Do I need to file a patent application to use my invention?

There is no requirement to file a patent application on a new idea or invention if you do not wish to do so. However, without a patent you do not have the same statutory ability to monopolize or enforce exclusivity around your idea and stop others from copying it. You should consider early in your ideation process what your patent strategy will be, to avoid early disclosure or early decisions which inhibit your patentability should you later wish to do so.

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