A patent is exclusive right granted for invention. If you are doing creation of any product and if your all evaluation tests are done then you should find out any similar invention. You can easily get this kind of information from trademark and copyright office. If there is any similar invention then estimate scope of invention and then compare it with any other. In case, your invention is nicely worked then any copyright invention then you should copyright it. With this way, inventor can easily turn his innovative idea into money. An inventor gets lots of benefits if his invention or idea is working perfectly. But the whole procedure of a a patent is not easy as you think. It needs documentation work. Must try to understand it!