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#59400 - 12/04/05 09:20 AM New Tool Ideas
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Over the past year or so I have come up with some ideas for some tools and materials that might just make our lives easier. Anyone have any idea what I do next?

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#59401 - 12/04/05 10:20 AM Re: New Tool Ideas
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Build a prototype, patent search, find a shop that will make them, refine the idea, and look for a market. And contact a laywer to discuss licensing of patentable portions, and copywrites. Not sure of what order that is all in...
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#59402 - 12/04/05 01:12 PM Re: New Tool Ideas
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See a patent lawyer first. Discuss the idea with no-one and certainly don't put any ideas or designs here or in any other publication. Don't talk the ideas through, or show prototypes to friends, relatives or neighbors. If your idea gets into the 'public domain' first, your patent application will fail.

Best of luck!

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#59403 - 12/04/05 04:39 PM Re: New Tool Ideas
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Could one of the tools be a x-ray goggle that one would wear and see behind the sheetrock?

I wish.......

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#59404 - 12/04/05 05:22 PM Re: New Tool Ideas
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Maybe it's a magnet that hooks a snake from the basement to the attic for pulling homeruns...

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#59405 - 12/04/05 06:26 PM Re: New Tool Ideas
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Sheetrock? Who'd use x-ray glasses to see through sheetrock?!!! Jimmy Carter?!

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#59406 - 12/05/05 12:04 AM Re: New Tool Ideas
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"magnet that hooks a snake from the basement to the attic for pulling homeruns..." done that.... Magnet on a string, on a fishing pole, on a string on a fishing pole, throw magnet across drop ceiling, down walls to cathch another string with a washer on it, or another magnet, retrieve lost linemans, stud/screw/nail finder, keep everything in place in the bags, and pouches... I love magnets!

X-ray goggles would be neat! Although I have thought of getting in the GPR market. (Ground Penetrating Radar) Better than X-ray for floors and walls made of concrete....

Anyway, it can be done... Look at these guys.... All started with an idea.... http://www.maxistools.com/ http://www.no-dog.com/ http://www.rack-a-tiers.com/
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#59407 - 12/05/05 08:00 AM Re: New Tool Ideas
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If you intend to actually manufacture the thing yourself, you better get some legal advice (and insurance) concerning product liability, as well.

Even if you can't see any possible way for a user to hurt themselves with your product, some moron eventually will, and they'll hire some bottom-feeder lawyer to go after you...

Sad, but that's the society we live in nowadays.

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#59408 - 12/05/05 09:43 AM Re: New Tool Ideas
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#59409 - 12/05/05 12:06 PM Re: New Tool Ideas
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Wireless,
I would highly recommend getting the book..,"Patent it Yourself" by David Pressman.
He's a patent attorney.
It gives step by step instructions, tells you how to do your patent search, and even has all the forms you'll need.
He even gives advice on marketing your ideas.
I don't mean to sound like a commercial but, it's helped me alot.

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