How to Evaluate an Invention
With every invention idea you need an Invention Process to step each idea through to test the feasability, marketability, and protectability of your invention.
Follow these simple Invention Help steps to evaluate an invention:
1. Complete a recording or documentation of your Invention Ideas (i.e., document your ideas invention in writing). Get our Inventor Start Kit
2. Also, evaluate and document all possible alternate embodiments, useful materials, substitute components, and means of engineering around your idea.
3. Also, perform a thorough Patent Search/screening & Evaluation of the protectability of your new invention idea. Perform a patent screening using your invention keywords. Google Patents.
4. Furthermore, perform Product Research – Search the internet and trade publications for your product. For example, type in “toilet air filter” if that is the descriptive terms of your product as well as any relevant combinations of this term.
5. Also, evaluate or estimate your inventions Commercial Viability and the market size.
6. Also, gather detailed contact information of all inventors and assignees (companies) listed on any relevant patent or patent application found during your patent search
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7. Moreover, if you feel you must disclose your ideas to a third party prior to filing a patent application then disclose under a confidentiality agreement or non disclosure agreement (NDA Agreement).
8. Next, find a patent attorney
9. Also, schedule a meeting with your patent attorney (or teleconference)
10. Make copies of all documents and prototypes
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- Patent Search – US search at US PTO records room & written opinion
- Provisional Patent – Preparation and filing of US provisional patent applications
- Patent Application – Preparation and filing of US patent applications (regular/non-provisional)
- Design Patent – Preparation and filing of US design patent applications