- First, do a free patent search at www.uspto.gov and Google’s Advanced Patent Search.
- Second, hire us to do a basic professional search for $1200.00.
- Third, brainstorm with me on an hourly basis to format a product launch budget.
- Fourth, decide if you are a producer or a licensor.
- Fifth, if you are a licensor, then file a utility patent to get claims allowed as soon as possible.
- Sixth, if you are a producer (like most of my successful small clients), then file a provisional application, spend your money on inventory and marketing, and always consider the value of filing a design patent as well!
- Good luck!