Q: How can I get my ideas patent to sell on the market I all ready have a lot of prototypes.
If the product has items they use all ready patent by someone else
First it is important that you do NOT have any public use of your invention or prototypes. There is a razor thin exception for necessary testing but you should consult with a patent attorney before engaging in any public testing.
Second it is important that you do not have any sale of the device outside of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. A public sale ruins your option for a patent in the US and most other places. There is some small risk that a non-public sale ruins your options in the US so if you want to be careful, do not make any sales at all until you have a patent application on file.
Third, ideally you avoid any public disclosures of your idea (such as on a website). This starts a one year clock in the US but ruins your options in many other countries.
I suggest that you do some preliminary patent searching using tips found here -- http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching .
I suggest that you gather your thoughts by creating a rough draft of a provisional patent application using the tips found here http://bit.ly/Provisional_GBU .
Then I suggest you find competent patent counsel to help you navigate through this system.
I hope this helps.
Kevin E Flynn
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