We have a simple but smart invention.. Any help

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  1. asj100

    asj100 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Nov 3, 2010 By: asj100 Member since: Nov 3, 2010
  2. IP Consultant

    IP Consultant UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi Maurice

    Please feel free to contact me for a discussion of your idea in confidence and my initial thoughts on suitable IP protection, if any.

    Best wishes

    Matthew Allen
    European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney
    Allen IP Limited
    Posted: Nov 12, 2010 By: IP Consultant Member since: Oct 27, 2009
  3. scribe

    scribe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    At a guess i would say its the way a duvet cover is made, my mom made her own
    version years ago and never thought anything about it but good luck.
    Posted: Nov 15, 2010 By: scribe Member since: Nov 21, 2008
  4. Niko

    Niko UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have a great idea but I will need help with design, manufacturing, and funding.
    If I already have my idea patented, what is the next step to sell my idea to someone also looking to make profit from sales themselves? This idea involves helping to maintain the quality of clothing to save money, as well as universal confortability for shoes.

    Posted: Nov 16, 2010 By: Niko Member since: Nov 16, 2010
  5. euro

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    can you maybe indicate who will buy the product and why ie to save time or money
    does it replace an existing product even.....
    what price to end user ?
    what type of supply channel ?

    lots of people on here with experience in many areas , but reading such a vague "we need help " type posting isnt going to attract anyone serious.
    Posted: Nov 27, 2010 By: euro Member since: Feb 26, 2008
  6. Brookdel

    Brookdel UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    get it patented it will be a worthwhile investment if it is successful. It doesn't cost that much.
    Posted: Jan 23, 2011 By: Brookdel Member since: Jan 23, 2011
  7. mcgovern

    mcgovern UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Is the C*ck ring patented?
    Posted: Jan 30, 2011 By: mcgovern Member since: May 17, 2009
  8. KidsBeeHappy

    KidsBeeHappy UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Try your local university. They are always interested in projects that take something from conception through to protype. If you have no money you could either offer it as a project, or go into partnership with them. There are some very skilled knowledgeable people in those university depts. And they are crying out for project.s
    Posted: Jan 30, 2011 By: KidsBeeHappy Member since: Oct 9, 2007
  9. oldeagleeye

    oldeagleeye UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Sussed. It an extended stick that clips to the duvet making it easy to get the cover on. Retail about £5 quid used in lots of hotels.:eek::rolleyes:
    Posted: Jan 30, 2011 By: oldeagleeye Member since: Jul 16, 2008
  10. davisonconsultancy

    davisonconsultancy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I come across this situation from time to time, it's a classic 'light bulb' moment that people have. My advice would be to consider answering the following questions:

    1. Who would buy this product?
    2. What is the expected retail price?
    3. If I don't buy your product, how much time/cost is the alternative(s)?
    4. How will I sell the product (yourself over the web, distributors etc)?
    5. How much will it cost to make the product (design, raw materials, etc)?
    6. Can it be patented? Is there similar items out there?

    Answer the above and you should get a very ballpark acid test as to whether you have a hobby or a business.

    If it flies, then get interested parties to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), as obtaining a patent can be thousands, assuming more than just the UK is pursued.

    Persistence pays ... eventually!
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: davisonconsultancy Member since: Dec 7, 2007
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