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May 24, 2015

Manufacturing Agents

Regardless of where you live or what industry in which you work, you are sure to find agents who are both reputable and less reputable as is the case with a variety of professionals. These individuals often serve to assist inventors as they move through the manufacturing stages of the invention process. However, before you decide to hire an agent for your invention process, let’s take a moment to define what an agent does and the potential costs as well as things to consider prior to hiring an agent. What exactly is an agent? An agent is an individual who […]
August 2, 2012

Improving Product Quality

The maintaining or improvement of your product quality is up to you and the directions you give to your suppliers. Allowing your suppliers to supply without checking the product quality is a very costly mistake. You need to direct the manufacturers to a point that no rejects can get through the system. The reason why it is up to you is because this is a added step to the process and the manufacturers don’t want to add extra cost for themselves. The are two approaches to take when selecting a supplier. One is the low cost and the other as you probably guessed is the quality […]
May 29, 2012

What can you patent?

To be able to patent something your idea needs to be new (novel), involve an inventive step and be non obvious. Certain countries have exclusions on things being patented such as nuclear bombs. In general a patent will be granted for an invention as long as it is: New or Novel Involves an inventive step Is capable of Industrial / useful application 1. New or “novel” The invention must not have been made in public in any way, anywhere or before the date on which the application for a patent is filed. 2. Involves an inventive step This step must not […]
February 23, 2012

Provisional Patents

A provisional patent (Provisional Application) is an interim patent that can be filed for utility inventions (see below). You can file a provisional patent without any formal oath or declaration or claims and don’t need information disclosure (prior art) statement. A provisional Patent is a low cost alternative or preliminary step before filing for a non-provisional patent. The reason people do this is to test the market before spending too much money on a regular patent. How long does it last? The provisional patent lasts for 12 months which should be long enough for you to manufacture your product and […]