- White Belt
- Posts: 9
- Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:35 pm
I have a product I want to have manufactured and sell. I have done some research on the product and there are people who have patented items similar to what I want to do, but mine would be a variation of one of those. It's a good idea and I believe it would sell, but the marketing is terrible on anything out there, you have to search for days to find it, and the product can be drastically changed to make it more functional.
I believe in this product and am more than willing to put in the time and money, because I believe in it, but I'm just not sure what to do and am overwhelmed. Since there are similar products, do I bother with a patent, what is the point if someone can make slight changes and call it new? What do I do to protect myself, and I certainly wouldn't want to infringe on anyone else's patent either so I need to be careful.
One last note.. I really don't want to license it, I actually want to do the work myself, I just want to make sure I'm doing it right. I guess I just don't know where to go from here. Please help!