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    I want to get a patent

    Does anyone out there have any experience with getting patents on their ideas? I have a pretty good idea for an improved pulk sled, made a few for friends and think this could actually become something.

    Any Idears??
    Im a sinner begining to see the light.

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    Maybe start here…..http://www.uspto.gov
    Google search Patent and lots will come up.
    Carry forth.
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    Post the idea on here and maybe we can help. ;-)

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    Having worked for a small business that patented 3 ideas I can definitely say be prepared to break out your wallet. Patents are very expensive. There's countless hours of research before you even apply for it. Any lawyers time isn't cheap. I think patent lawyers are even more expensive. Unless your idea is truly groundbreaking, it might not be worth it.

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    I have on patent pending. It is crazy how much it costs and how easy it is to get around. There are different reasons for getting patents but your reason is to protect a product you are going to sell, realize you will have to sell a lot.
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    As all others have noted it is not easy. I had patent pending for a forensic light source. That was pretty cheap. If you have Score (free non profit business advice from retired professionals) I got it all done for $400. That is good for a year. The hope would be to sell the idea in that time. If not then you will be messing with a full patent. That is when it will cost. A friend spent over $10,000 filing and defending his patent.

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    I have a patent on my Gogrillz and yes it was expensive. But it's the only way to protect your idea. You could do it yourself, but unless you know what your doing, it may end up costing you more than a hiring patent attorney. Good luck with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have on patent pending. .....
    SERIOUSLY ... you're going to patent some of that alien technology you've been messing with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    SERIOUSLY ... you're going to patent some of that alien technology you've been messing with?
    Actually the Titanium Dutch Clip is patent pending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Actually the Titanium Dutch Clip is patent pending.
    Now ya went and dun' it!

    Last edited by Hawk-eye; 01-31-2014 at 10:14.

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