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Here you will find Private Patent's frequently asked questions.

Below you will find the list of subjects, you just have to click the title to consult the subject.

The information below concerns specifically Private Patent's users :
   - How to protect an idea?
        - Why to deposit an idea on Private Patent ?

             - Why to consult ideas on Private Patent ?

                  - How to deposit an idea Private Patent ?

                        - Consult ideas on Private Patent

                             - The classification of ideas on Private Patent



More technical information is at your disposal too :
   - Cookies et hypertext links
        - Private Patent's hosting
             - Continuity of service


Finally, some information concerning the confidentiality of personal information transmitted to Private Patent :
   - Protection of personal information concerning Private Patent's users

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How to protect an idea?

An idea itself cannot be protected, it is the way it is expressed that can be protected : invention, trademark, literary or artistic creation, ...

However, if the idea concerns an innovative method or it has an original name referring to its concept , it will be protected by copyright for the method, and by trademarks rights for the name.
But Private Patent guarantees the protection of your ideas because when an idea, no matter if it is protected or not, is deposited on Private Patent, its ''protection" is guaranteed by a specific date of deposit.

Click here to know more about intellectual property
...

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Why to deposit ideas on Private Patent ?

Generally the owner of an idea should keep evidence proving that he/she is the real author of this idea :
- since this idea has not been developed yet and that he/she feels the obligation to divulge it ;
- in order to assert his/her copyright.

Private Patent lets the author of an idea obtain :
- a fixed date to deposit his/her idea (the date of deposit of the idea on Private Patent) ;
- a legal background to protect his/her idea.

Private Patent guarantees this level of protection and lets its users present their ideas to industrial and/or financial potential partners.

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Why to consult ideas on Private Patent ?

You wish to find an idea, an innovation, a patent, ... in your sector of activity without spending all your R&D budget... Private Patent® is made for you.

On Private Patent® you can look for exploitable ideas, no matter if they are protected or not by a patent, Soleau envelope, ...

When an idea attracts your attention, you can consult the three pages summary of the idea (each one is made up of tree pages) as well as, if you wish, the idea in its entirety.

However, please note that in order to consult summaries, or the idea in its entirety, you have to be registered on Private Patent®, if you are not please click here.

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How to deposit an idea on Private Patent ?

Which kind of ideas can be deposited ?
All kinds of ideas can be deposited on Private Patent, no matter if they are appropriable (patent, ...) or not, no matter if they concern products or services.

Who can deposit ideas ?
Everybody can present their idea, no matter the type of idea and the sector of activity it concerns, no matter if the idea is protected or not, no matter if the idea is protectable or not.

How to deposit an idea ?
To deposit an idea, the author has to :
- be registered on Private Patent ;
- sign online an engagement contract.
This operation is free of charge and it is necessary to deposit ideas.

Using the username and password he/she has been given, the depositor will be able to :
- deposit new ideas ;
- consult the 'logs' concerning consultation of deposited ideas ;
- contact visitors who are potentially interested in his/her idea(s).

Contents of an idea deposited on Private Patent / Each idea deposited on Private Patent will include :
- the title of the idea ;
- a wording to present quickly the idea ;
- 12 free-indexing words (or expressions ) ;
- 3 screen pages containing the summary of the idea ;
- a text containing the presentation of the idea in its entirety.

There are documents at your disposal to help you with the presentation of your ideas, to consult them just click here ...

But please note that in order to deposit an idea you have to be registered on Private Patent®, if you are not please click here.

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Consult ideas on Private Patent :

Who and how?
Everybody can consult ideas in French and in English on Private Patent.

Consult the summary of an idea :
Using the username and password they are given when they register, visitors can consult as many summaries as they want.


To consult the summary of an idea, visitors must have signed online a confidentiality agreement.
;
- chosen the type of consultation (by number of consultations or by subscription) ;
- payed their
rights or their subscription.


Consult an idea in details :
To consult the summary of an idea, visitors must :
- have signed online a confidentiality agreement ; ;
- chosen the type of consultation (by number of consultations or by subscription) ;
- payed their
rights or their subscription.

The consultation of an idea in details is not free of charge.


Once they have consulted an idea in details, visitors will have the possibility to contact the owner of the idea through the plateform Private Patent.


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The classification of ideas on Private Patent :

Ideas deposited on Private Patent concern products or services.

As far as services are concerned, we have kept the 11 service classification classes, click here to consult the classification of services.

As far as products are concerned, we have kept the patent classification, click here to consult the classification of products.

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Cookies and hypertext products:

Cookies :
To have access to some Private Patent's services you have to accept cookies (a cookie is a small amount of data which is sent to the user's browser and stored on his/her computer's hard driver).

If you have set your computer to reject cookies, access to some Private Patent's services may be altered, or even impossible, in this case Private Patent would not be responsible for the reject of cookies.

Hypertext links :
Hypertext links on our site towards other Internet resources have been authorized by preliminary explicit permission.

Private Patent's users and visitors cannot create hypertext links towards Private Patent without Private Patent's preliminary explicit authorization.

You can ask for this authorization by writing to the following address : contact@privatepatent.com .

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Private Patent's hosting :

Our site is hosted by the OVH company ( www.ovh.fr ).

The OVH company also deals with the security of Private Patent and of its data.

Our site may be sometimes temporarily 'out of order' because of maintenance reasons, in this case Private Patent will do its best to inform its users in advance.

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Continuity of service :

Private Pattent site is accessible 24h/24 every day, except in circumstances beyond its control, such as informatic problems, problems linked to communication nets or technical problems.

Our site may be sometimes temporarily 'out of order' due to maintenance, in this case Private Patent will do its best to inform its users in advance.

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Protection of your personal information :

Privacy :
All our employees are subject to confidentility and privacy legal obligation as established in their employment contracts.

Protection of your personal information :
Personal data concerning our users are used within Private Patent only, to provide you with Private Patent's services, they are not accessible to non-authorized people.

In accordance to articles 38 and 40, law 2004-801, 06/08/2004, you have the right to have access to your personal information and to modify and remove it.

You can demand to assert this right by writing to the following address : contact@privatepatent.com .

 

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