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I need opinions
« on: Oct 28th, 2007, 10:48pm »
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I would like an opinion about this. I am a specialized consultant in my business segment and I developed a graphic product for industrial application.
 
I commented in very general way the idea with an important scientist researcher of a recognized high-tech multinational company manufacturer of equipments in where this development can be installed. This researcher are very interested.
 
On the other hand, I have investigated about this and I discovered that it is not possible to patent my graphic product and nor to apply copyrigth. Therefore, If not exist some legal way to protect this product but the company are interested, how I can negotiate with the company? Because in addition this product must be customized for each specific client, is not a generic product.
 
Perhaps to propose that the company contracts my services like an employee?  Or what advise me? Exist other options to negotiate?
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Re: I need opinions
« Reply #1 on: Oct 29th, 2007, 12:35pm »
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Regarding:
 
"Or what advise me? Exist other options to negotiate?"
 
In my opinion, you are Yoda and should stick to training Jedi.
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Re: I need opinions
« Reply #2 on: Oct 29th, 2007, 3:14pm »
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You need to contact an attorney, because you will need to disclose the details of the invention so that the attorney can advise you the best way to protect this "invention".  
 
Please remember that you have only 1 year from the date of disclosure to file a U.S. Patent application.  It sounds like you already lost your foriegn rights!
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