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Old 01-11-2012, 18:00   #38
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Originally Posted by wjv View Post
Have you done a pre-filing patent search yet?

Let me know if you need help with your search. I'm an IP analyst and have access to real IP search tools and multi-country databases (not just google patents which has only 10% of what's actually out there)


No pre-filing patent search..

..1st order of business is a working prototype.

As you know...much has changed recently concerning "first-to-invent" vs "first to file".

My business partner in this endeavor has a patent attorney (also an engineer) lined up if & when we get to that point.

I would guess a provisional patent application would be submitted then.

And I appreciate your offer...I will run it by my partner when he gets back from Dubai next week.

My last patent search involved sifting thru maybe 10 CD's of patent filings..

..not fun!
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