Is Getting a Patent Worth the Time and Expense?

Are patents worth the time and cost?

I know many people think that what they hear/see on TV is all true.  Most probably don’t actually think it’s all true, but they tend to think that as they’re watching certain things.  If someone looks like an expert, then they must be…right?  This is the case with the famous show we have all probably seen at least once – Shark Tank.  One of the questions you hear the “Sharks” ask often is, “Did you get a patent for it?”  If the answer is yes, they applaud the entrepreneur.  But if the answer is no, then you’d think it was the end of the world.  But from my experience, if you are dealing with an everyday consumer product with a wide market, a patent is often just a waste of time and money.  Here’s why…

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