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  1. charlies

    charlies New Member

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    hi,

    i have an idea for invention, it's really good, for a tool specific to an industry, not automotive. it will save companies decent money and homeowners time and trouble. i will be extremely upset if i see it on t.v. or in the stores and i'm not getting paid for it. what do i do? i know i should patent my idea, but what does that really do? what if someone came up with a similar idea, but different in some ways to mine? would they be able to market it?

    also, who could i get to work on the design for me? would that person end up giving me blueprints that i could take to a machinist? i don't want to make some corporation rich off of my idea. it would be an electro-mechanical device. how would i keep the designer from stealing my idea?

    thanks in advance.
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    dodgestang Active Member

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    YOu can't patent ideas..it has to be tangible
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  3. charlies

    charlies New Member

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    so i would have to make a functioning prototype first?
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    t_chelle16 Keeper of the closet key Founding Member

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    I think that as long as you have very detailed plans and a sound theory on how it should work, you can still get a patent.

    -Chelle
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    oboebrian Founding Member

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    You can patent ideas or innovations, business systems, etc.. They are called intellectual Patents. Go buy "Protecting Your #1 Asset" by Michael A. Lechter, E.S.Q. who is one of the country's top intellectual patent attorney.

    https://secure.richdad.com/product.asp?id=E165
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    Fostang Founding Member

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    What is it? LOL
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    gp001 Founding Member

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    Send the isea to me and I'll make you a prototype ;)
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  8. HistoricMustang

    HistoricMustang Active Member

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    Just stay away from all the stuff on TV concerning getting a patent.

    See a local attorney and some even specialize in patents.

    HistoricMustang
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    I think what you want to do is file for a patent pending.
    this will keep you invention ideas from being used by someone else.
    once you have patented something, I could make some small change to it and call it mine. :D

    PB
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