In order to be eligible for a patent, an invention must meet certain requirements. It must be patentable, “new”, and “useful”, as defined in U. S. patent law.
Additionally, it must not be something that people already know about in the field for which the patent is intended. To determine if an invention is obvious, courts will analyze the scope and content of existing knowledge and technology in that sector, the level of what constitutes normal skill in that sector, the differences between the claimed invention and what is already common in the sector, and any other objective evidence to suggest that the new idea is not obvious. Obtaining a patent is a complex process and requires a thorough understanding of the legal requirements. It is important to consult with a qualified patent attorney to ensure that your invention meets all of the necessary criteria and to ensure that your rights are protected.