Connect with us

Can it work + Prototype of small electronic circuit

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Pizzi, Jun 18, 2007.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Pizzi

    Pizzi Guest


    I have a (I think so) very innvovative idea (patent pending) about an
    electronic device. The potential market is very huge, of course if it
    works + can be produced cheaply in mass production.
    If someone of you would be interested in evaluating it from an
    electronic point of you, please E-mail me (pizzi at In
    particular I'm looking for:
    1. An evaluation of the idea
    2. Someone helping me in the realization of a prototype cheaply (have
    only a limited budget) or against a share in this venture

    Thanks in advance
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I have about a dozen of these million-dollar ideas a week, and haven't
    found a sucker^H^H^H^H^H^Hventure capitalist yet.

    Good Luck!
  3. Marra

    Marra Guest

    Too late, I already thought of that idea.
    I will sue !
  4. mpm

    mpm Guest

    You know you can only legally claim ("Patent Pending") if you have
    filed either a regular or provisional patent application. If you
    merely intend to make such a filing in the future, you cannot legally
    claim patent pending status.

    Also, I am reasonably sure this prohibition extends to the USPTO
    Document Disclosure program, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I
    am wrong....

    As for the "Uh-Oh!!" part... if you got to the filing stage, then you
    should already have an excellent idea about the very questions you
    ask, and probably even have the idea reduced to practice (??)

    I suspect you have simply used the term improperly.
    So, let me give you a few bytes of advice:

    1 - NEVER build or design anything unless you have customers lined up,
    or at the very least, have talked with several prospective purchasers.

    2 - It always costs a lot more and takes a lot longer than you expect
    - no matter what aspect of the project/venture you are contemplating.

    3 - The easy part is coming up with the idea. If you sit quitely for
    10 minutes or so, you can probably come up with a dozen good ones.
    The hard part is turning those ideas into success stories.

    4 - (I assume you are in the USA?) The "system" is designed to make
    the process APPEAR mysterious and unapproachable by the untrained.
    Once you recognize and accept this fact, you will realize it is all an
    illusion. Except for complex "ideas" like DNA sequences or gelatinous
    food products, (Ha!!), you can most almost certainly do the patent app
    on your own.
    For first timers, the PatentEase application is actually pretty good,
    IMO. (~$80)?

    5 - Read #1 again, and again, and again until it really sinks in.
    Then, if you feel like making a go of it, you only live once! Best
    of luck.

  5. The Document Disclosure program has been discontinued.
    True. You cannot get a patent on an idea. You can only patent a
    way of doing it.
    Very true.

    Except for complex "ideas" like DNA sequences or gelatinous
    In order to get a good patent, you need to expect to do a lot of
    work and study. I have filed some of my own patents. However, I have
    run into a number of people who should probably let someone else do it
    for them.
  6. Here is a link for people who want to get started with inventing:
  7. Filing your own patent is a ludicrous waste of time, energy, and sanity.

    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster voice phone: (928)428-4073
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    rss: email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at
  8. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    So.... what prevents this idea from being massively copied in China
    and sold on Ebay?
    Are you going to hop on a plane to China and sue Mr. Wang?
    D from BC
  9. joseph2k

    joseph2k Guest

    Instead of shooting your mouth off here you should have been spending your
    time searching to make sure you do not infringe an existing,
    still in force patent.
  10. You have the horse and the cart mixed up.

    The idea evaluation should take place LONG BEFORE you decide not to patent.

    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster voice phone: (928)428-4073
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    rss: email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day