Time, Money Big Factors in Decision to Pursue Patent by Robert Bell Posted 11/1/2010 12:00 am Updated 6 years ago The cost of obtaining a patent is determined in part by the complexity of the invention, but a long lead time in getting a patent can cause headaches for inventors and investors. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.