you can check us out at www.slingshotpdg.com. We can help you develop your product from an engineering standpoint before or after you file for a provisional patent. We do put an NDA in place before speaking to people about their ideas, so you can be confident in working with us if you decide to work on your 3D before filing for a patent.
no, you don`t need a prototype to file for a patent. But, if you plan to your product, you will definitely need a functioning prototype along the way. Sometimes, it is better to prototype and hash out exact design details before you get a patent, as the patent may restrict any changes you wish to make while developing a functioning prototype.
you can contact a local seamstress, and yes you probably want to have an NDA with whomever works on the prototype. product Development firms could also help you with prototyping the idea, keeping manufacturing capabilities and costs in mind. You can check out my company at www.slingshotpdg.com. We can help you develop the product and bring it to market. We have a Nondisclosure agreement that we put in place before talking to our clients about their ideas. We could help you with any step in the process or along the whole road, from market research, product development, prototyping, getting quotes on manufacturing, manufacturing support, and commercialization.
Sounds like you have a good idea that you think will sell well, and have the resources to make a functioning prototype. In order to get to stores, you need to fully develop the product along with a business plan, and work with someone to commercialize your product. Most people will also want to know numbers on the profit that you can potentially bring before they strike a licensing deal with you.
Sometimes, getting a patent too early may restrict you on making any design changes to help better your product, but some people do want to start with the patent, just to be protected. I work for Slingshot PDG and we work with entrepreneurs like you and help them bring products to market. We could help you with specific steps or all throughout the process. If you are interested in learning more, you can check us out a www.slingshotpdg.com
we can help you with packaging design at Slingshot PDG. We work with local sources to generate packaging prototypes and can also get quotes on packaging manufacturing. Send me an email if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org