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Re: Help... i have an idea...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10th, 2007, 8:28pm »
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If you are serious, you should contact an attorney to file a patent application or to conduct a novelty search.
 
Typically, I recommend filing a provisional patent application and then taking a year to conduct a novelty search and test the market and see if manufacturing brings about any changes to the invention.  
 
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Re: Help... i have an idea...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 11th, 2007, 5:39am »
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on Dec 10th, 2007, 8:28pm, DJoshEsq wrote:
If you are serious, you should contact an attorney to file a patent application or to conduct a novelty search.
 
Typically, I recommend filing a provisional patent application and then taking a year to conduct a novelty search and test the market and see if manufacturing brings about any changes to the invention.  
 

 
 
Why do a provisional?  That is what 102(b) is for.   Also, most patent attorneys draft the claims first, as such, the cost for drafting a provisional verses non-provisional is essentially the same.  I would just file a non-provisional and save the filing fees.  Just my opinion.
 
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Re: Help... i have an idea...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 22nd, 2007, 3:27am »
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If you are sure of your ideas,patent it !then show it to the world and let the world judge it.
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Re: Help... i have an idea...
« Reply #8 on: Dec 22nd, 2007, 7:33pm »
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on Dec 10th, 2007, 8:28pm, DJoshEsq wrote:
If you are serious, you should contact an attorney to file a patent application or to conduct a novelty search.
 
Typically, I recommend filing a provisional patent application and then taking a year to conduct a novelty search and test the market and see if manufacturing brings about any changes to the invention.  
 

 
It depends.  If it is in biotech, I agree.  If not, I would file a non-provisional.
 
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