Saint Paul, MN asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Minnesota

Q: I have an idea for an invention and I've talked to companies about it I do not have a patent but I don't want it stolen

I can't afford a lawyer was looking for a one pro bono seems to be none in St Paul Minneapolis area how do I do this myself or can I

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila

A: Dear Mrs or Mr,

if you want to be more sure that your invention will not be stolen, there is an option to sign non-disclosure agreement with your business partner/company you are talking to about your idea. Always inform such company that you insist on signing this before you talk about your invention. Every serious company should understand it and be able to sign it for you.

I wish you best of luck with your invention and project.

Contact me anytime if you need advice on intellectual property law.

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