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

    May 7, 2012
    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


    Feb 19, 2005
    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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