Our client, George Haddad, aimed to solve a common problem: ordering clothes online only to find they don’t fit right. “That’s why there are sizing charts!” Some may say. But a size 8 is not always the same across brands; you’ve probably learned that the hard way. Plus who knows what 26 inches relates to for their torso height? Well, now you will.
People often call our office and ask "is it possible to patent my app idea?" normally followed by "what if the app isn't developed yet?" The short answer: Yes. The app you're wanting to protect simply needs to be a new, inventive idea that was never publicly disclosed or only disclosed within the past year. Also, it cannot merely be computerizing longstanding economic practices.
You have stopped yourself from seeking patent protection because you did not think you would be able to go through with it. Was it because you thought it already existed or because you are not an expert in the field?
It may seem like startups are everywhere these days, especially if you’re located on the West Coast. However, according to Forbes, 9 out of 10 startups fail. Why? Forbes cites a CB Insights report that the number-one reason for failure, as polled by startups, is the lack of market need for their product.