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Bob, I am not an attorney but it would seem to me that a high value low production rate sensor platform would benefit from patent protection. However, it can be costly and at times a maddening process that, in it self, does not gaurantee commercial success. You will find that the real work of selling your idea starts after the patent is issued. Also be aware that congress has recently changed US patent laws to make it first to register instead of first to invent which will take effect soon.
0 · July 31, 2012
Great discussions. Insightful information.
0 · July 12, 2012
I've had an idea for awhile and finally am doing something about it. While researching "how to" articles I read something which mentioned connecting with folks via an inventors club which lead me here. Looking for insight into the process, what works best, what to consider, what to avoid and any other insight/advice folks are willing to offer and share. Thank you!
0 · July 7, 2012
I have a few inventions related to a novel sensor platform and have produced prototypes to demonstrate feasibility. The results are very promising and I don't know how to proceed to the next step. I know that patenting is the next step but money is always an issue. I hope to gain knowledge as to how best to proceed and also would like to help others based on my experience and expertise. I work in the area of cancer research and more specifically immunology.
0 · July 6, 2012