In a previous post I discussed a number of relevant points related to a business perspective on patent protection, or what I like to refer to as Effective Patenting. As a point of significance I noted that before filing a patent application, it is first important for a business to determine what its objectives are for doing so. Seeking a patent just for the sake of a patent is hardly ever fruitful. I identified three primary objectives for consideration as: Excluding Competition, Marketing Tool, and Revenue Stream. Once objectives are identified, it is time to consider strategy.