Have you found existing ideas or products that are similar to your idea? Use this guide to begin evaluating the unique features of your idea and the market penetration.
Identify the critical features of your competition, if you haven’t done this previously using the Inventor’s Pack .
Identify the limitations of your competition.
Identify the critical features of your invention.
Describe how your invention overcomes the limitations of your competition.
Complete this process for each competing patent or product that you have found.
Determine how the desirable novel critical features of your idea and how they overcome the limitations of your competition would translate to market penetration.
The result of your critical evaluation can be recorded in the critical evaluation form:
You should now know whether there is any novelty in your idea.
August 27, 2012