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« on: August 30, 2006 11:48:55 AM »

Have any of you had someone steal your design or idea for a product? Does anyone here have a Patent on their product? I've been wondering what I would do if someone were to market my idea, essentially steal it. I want to get a Patent, but they seem expensive. Can anyone tell me a rough price on a Patent? Huh

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006 01:44:34 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006 07:56:48 AM »

Hi again!  Your product is very cool and I've never seen something like it before, especially so well done and with the whole story behind it etc.

Try doing a search here for the topic, I know there have been lots of discussions. Also, I think I spotted you're a RISD alum.  I think I've seen that there's a fairly big network of RISD alum designing/crafting.  There's RISD alum sale I've ehard about.  My point is, there maybe resources at your old school that can also help answer these questions.  You have a great resource there I would think.

My other advice would be to get yourself and product recognized because then peopel will associate it with you.  With a following you will also have people looking out for you and letting you know when they see something that looks a little too much like yours.

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006 09:51:28 AM »

Patents are indeed expensive, but the risk they take on is worth the price if you in fact are dead set on protecting your idea.

And if you're going to go the way of the patent, you should also get your name trademarked.

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