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I have a new invention. how do i protect it. what should i do first? I dont want to learn the hard way.

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You should do some research to find out if you are able to patent your idea, if it original, how much it will cost etc. And after that obtain a patent for your invention if you can. If you can't afford to get a patent, you should consider getting money from investors, to cover the patent.

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get it copy written and don't share your idea after it's copy written.

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if i dont share with a company how will i make $$?
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Wait until it's official copy written. You don't want them to steal your ideas!
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True!!
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Patten it

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U.S. patent, If ur in the US!

www.uspto.gov/
Home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site.

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Filing A Provisional Patent Application .....dont just simply go to a website offering to buy it from you :)

http://www.forbes.com/2006/12/06/patent-smallbusiness-tradesecret-ent-law-cx_nl_1206nolo.html

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Best answer yet do you have more info?? Thanks
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patent it, also when designing it keep a detailed bound notebook, each page numbered, dated signed by you and another trusted person

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Good idea Thank you
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Well, what is it?

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patent office

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