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(Message started by: Chris D Black on Jun 28th, 2005, 3:59am)

Title: I need help..
Post by Chris D Black on Jun 28th, 2005, 3:59am
Hi im 20 years old and am a college student majoring in finance and resort tourism and plan on attending law school after i graduate.  My dream is to become an entrepreneur some day and do my own thing.  Anyway about every day I come up with ideas on how to fullfill my dream and have crazy ideas about products or ideas(most unfeasible or just not good). However recently an idea hit me that I believe would revolutionize a certain industry.  I just have some questions.  I'm having trouble trying to put my question/comments into words so bare with me..

Basicly I want to take an aspect of two industrys and put them together ..It's not exactly a product its more of a service i guess you could say. can you obtain a patent for that?

What I guess I dont understand is if someone created the idea of videogames for example how can someone else copy that idea? was that not patened?

It just seems that almost everything that has been made has been copied but just done in a different way.  If you can explain why thats able to be done thatd help.

I guess my fear is that even if I'm the first one to think up of the idea and have it patened and I take the idea to a company(becuase I can't perform the idea by myself because I dont have the recources) they will just copy the idea but do it a different way( like the videogame example)..could this happen?

Thanks for any information/advice sorry if this seems a bit confusing.

ps If you advise me to see a lawyer about it how can I find a good one that wont potentially screw it up?

Title: Re: I need help..
Post by JimIvey on Jun 28th, 2005, 2:03pm
This is answered and discussed here:;action=display;num=1119952928

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