Hello everyone. I am new to the site and was amazed at the great feedback people receive. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I am 17 years old and have a new invention. I am at the point now where I am completely stuck in what direction to travel. I have a prototype made.
Of course it is a simple prototype and used to get the point across. I want to bring it out to the public/the consumer but I don't want to lose my idea. So easy thing would be to go through a patent agent. Then I run into the problem that I don't have a final prototype but a simple one that is going to be altered. I don't have the machines/CAD design to make a final design.So I would have to look into a rapid prototyping company?
I guess what i am trying to say is do I go to a patent agent or a prototyping company.
Cortex is the closest in the area which is still a 4 hour drive. If anyone has experiance with them or could give the site a quick look and tell me if this is what I am looking for? Any other referable company that I could use?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Maybe keep in mind I am 17 so funding isn't the best. Thats not to say I am not prepared for the costs, I have done my research into what to expect but the lower the better to some extent I guess. I hope what I am trying to say makes sense, if not I can try to reword it.
Thanks in advance, Clow