If you are a pet parent, you’re probably always on the lookout for innovative products and services designed with your pet’s enjoyment in mind. And let’s face it: When a new product for our cats, dogs, or other furry friends also promises to make our own lives easier, purchasing that product is usually a no-brainer. In addition to things like fancy water dispensers and eye-catching pet toys, pet-related technology products are becoming increasingly popular, including pet safety devices and entertainment tools. Pet Tech Trends Include Pet Wearable Technology and More! The pandemic meant many of us got to spend extra time with our pets. As life returns to something resembling a pre-pandemic “normal,” many pet parents now find themselves in the market for products and services that can help them keep tabs on Fido or Fluffy when being physically together isn’t possible. Some of the innovative pet-related services and tech that have come onto the market in recent years include: \tIOT (Internet of Things) dog collars that can alert pet parents, turn on lights in the home, or trigger other IOT devices when a dog is displaying signs of agitation or other unusual activity \tTelehealth veterinary evaluation and triage services \tAn invisible fence system for dogs, with the “fence” defined by boundaries drawn on a smartphone or tablet computer For inventors and entrepreneurs who understand the unique bond shared by pets and their owners, there is enormous opportunity to create additional technology-related products and develop new services for pets, including products and services that can leverage the IOT. Patents for Pet Tech Can Protect Inventors and Entrepreneurs If you have an idea for a pet-related technology device, applying for patent protection can provide a number of potential benefits. A patent gives the holder the exclusive rights to use, make, or sell the invention for up to 20 years. In addition to preventing others from stealing your idea and going to market with it first, patenting your idea could also reduce the competition, expand your market share, and ultimately, provide higher profits for you. An experienced, licensed patent attorney can help you navigate the complex processes and procedures involved in obtaining patents through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.) Your patent lawyer can advise you on different types of patent options and will work carefully to ensure there is not already an existing patent for a substantially similar product. After conducting patent searches, your attorney can help with the application process and handle correspondence with the USPTO. Bold Patents Can Help Protect Your Rights in Your Pet Technology Inventions At Bold Patents, our services include patent searches, utility patent and design patent application and registration services, provisional patent application assistance, patent infringement services, and more. We offer clear, end-to-end guidance for technology innovators and entrepreneurs across the country using a fully remote service model and transparent, flat-fee pricing. Many of the legal professionals on our team have backgrounds as technology inventors and entrepreneurs themselves, so we have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and thrills that come with the process. If you’ve invented the next big pet-related technology product or service, discover the Bold Patents difference for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary screening with a non-attorney advisor who can answer general questions about our firm and the services we provide.