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2 Critical Criteria for Patentability

Your invention or concept must meet two crucial conditions in order to be eligible for a patent. Rich outlines these criteria and how to assess if a patent is right for you in this second video of a six-part series.

The first criterion is that your invention must be patentable. This means it must meet one of the four conditions set forth by patent law: it must be a machine, a manufacturing, a composition of materials, or a process. The second criterion is individuality. This means that your invention must be unlike anything else on the market.