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Hello everyone

I am thinking of registering a patent, but have never done so before so would like some professional help so that I get it right.

Could anyone recommend a consultancy firm that could help mewith this.

Thanks

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I'm afraid that I can't assist in recommending a Patent agent but I have written quite a few of my own patents over the years. The main purpose of mine was to give me some protection for a 12 month period while I spoke to various companies about my ideas. What then happened was that the companies who I licenced the idea to then took out a full patent and paid for it themselves.

The initial patent application, which lasts for 12 months is free however the costs are considerably more if you use an agent.

The Patent Office offer good advice on producing your own patents however i'm sure that in the end a DIY patent will never be as thorough as a professionaly produced one.

Bear in mind too that your patent is only as secure as the amount of money you're prepared to pay to defend it.

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Regardless, if anyone else can help with the topic of the OP, it would be appreciated.

this is the guy who invented the wind up radio

he has since gone on to start this company

I did contact them myself at one stage and they seemed very helpfull

but I never followed my idea through

http://www.trevorbaylisbrands.com/

if you want to prove your idea was concieved on a certain date

then write it all down and send it to yourself registered post

and leave envelope unopened

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Hello everyone

I am thinking of registering a patent, but have never done so before so would like some professional help so that I get it right.

Could anyone recommend a consultancy firm that could help mewith this.

Thanks

What's the broad area of your idea? Patent agents tend to specialise in different things so you'll need to pick one that covers your specific area. I might be able to point you to someone depending on what it is you're trying to patent.

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Just a little bit about when I was involved in it when I worked for a company and spoke to an agent on the phone

They talk very slowly and elaborate on all the details, be aware of this, you'll find out why when you get the bill for the call

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Can you describe, in detail, what you want to patent.

Don't.

As you probably realise, premature disclosure would kill your rights to a patent.

Part of the groundwork for a patent is search for prior art; in particular, making sure that the idea has not been patented already.

You can search online before approaching a patent agent. I recommend you do this because even an incomplete search might reveal that your invention is not new. I once saved myself a lot of money by discovering that my idea had already been thought of.

Once you have more confidence that your idea has not been patented, a patent attorney will do the search properly.

You can also visit The British Library in London and read the patents on file there. It's easier than it sounds, and you turn up all sorts of subject matter on the subject of interest that may give you further ideas.

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if you want to prove your idea was concieved on a certain date

then write it all down and send it to yourself registered post

and leave envelope unopened

Thanks -that's the first thing I'll do

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What's the broad area of your idea? Patent agents tend to specialise in different things so you'll need to pick one that covers your specific area. I might be able to point you to someone depending on what it is you're trying to patent.

It's a household utensil type product.

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Part of the groundwork for a patent is search for prior art; in particular, making sure that the idea has not been patented already.

You can search online before approaching a patent agent. I recommend you do this because even an incomplete search might reveal that your invention is not new. I once saved myself a lot of money by discovering that my idea had already been thought of.

The site quoted previously had the same advice. I gave it a quick go, but need to spend a fair bit of time as the search function is a little strange!

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