> We have recently been asked to apply for a patent for our art gallery builder application ( a few potentially unique points were thrown up ), something that I personally refused to do mainly out of principal.
The question was regarding unique, yet probably obvious, techniques we have used in creating our art gallery creator software.
A lot of investors seem to prefer it if a company has patented something ( possibly due to larger companies purchasing the patent / company with patent at a later date ).
When asked if we had applied for one, I mentioned no. When pushed further to see if a patent could be applied for, I briefly summarised ( in a nice fashion ) the thoughts of many software developers… that software patents are, basically, wrong. Professionally, morally, creatively.
But, from an investors point of view, they can potentially make you more money, which is the crux of the problem I suppose.
They aren’t too cheap neither!