You've got a brilliant business idea! Its the time where you will be seeking advice from others, do some scoping and testing, and developing your business plan.
But there is a step here which many miss. This is the opportunity to consider what IP you'll produce and the strategy you can use to protect it.
Patents can be a valuable addition to the portfolio of any start-up, and an enforceable patent can also be a great way to enshrine your competitive advantage. But for tech start-ups looking protect digital solutions there are a number of significant hurdles to consider before applying for a patent.