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After documenting your idea.  It would behoove you to have a patent search
done.  You can do it yourself if in DC.   I would start with an electronic
search, then search the individual classes at the patent office. Plan to
spend all day.  A few hundred dollar here might save you thousands later.

In lieu of a Patent Attorney, look for a Patent Agent.
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/roster/index.html
possible saving you some cash.

Good Luck,
Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Fisher" <d_fisher1952(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: Patenting


> Thanks for all insightful and kind comments.
> I talked to a couple of patent attorneys and apparently you're talking
about
> at least about +$5,000 just to get a patent.
> As you guys mentioned the risk with the new law is possible infringement
and
> your defense in court.
> So far in the past 10 years I've  had about 10-11 ideas and which I've
seen
> some of them got manufactured.
> Also I checked on Patent Office web site, I noticed that some of other my
> ideas have been already patented (or manufactured).
> I can see that my ideas are original and have a potential to be successful
> (and helpful to human society).
> I do have an acquaintance who's been very successful in high Tech.
Invention
> area. I was thinking to ask his opinion on this may be he can give me a
lead
> on this.
> Any hint on this by you is appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Darren
>
> _________
>
> >From: "David Sharp" <Ausgang(--nospam--at)e46fanatics.com>
> >Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> >Subject: Re: Patenting
> >Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 16:07:07 -0700
> >
> >PatentingRe: Patents
> >
> >If you do choose to patent something, and you don't have a team of
lawyers
> >on the ready to defend you against those who will steal your patent, (and
> >in effect dare you to defend it,) consider patent insurance.
> >
> >Our company went through a brutal and expensive patent infringement case
> >some years ago.  To make a long story short, we now insure our patents
with
> >Lloyds.  What this means is that our legal 'offense' against anyone
> >infringing our patents is paid for by our insurance carrier up to a
amount
> >based upon 'how much' insurance we buy.
> >
> >This is a big deal, because those who infringe one's patents may very
well
> >have their legal fees covered by normal business insurance as part of
their
> >'defense', as was the situation in our case.  Thus, the 'infringer' gets
a
> >free ride, (no out-of-pocket expenses,) to defend himself.  Whereas, the
> >patent owner has to pay a team of experts to file and put on an a case.
> >
> >Oh yeah, there's the complicated matter of international treaties and
such
> >too.  A patent here isn't automatically accepted everywhere, and you have
> >to pay for such acceptance, and there's no guarantee.  If you don't get
> >'world-wide' coverage --- certain countries will just ignore your rights.
> >
> >David Sharp
> >TuraSure LLC
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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