How to protect your idea and save money. Who to trust and who not to deal with. Investors, lawyers and other folks who may or may not be your friend. How to figure out if your idea makes economic sense before you waste your time and money. Deal points with a license deal. Answer for should you build a company around your idea or license it out. How to get competitive information.
I have about 2 dozen issued and pending patents and make some really money along the way. I been inventing full time since 1989. I have learned how to write my own pending patents without a law degree. I have earned a prize in an international product design competition.
Various independent inventors groups
US Patent Office
I have a BS from San Jose State.
Awards from the US Dept of Energy and Medical Device Design Competition.
Companies ranging from $10 billion to 200 million, but I signed secrecy agreements.
It sure beats working a real job.
Create something useful
Solve the twin fears of fear of success and fear of failure and you are almost there allready.
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Jerry, The first thing you need to do is get a good non-compete agreement. You can get them for free on line but just read the expensive ones in the library or book store to choose the best free one.
Forget the invention companies as they are crooks. The only place that can tell you about the patentability is a patent lawyer but they are expensive. I would recommend that you read about filing a provisional
Tuan, I would advise you to read "Patent Pending in 24 Hours" By Pressman. If you cannot get around their patent I would ask for a license and pay them a royalty, and/or, after you file a PPA, show them
Gerard, This is a tricky question relative to can you get a patent on combining 2+ products of another company. The first question is are these products patented. Do the products have markings regarding
Your questions are not specific enough for me to say anything that could help you. There are a bunch of licensing agreements online both as a boiler plate or real examples of licensing agreement. There