Patent is the most advisable option for protecting an invention. It can be used for covering as comprehensively as possible a wide range of technologically-oriented inventions, which may relate to methods, equipment, structures, compositions, arrangements, assemblies etc.
A significant advantage of patent protection lies in the fact that a patent shall not be ultimately granted until after a novelty and inventiveness examination conducted by patent authority and after a subsequent opposition period. Thus, evidence is always available to support the validity of a granted patent.
Another advantage of patent protection is the granted patent's long validity time as well as the automatic concealment of a patent application, by virtue of which the invention may not be prematurely revealed during official proceedings.