If your app is a new way of doing business, can you patent it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by alanrudy, May 8, 2012.

  1. alanrudy macrumors newbie

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    Can you patent an app that is basically a new way of doing business (process) online (as long as it's useful, novel, and non-obvious)? I hear it's a big gray area, I've read that you can because a business process is able to be patened and I also read that you can't because you can't patent an idea and something online isn't really a specific machine (whereas a certain one of a kind calculator may be patenable)? Thanks so much in advance for any help.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I believe anyone can try but it may not pass. Do it and find out or find a lawyer who specializes in the process.
     

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