Q: Do a product have to made first to do a patent? How can I get a product made without major cost?
A: This is not so much a legal question as one of manufacturing. You usually have to have a prototype to be able to say how it will function. As getting a patent is long and complex, and expensive, suggest you may want to consult a patent attorney--they may answer that first question. The second is your issue, not a legal issue.
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