Q: How does one get an ideas manufactured,,I have an idea but not sure where to go from here.
A: 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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