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May 24, 2015

Why patent an idea?

The most obvious answer to this question is, of course, to protect your idea. Based on the nature of your idea, there may be people ready and willing to patent your idea if you have not already done so. The application for a patent gives the owner of the idea the best opportunity to profit from the idea while, simultaneously, preventing others from copying it for their own benefit. However, although a patent prevents others from copying your idea, you do not have to have patent an idea to be able to exploit it. It has often been said that […]
December 25, 2014

Protect your invention ideas without a patent

You might be thinking, “How do I make my idea a reality without sharing it with others?” At some point, you will need to share your ideas with designers, manufacturers, distributors and marketing experts. The most common way of protecting your idea is, of course, to obtain a patent. This process, however, can be costly, not to mention time consuming as they can potentially take years to be approved. There are other cost effective strategies that you can use to protect your idea from being stolen. Agreements There are a few legal tools to help protect your idea. These tools […]
July 9, 2014

Choosing a Patent Attorney

Its important to remember a Patent is a legal binding document that is an enforceable contract giving you the rights of a design once the patent has been approved. As with any contract, you need to include accurate information as this could potentially affect the validity of the patent if done incorrectly. I need to point out that most of the time patent lawyers/attorneys work on a set fee whilst some may work on a hourly rate. If you choose to go for the hourly rate option, be aware this potentially cost more in the long run. Costs involved Check […]
June 8, 2012

Don’t rush your invention

Ensuring your invention is going to be the best you can possibly make, means you need to take your time and don’t rush. A forced invention is more likely going to be a failure as it most likely won’t consider all aspects of the market. Presumably you have a full time job and a life, so treat your new idea as a hobby to start with. Don’t even consider quitting your job based on your assumption that you will make millions instantly. Your idea might make millions, but it will almost certainly take a minimum of 6 months until you […]
June 8, 2012

Six mistakes inventors make

So you think you have an idea, great. But are you one of many that fall into the below six categories of mistakes inventors make. If you are, then be careful, you might get knocked down quickly and this can cost you dearly. Mistake 1 – Expecting unrealistic results Don’t think that you will make a million dollars straight away, its highly unlikely. All new products take time to develop. For example it takes a minimum of 6 months for the design and manufacture processes before you even progress to marketing and sales. If you employ a good team, this […]
May 27, 2012

Brainstorming hurts my head

So you want to come up with a new product, but have no idea where to start? Brainstorming is the quickest and easiest way to come up with new ideas. What is Brainstorming? Brainstorming is where a group of you sit down and throw around ideas on a specific issue and then determine which one of the ideas is the best one. With every brainstorming session appoint a facilitator whose job is to encourage, guide the ideas and write them down. Ensure you do this in a relax environment and where people can joke and talk comfortably. No such thing as […]
February 24, 2012

Will big companies steal my idea?

So you came up with that great idea that no one else has thought of yet. What do you do with it? There are two directions you can follow: 1. You either do all the hard work yourself and get the design and manufacture, marketing and sales done. or, 2. You approach some of the big companies already out there selling similar products and try and pitch your ideas to them. No matter how great the idea there are always people failing with getting their product to market successfully and end up with a dead end product. The years and […]
February 23, 2012

Do you qualify for a patent?

Here are steps to check to see if you qualify for a patent. Your idea / invention is not one of the following – a law of nature, physical phenomena or abstract. Your idea / invention is not one of the following – literary, musical, dramatic or artwork. These are possible to be copyrighted not patented. Is you idea / invention useful? Does your idea / invention cause offense to anyone else. Is your idea / invention novel? This means no one else has come up with the invention before you did. Is there a patent pending for you idea / invention? Is […]