Originally Posted by wjv
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..