What would be the best Stack Exchange website to ask questions about patents? For example, the best way to patent a given idea in the artistic / creation field.

  • 1
    Note, there are recommendations to not ask "what is the best way", generally, avoid that line of questioning on Stack Exchange. If you simply ask "how do I go about doing this" and show what you've tried, that will generally be well-received assuming your question is on-topic for the site.
    – casperOne
    Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 16:07

3 Answers 3


Probably in your patent lawyer's office. There is patents.stackexchange.com, but that isn't a patent law advice site.


There's the Patents Stack Exchange site.

However, it states it's:

for people interested in improving and participating in the patent system.

So I don't think that your question about the best way to patent something would necessarily be on topic.

As a general rule if you are asking for "the best X" then your question is highly likely to get closed as not constructive (at best) on any site in the network.


That would be on Patents.

  • 12
    Be sure to check the about page on whether the question you intend to ask is within the scope of the site (it sounds like it probably is, if it falls into the "Patent law or the patent approval process" category).
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 11:56
  • Ask Patents Commented Mar 23, 2023 at 18:05

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .