It may seem like folly to some Texas residents to think that federal law protects ideas that seem impossible to most people. However, without people who follow their "impossible" dreams, many of today's household objects -- such as iPhones, toasters and microwaves -- would never have been invented. Patent law protects those who are willing to look outside the box and create something new that could possibly change the way we live.
Many Texas residents have innovative ideas that they believe could possibly revolutionize a certain industry or create a product to make consumers' lives easier. Patenting such an idea would be a good idea in order to ensure that the creator of the idea receives credit for it. Before obtaining a patent, however, it is necessary to determine whether it is possible for the idea to be patented. United States patent law dictates that an idea must meet two main criteria in order to be patentable.