I am new to patents and I was wondering that can I buy patent for a specific gesture used for a specific purpose in Google glass. The thing is that I have implemented something in one of my glass apps and i think it would be copied by other developers so I want to stop that.

Can anyone guide me? I live in Asia and I don't know how to buy a patent and whether it will be valid worldwide or not?

  • Sheraz, is it your intention to "buy" an existing patent of a third party or to apply for a patent on something you have developed?
    – Phoenix88
    Apr 5, 2014 at 16:21
  • @Phoenix88 Its a feature that i developed on Google glass. Like i used a specific gesture for specific purpose and i don't want anyone to copy it :) Apr 7, 2014 at 5:24

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Sheraz, patents are geographic in nature. So, a US patent, for example, only provides the owner with exclusionary rights in the US.

I recommend you get in contact with a local patent attorney to discuss. Many patents have been issued for gestures in the context of touchscreens, trackpads and the like. See ==> http://io9.com/10-physical-gestures-that-have-been-patented-1251848412

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