Q: How does one get an ideas manufactured,,I have an idea but not sure where to go from here.
If you are interested in protecting your product before you start selling, you should contact a patent attorney to determine if your product is patentable and, if so, prepare and file a patent application.
Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.
Attorney at Law
Di Nola IP
A: At the very least, before you go to a manufacturer, get an attorney to draft you a quick NDA (nondisclosure agreement) or if dealing with a Chinese manufacturer, make sure it's an NNN (non-use, non-circumvention, nondisclosure agreement). I would also highly recommend filing a provisional patent application before speaking with a manufacturer. While it will be much easier to rely on an expert you trust, you can file a provisional application pro se as a micro entity for $75.
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