What is a patent?
A patent for an Invention is an exclusive right, granted by the government to a patentee, giving him the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell or selling the invention, without his permission. This right is granted for a limited period (usually 20 years), in a territory in which the patent is registered.
In order to obtain a patent, the Invention should be new, useful, and not obvious.
A patent does not automatically give the inventor or the owner of the invention the right to practice his own invention (Freedom to Operate). If the owner wishes to use his patent he should make sure that other party does not own a patent that "dominates" the invention or get a license from the owner of the dominating patent.


I have a new Invention; what should I do?

  • You should immediately inform BIRAD whenever you have a new Invention. Birad’s team will guide you regarding the next steps.
  • You need to submit an Invention Disclosure (“Taglit”) using the link: https://dd.birad.biz/
  • “Public disclosure” made prior to filing a patent application can jeopardize or eliminate the possibility of obtaining patent protection. Therefore, you need to make sure that you do NOT “publicly disclose” the content of your Invention before consulting with BIRAD and filing a patent application.

Note that a “Public disclosure” relates to any written and/or oral publication and/or public use, anywhere in the world by anyone including the inventor himself!“Public disclosure” includes

for example:

- Articles (also in Archives)

- Abstracts (of lectures or other presentations)

- Oral or other presentations (symposiums, conferences, Poster)

- Web-based publications

-Student’s Thesis

- Patents and patent applications

-etc ….

Keep updating BIRAD about any future publications after submitting the Taglit form as well as after filing the patent application.