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A moment of inspiration can lead to endless possibilities. Or for some Texas entrepreneurs, the idea takes a little longer to develop. Whether it is just a moment, months or even years, once the idea is firmly embedded, the process of developing the idea into a marketable item can begin. One of the first steps in this process is to keep patent law concerns in mind and to make sure that the idea or product has not already been patented by someone else.

The first step in this process is to research what is currently on the market. Are there similar products or technologies currently available and does someone already hold a patent for the similar item? What is the market for this product? These questions, along with numerous others will need to be answered prior to going too far with the new endeavor.

One part of the research process is often to test market the product or allow others to view it and give feedback. This often gives the individual useful information; however, it can also open the door to others learning about and copying your idea. For this reason, those chosen to preview the product should be carefully selected.

The next step in the process is to actually apply for the patent.  Part of this process involved making sure there are not others patents already in existence and then completing the necessary paperwork. A patent law attorney is often a vital part of this process. Once this has been accomplished, it is time for the Texas entrepreneur to finalize whether to sell or produce the product. Again, an attorney who specializes in patent law can be a critical asset in this decision-making process.

Source: click2houston.com, "How to make money with invention", Debbie Strauss, Feb. 16, 2018

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