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A friend of mine is having a good and new business idea and he would like to make me a business partner with him. In between our business talks, we came through a topic that if someone copies our idea then what will we do? Whether it be a wealthy person or a big corporate company, how can we protect our business idea from being copied? Can we get a patent to our business idea?

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Ideas are like butts: everybody has one and most of them stink. Patents make an inventor feel good, but if you can invent something, somebody else can invent a way to get around your patent. Professional inventors do not bother with patents because they make more money selling pamphlets on how to reproduce their results than they would trying to sell patent licenses. If you really want a patent, you need advice from a patent lawyer.
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It depends on your idea may someone have already its patent and yes you may get its patent but you need to consult a lawyer for all kind of paperwork to be done get it over here James Davis Defense. Hope it works for you and wish you luck for your new business

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answered by ELITE (4,642 points) 2 10 27
I think every country has the agency that one can visits if they have ideas for business. Actually, no matter how one is confident that they have unique idea, they might not aware that their idea already existed in some parts of the world. The patent should be given to the unique ones. I am not sure where in your country, but here we can visit DTI for that. You just need to quickly or immediately listed your ideas and what are your plans about it. They will going to asses your ideas and then they will let you know what are the ideas similar to yours. You can ask your local government about that so you will can start patenting your ideas. They can even help you to expand and develop your idea too because yours might be immature or you might find out if that is great or not.

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