Q: A new cigarette that will positively change global market, even among non-smokers. Huge ROI, new paradigm, evolutionary!

My question is about today's processes as far as patent search, type of patent required to protect our idea, securing our rights BEFORE leaking the idea to those who might steal it before we come to market, and resources on implementation and aligning with potentially existing cigarette manufactures in order to bring product to market.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: Congratulations on your new venture!

Yes, you need to apply for a patent before you present it, market it, sell it, or even talk about it in detail with anyone. Absolutely. You do not need to get a patent, but you need to apply for it. This is especially true because you will need to get patents outside of the US.

I've written many patents, including those for smoking cessation. If you wish to talk more, please send me an e-mail or call me.

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