i think you formed an idea of all the responces to your questions.to help you in a good conclusion,i think you might want to do a bit of all.you can start a small shop for making your product with little cost,it doesn`t have to be fancy.get some materials that needed for it and start building it your self maybe with a help of a friend.when you reach the final shape register it and start selling it in small quantities and slowly slowly you will be all over the world.good luck man,and thanks from all animalls of the world.
I`d be interested in seeing the source of those stats. One basic reason to get a patent is to prevent copying of your invention. Does anybody want to copy your invention? If the invention is not likely to make money, the patent will not advance your business goals no matter what you do in terms of getting a patent or not getting a patent. The solution is to find a better invention or product, not to eliminate the need for patent protection where it actually would help.
You don`t have to worry about people copying a bad idea - at least not for long. One catch-22 is that it is not always that easy to predict with terrific precision what will and will not make money. If it was, there would be very few business failures.
thanks for the link. the website says "97% of all patents never earn more money than they have cost - in part because the inventors / owners held on to expectations that showed lack or preparation, and that were clearly unreasonable."
Did that website make up the 97% figure - or did they get it from an actual study of some kind?