Should you file a patent for your invention? Well it depends.
As private inventor, filing a patent is actually only sensible if you want to start a business around your invention. This business can be a producing company, a service company, a patent licensing company or any combination of these three.
If starting a business is not your cup of tea, aiming for a patent is not a wise strategy.
Of course, there are more reasons for aiming for patent protection, in future patent tips there will be more information about the reasons to obtain a patent portfolio.
Hendrik de Lange
Dutch and European patent attorney