a twist to your designation. A useful and operative idea can enable you to get a patent unless it is offensive to public morality or is intended for only illegal purposes. And, being an inventor of an innovative idea, you can certainly apply for patent.
A patent is issued to the individual inventor and not to a company. Patent protection is available for any product, process or design meeting certain requirements like novelty, non-obviousness and utility. However, the patent protection lasts for a limited period as described on https://easyreadernews.com/why-inventhelp-has-become-so-crucial-for-new-inventors/.
Types of Patents
Patents are available in all shapes and sizes. There are three major types of patent and two subtypes of utility and plant patents called provisional and non-provisional. The majority of the patents are designed for non-provisional patents as you can read from https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-discussion-about-inventhelp-and-helping-people-achieve-their-goals/.
• Utility (Non-provisional) patent
• Design patents
• Plant patents
Provisional patent application – It never becomes a patent itself while it requires the filing of a non-provisional patent application within one 12 months. However, it is only an interim application.