Why You Patent–Part 2

November 16, 2016
Patterson Thuente

Italy-1421. An Italian inventor is about to make patent history.

Architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi was granted a patent on the manufacturing of a barge with a hoisting gear—a device that streamlined the transportation of marble. The patent resulted in Brunelleschi acquiring a three-year monopoly on the manufacturing and sales of the new barge. While monopolies are only celebrated today when you secure Park Place and Boardwalk, Brunelleschi revolutionized national and global business as his idea would influence society for the next 600 years—patenting your hard work and creative ideas is a profitable business decision.

Patents protect ideas. They keep innovations in the hands of those who worked tirelessly to create them. Without his patent, Brunelleschi’s barge could have become the profits of many, but the patent protected his IP and innovation.

Patents often provide more than profits—they provide drive and aspiration. That drive motivates innovators every day. They create one great idea and it sparks the next. Protecting your ideas, inventions and systems is what keeps innovators going.

Patterson Thuente is there to help you protect your ideas.

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