If you have a great idea, you might be wondering what the process of patenting it is. There are several steps in the process, including writing down your idea, conducting market research, and developing a prototype. In this article, we will explain what each step entails, and what you should expect when filing for patent protection. We?ll also cover how to develop and file a patent application.
Writing down ideas
Invention ideas are often inspired by existing products or services. Whether it?s computer software or a new device, an idea for an invention can be rooted in a need. The key to writing down ideas is to capture them as soon as they come to mind. While they can easily float away, inventors are trained to capture ideas quickly. Listed below are some tips for capturing an idea.
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