Saving money when protecting inventions
Most technical startups & technology companies consider filing for Patents at some stage. Although the strongest IP-right, it is usually a long wait until grant - considerable time & money is needed to get the Application written & filed, followed by regular investment to keep the process moving as the Application is examined by the national Patent Office.
As a rough guide, the drafting, filing & examination of a Patent in one country costs at least €15000, and protection in additional countries cost about €5000 - 10000 each.
But there are cheaper and quicker alternatives to protect your invention - be aware of the advantages and risks of each option before pursuing it.
Consult Fireball Patents if in doubt, or more information is needed