Developing Your Idea

Before getting patent drawings find a qualified engineer or design professional to develop your idea. Get a guarantee of confidentiality and statement of disclosure agreement signed with the designer.

Often a patent is issued and then the patent holder finds that to produce the item he must change the design so much from his patent is no longer valid for the product that he wishes to produce.

It is important that you first have a viable product design that you can produce and that the item will sell. Designs and prototypes should be made. It should be tested and developed to a quality suited for a demanding market.

When you are confident that you have it sufficient developed then proceed with your patent. You can file a provisional application for patent for a small fee but you must file for the patent within 1 year as described on

You may need to obtain a patent to sell your idea. Also the time spent developing your idea hasn’t been used on the life of your patent and you should also have fewer revisions.

Manufacturing Your Idea

A limited manufacturing of your idea can be very desirable. It should be an extension of the development and a bridge to the marketing. It cost less to build limited tooling and it is less costly to make revisions.

And if you need to retool you have less to lose. Hopefully the design and development has been thorough and you have few changes to make. But most often when a product has made it to market there are improvements to make.

Starting with limited manufacturing and marketing can be a smart approach. But by being thorough in your design and manufacturing, diligent in the testing, and cautious in your marketing, you may save your product and make it successful as written on

When you have a limited market and everything is working you may want to expand on the sales and the manufacturing capacitive. If you choose to license it to a company for manufacturing, or to find companies for marketing, you have data to present. With sales and reorders these companies will have more confident in your product.

Invention Prototypes: A Design for Success!

The prototype is the important first step for those who have their own idea for an invention. The prototype helps to take the idea from paper and turn it into a palpable form. Those who are going to create a prototype need to make sure that they are taking all of the necessary steps and precautions.

Those who are looking to have a successful invention need to file for and acquire a patent. It is important for inventors to protect their rights; the patent will help to keep their idea safe and secure. It claims the idea as their own, giving them the protection that they need to follow through with any investment and creation plans.

There are plenty of inventors who attempt to go through the patent process on their own and fail to realize that the patenting process is somewhat complex and difficult to understand. Those who have never filed for a patent before may get lost or stuck, and those who do finish may not have filed correctly, thwarting their own attempt to protect their invention as you can see from

Anyone serious about their invention should work to hire a legal professional. This professional is going to be able to provide them with the tools that they need to correctly file for a patent. These professionals, also known as patent attorneys, will work to create a tight and secure patent. They know how to write patents and can create air-tight descriptions that will keep the invention completely safe.

Patent attorneys will also be able to provide confidentiality agreements. These agreements are necessary for anyone looking to talk about their invention with potential production companies. This contract, when signed, prevents others from stealing an idea and provides legal ramifications for those who do.

It is important for all inventors to document their prototype. Prototypes need photos (and, if possible, videos) to help others to understand how they function and operate. This is particularly important for those who are looking for investors for their invention. A clear and concise visual will help others to join in on the project.

All inventors need to make sure that they create the perfect prototype for their invention. Many fail to realize that this process includes patents and visuals as shown in this article.  All inventions will be unsuccessful without them.