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Can You Patent A Mobile Application? | IP Conversations

In today’s world, our phones and the apps installed in them are vital to our daily lives and routines. But can these apps be patented?

Read this IP Conversation to find out!

Hey IP Geek. 

I was wondering if one can get a patent on a mobile application? 

Yes, mobile applications can be patented if they meet the requirements for patentability. 

In order to be granted a patent, a mobile application must be deemed novel, non-obvious, and have a specific technical solution to a problem.

The invention should be something more than just an abstract idea or a business method- it should have a technical aspect or innovative functionality that sets it apart from existing applications.

It’s worth noting that obtaining a patent for a mobile application can be complex, as there are certain challenges related to patenting software and computer-implemented inventions.

If successful, the patent would protect the unique aspects and functionality of the application, providing the inventor with exclusive rights to the invention for a limited period of time. 

I see. That does seem like a case by case approach, with some apps being more patentable than others. 

Thanks for letting me know about this, IP Geek. 


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