How do you patent an app?

It is possible to patent an app by following the steps listed below:

  • Find out if your app is eligible to be patented by conducting a patent search at the USPTO
  • File a provisional patent application
  • File a regular patent application within a year
  • Draft the app specification explaining how your app is different from anything else in the market
  • State clearly which aspects of your app are you claiming app ownership over
  • Include drawings if your patent makes use of a visual interface
  • File the patent either by mail or by electronic mail

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