A lawyer once told me, “I can get a patent on anything…” This is a misguided perspective. Just because you can get a patent doesn’t mean you should, especially with the costs associated with patenting. Patent attorneys are concerned with their ability to secure the patent, so they will tell you whether or not they can get a patent issued. What they do not address (nor should it be expected of them) is whether the patent will lead to revenue generation or cost savings. If it does not, then only get a patent if it provides some strategic value to the organization….