Time, Money Big Factors in Decision to Pursue Patent by Robert Bell Posted 11/1/2010 12:00 am Updated 5 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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.