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I have an Invention ... Now What?
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Emjay
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Re: Whats the first step...
« Reply #5 on: Aug 26th, 2004, 11:47pm »
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Thanks again W, This forum could prove very usefull.
 
 
 
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Re: Whats the first step...
« Reply #6 on: Aug 30th, 2004, 8:58am »
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I'll just weigh in a little late here, W is right -- as long as your combination of known things is new and non-obvious, you should get a patent.
 
One part of your post not addressed yet is how to approach the potential interested parties -- either major manufacturers or investors to help you manufacture the product.  Don't tell anyone about your idea before you file your patent application without an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).  Well, attorneys are always under NDA, so it's not necessary for them.  Most manufacturers and investors won't sign them, so you have a bit of a conundrum -- it's difficult to get a good patent application without other people's money and it's difficult to get other people's money without a good patent application.  
 
I hope that's more helpful than it sounds.
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