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How do i protect my business idea?

    • 990 posts
    February 17, 2012 9:35 AM EST

    save up some money and talk to a patent attorney

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    • 990 posts
    March 30, 2013 1:30 PM EDT

    consult a patent attorney

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    James Lindon, Ph.D. Patent Attorney
    Lindon & Lindon, LLC
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Pharmacy Law, Litigation
    [this is not legal advice - provided for discussion only]
    Intellectual Property for the Individual and Small Business: Identify, Protect, Enforce, Defend.
    "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
    http://www.LindonLaw.com

    • 1 posts
    September 2, 2013 11:00 PM EDT

    keep it to yourself and calculate your risk. Do some research if your idea is really new and if it is, consult yourself by various advisers. Don`t start empty handed ;)

     

    • 1 posts
    March 19, 2013 11:30 PM EDT

    I would definitely secure the idea if it’s that good as you say. If is the idea that cannot be secured and that can be easily copied than you just have to be the first one to go out with that kind of idea, promote it and find for example someone to come into business with you. I like The One Million Dollar Homepage. College student sold pixels to companies that wanted to advertise online. Then there were thousands of similar websites that tried to do the same but were not successful. I also like the “WhateverLife” (www.whateverlife.com), The Time Owner – http://www.thetimeowner.com (brand new idea where you can buy and own any days in history or future), etc. 

    • 7 posts
    June 6, 2012 9:45 AM EDT

    There are two ways to patent a new idea:

    1. Do it yourself (see this post:  http://patentfile.org/how-to-patent-an-idea/)

    2. Hire an attorney or agent to do it for you (see USPTO list:  https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/query.jsp)

     

    The cost to patent an idea can vary greatly and is spread out over time.  Here is a good timeline showing these costs:  http://patentfile.org/howmuchdoesitcosttopatentanidea/

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    • 37 posts
    February 23, 2012 11:47 PM EST

    Secure your business plan because it is important for us to implement those strategic plans in perfect manner.

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    • 19 posts
    February 15, 2012 6:41 PM EST
    I think james is right that you should not reveal your idea to anyone until you setup your business...
    • 1 posts
    September 18, 2013 3:55 PM EDT

    As lastly I started my business of Free PSN codes and PSN code generator, I didn't tell or share about anyone. After setting all necessary criteria s, go ahead and share about your business ideas. 

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    • 16 posts
    February 14, 2012 11:52 PM EST

    You should not reveal your idea to anyone until you setup your business and it would be better that you run your business with yourself instead taking the help of business broker. In that case, you can easily protect your ideas...

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    May 21, 2012 8:56 PM EDT

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    • 54 posts
    June 21, 2012 10:00 PM EDT

    As they say an idea alone isn't enough to start a business. Aside from an idea you must have a plan and most importantly funds. Remember everyone has an idea for a business is what you do to that idea what counts. Put it into action before others will. 

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    • 11 posts
    February 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST

    I believe I have an excellent idea for a new business or I could even link it to an already established company. As a single mum I can recieve some assistance through centrlink. Before I go approaching anyone I would like to know how to protect my Idea incase it really takes off!! Also any other advice re funding etc. would be appreciated as I have no capital.

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    April 21, 2013 7:40 PM EDT



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    April 11, 2013 5:48 AM EDT

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    • 2 posts
    April 11, 2013 11:34 AM EDT

    Your idea maybe very worthy, but there are some people who have the audacity and the resources to swipe the rug from under your feet before you even get in the door. 

    Your best bet is to consult an IP attorney. If you want advice please consult LefortIPLaw.com

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    • 38 posts
    January 28, 2013 9:11 PM EST

    I agree with James, You should not show your idea to anybody until you create your business. I think, that's a best way to protect your ideas and your business plans are essential for you to use these specific plans in great approach.

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    June 19, 2013 11:37 PM EDT

    I like idea of james that you should not reveal your idea to anyone until you setup your business...

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    • 8 posts
    June 11, 2012 2:54 AM EDT

    Secure your idea smartly. But don't dig it to underground. If you have an idea, it has to become to a money making business! Good luck

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    • 10 posts
    October 7, 2014 8:24 AM EDT
    If you decide to do it yourself check out this article:
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    • 27 posts
    October 22, 2014 10:21 PM EDT
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