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...
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: New Tool Ideas#59402 12/04/0505:12 PM12/04/0505:12 PM
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!
Wood work but can't!
Re: New Tool Ideas#59403 12/04/0508:39 PM12/04/0508:39 PM
"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....
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.