August 17, 2009
Posted: 08:47 AM ET
HELP ME CLARK!
Because you have the time, you should go to get a book called 'Patent It Yourself' from a website called nolo.com. With 'Patent It Yourself,' you will learn how to actually process your own patent.
Money is short and time is long for you right now, so go ahead and do all the legwork yourself to make that patent happen.
Now here's the hard part: if you want to actually build this product and you need investors, usually what you do is contact companies who do that general business area and might be interested in the product that you have successfully patented.
Call and ask them who they funnel possible inventions or possible product ideas through. They might refer to them as their patent broker.
Contact that individual, have them sign a non-disclosure form and give them the information on your patented idea, and see if they might become your partner at the company they would pitch it to.
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