Q: New idea what is the first thing I Should do?

It's an universal product

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Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: I give talks to entrepreneurs all the time. One of my slide sets emphasizes that there is no harm from getting in contact with a patent attorney early. But there can be serious consequences to waiting until it is too late to preserve both US and non-US rights.

So reach out to a patent attorney that enjoys working with entrepreneurs instead of big companies. Your general lawyer may know one. Maybe your accountant does. Another choice is the Small Business Development Center in your state. They are paid to help people like you and they tend to know people like me. (I just came back from a coffee meeting with the NC version which has an extra letter SBTDC).

I also recommend that you do a bit of searching to get a feel for how different your product is from other products and to see the level of detail that belongs in a patent. https://bit.ly/Patent__Searching

There is much more to do including possibly a higher quality patentability search but one step at a time.

Kevin E Flynn

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