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« on: Jun 20th, 2007, 5:55am »
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I have found a new use fora very common product that would  greatly reduce or eliminate a health issue for millions of people. My question sis, after getting this product patented, would it be best to go to the manufactuere of the product or proceed to a medical manufacturer to produce and market the product. (the company is international
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 20th, 2007, 2:41pm »
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Which manufacturer should you go to?  Depends on a number of factors, which manufacturer has more to gain?  Which manufacturer has the most to lose?  Would you be better off manufacturing yourself? etcetera
 
You also need to figure out exactly what you are patenting, and the best way to protect it within what is possible.  It doesn't sound like the product is patentable here (in fact the current "manufacturer" may hold the patent), but assuming something is patentable, it is likely a new and novel method of using this product, and/or even perhaps a new and novel way of marketing the product.
 
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 21st, 2007, 6:33am »
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Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. After much thought, I beleive contacting the manufacturer of the exsisting product, the best route to go. They certainly would have a great financial gain with the new use of their product ( with a little tweeking) and the insurance companies would love it as well. Should I be armed with a disclaimer. I have also noticed on Johnson& Johnson's web, a section to submit new ideas, is this risky?
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