Currently working on that next ‘great’ project? Inventors Digest has a few tips to help you get off on the right foot.
1.) Have your invention evaluated by a non-biased professional – even if your mom’s in the business, go to someone else.
2.) Read all you can about new-product development. Go to your local book store or library and dig through the Web … others have gone before you. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
3.) Network with other inventors. Join a local inventors’ organization.
4.) Do your own patent search. If it looked promising, make an appointment with a patent attorney, patent agent or professional patent searcher. Show them the results of your search and follow their advice.
5.) Do what you do well and hire pros to do the rest.
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