If you have a great idea, make sure you contact a registered patent attorney as a first step. The following video explains the game plan.
CAUTION: Many inventors contact patent marketing companies as a first step and are usually persuaded to spend thousands of dollars on prototypes and marketing material.
Marketing an idea that is already patented is a huge waste of money and is NOT the first step.
Instead, it’s important to hire a patent attorney to conduct a patent search as a first step.
The patent search will determine if the idea is patented or taken.
If your idea is already patented, you missed your chance (unless you can improve it). If your idea is not patented, wonderful! At that point, you may want to protect it by filing a patent application.
So please – even if you do not hire our law firm, make sure you go with a U.S. law firm.