How to Make Non-obvious Improvements in Inventions

Imagine you have a traditional bicycle with two wheels, and you want to innovate it to make it faster.

You decide to add a turbo booster to the bike.

However, simply adding a turbo booster might not be considered a nonobvious improvement or non-obvious by the Patent Office.

They might argue that it’s a common upgrade to enhance speed in vehicles and doesn’t significantly alter the bicycle’s fundamental design.

To argue for patent eligibility, you’d need to demonstrate substantial changes beyond just the addition of the turbo booster.

For instance, if your turbo-enhanced bicycle includes innovative features like a regenerative braking system that harnesses energy to power the turbo, it would likely qualify for a patent due to its nonobvious improvements.

Remember, it’s not just about adding more; it’s about innovating in ways that fundamentally change the product’s functionality.

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