Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Inventions

If you have an invention:

  • Call (800) PTO9199 for patent information
  • Be aware that less than 1% of new product ideas make it to market
  • Consider applying for a patent, etc. yourself

If you want to use a company to apply for a patent:

  • Be aware that legitimate companies usually do not charge fees up front (most deal on a contingency basis)
  • Be wary of companies which:
    • Use high-pressure tactics
    • Claim a great success record
    • Charge large up-front fees
  • Ensure the company is registered to go before the Patent Office

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