Many inventors are very careful to keep the details of their inventions a secret before filing an application for patent and very often, they lose precious time keeping their invention tucked away in a drawer before applying for a patent.
The most often used and recommended process is that the inventor consults with others about the invention before it is filed for registration of patent pending.
The AvTipus team provides advice on inventions and patents in a range of fields.
Naturally, an inventor is reluctant to reveal the details of his invention before filing an application for patent and sometimes, because of that reluctance, the invention remains hidden in a drawer and never becomes a reality or as time passes, it becomes irrelevant.
Our company signs a confidentiality agreement with the inventor and we make a solid commitment to maintain absolute confidentiality before the inventor files an application for patent (פטנט).
It is vital that the inventor ensures that all those with knowledge of the details of the invention and the patent sign a confidentiality agreement before the application is filed.
We strongly recommend that all the consultants and experts involved sign a confidentiality agreement regarding the future patent. Without a confidentiality agreement, any revelation of the details could harm the invention’s future fitness to receive a patent.
If the inventor does not maintain its confidentiality and does not ensure that all those involved sign a binding confidentiality agreement, the invention could be defined as being in the public domain.
Signing a confidentiality agreement before applying for patent is the legal and fair method for the transfer of details and information about the invention from the inventor to anyone who has signed a confidentiality agreement.
The confidentiality agreement defines the extent of the content of the invention and allows the parties who have signed the agreement to transfer information in an orderly and defined manner.