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I'm wondering if it's worth trying to patent a part of a web

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I'm wondering if it's worth trying to patent a part of a web application.
I didn't think this sort of thing was possible but heard 2 cases where patents were granted in similar cases which made me feel more positive.
In a nutshell.
We are developing a system for recruitment that is very different. Instead of a jobseeker creating a cv - they create different tiles for different parts of their cv. The employer than either passed or rejects each tile with a quick tindr app style swipe. This gives the employer a scoreboard where they can see the jobseekers that best fit their requirements without any biasm on age/gender etc but more importantly it provides jobseekers with real time feedback on their applications. so - they can see that on 80% of their applications, they are rejected because of their skills - and then recommend some courses for them. - (example).
It's that bit - the real time feedback, that I want to try and feedback.
we're a few weeks away from launching with trials with employers snd will go forward either way - but I wanted to know if a patent was possible because that would make all the difference!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question and welcome.
What is the underlying code? Is it open source/ close source?
Will this be a software as a service run from your servers?
Kind regards
AJ
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi AJ.

It's bespoke code written and owned by us. Employers pay to add jobs on our system but the code stays with us and there will be no white label or saas approach.

Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Thank you.
Is the main concept here the design of the interface?
Kind regards
AJ
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Neither - it's what we do with the info.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Neither - it's what we do with the information.

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