Msg#: 3153506 posted 1:19 pm on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
With my programmer i have developed a ecommerce system to send gifts similar to vouchers via email, that only works in the industry that im in.Can i patent such a thing because im doing well and its only a metter of time before the competion does the same.
PS:please i would like to know how to do it , and how much it might cost.and asume i have enough money to support a patent even if it is not woth doing.
Msg#: 3153506 posted 5:06 pm on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
I believe you'll find that programs cannot be patented -- Only processes can be patented.
However, programs can be copyrighted, and you should definitely register a copyright if you intend to publish the code. If the code has already been published, it may be too late, though -- There is a time limit.
For U.S. patent, trademark, and copyright information, see [uspto.gov...]