What's the best way to turn an idea into an invention?

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Found 5th Aug 2009
We've basically got an idea for an invention but we're now considering the best way to turn a thought into a reality.
It's actually a great idea and I'm surprised no one has thought of it but since we're not technical, we don't know how to create the system.

Who do you recommend we approach to get the idea off the ground without getting ripped off?

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draw diagrams /write down ideas, get] patents. then do whatever you want without having to worry.

while your waiting for your patent I would reconmend putting your ideas in a envelope and send it to yourself through the post leave it sealed its not fool roof but it helps with back dating patents etc

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ctuk;5939210

draw diagrams /write down ideas, get] patents. then do whatever you want … draw diagrams /write down ideas, get] patents. then do whatever you want without having to worry.



We haven't got any diagrams at the moment, as it's more of an idea, so we don't know how it can be executed, so we will need ideas on how implement it.

We also need to know how to make it a reality on a global scale.

I was considering approaching business link with the idea and see what they recommend.

So....what's the idea? LOL :-D

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If I didn't know you a little better.... I would be convinced this was another of "those" threads!


Yes - as others have said, you need to register a patent.

realfriendlyman;5939287

We haven't got any diagrams at the moment, as it's more of an idea, so we … We haven't got any diagrams at the moment, as it's more of an idea, so we don't know how it can be executed, so we will need ideas on how implement it.We also need to know how to make it a reality on a global scale.I was considering approaching business link with the idea and see what they recommend.


]Have you received enough advice?


You can get confidential advice regarding your proposed application from a number of different sources, such as patent attorneys, solicitors, or our staff.

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guv;5939343

If I didn't know you a little better.... I would be convinced this was … If I didn't know you a little better.... I would be convinced this was another of "those" threads!Yes - as others have said, you need to register a patent.



Lol, I've got great ideas but struggle to get the right technical people on board to get it off the ground but I think this one is a million pound idea.

BTW Guv, I do need to speak to you about something else soon though, hopefully tonight if you're on MSN, yeah?

I wouldn't approach anyone other than a good Patent lawyer & for me that would include any local "business units" or advisors etc. as some of these people can be closely tied to other businesses etc.
Consider how complex the product/idea is and how likely it is that someone could copy this once you have it as a reality. If it is going to be very complex in design etc. & perhaps very difficult for somone to copy then you may be better puting the resources into the product rather than the Patent route.
If it's very simple & could easily be copied then probably better to go down the Patent route.
Consider though in which countries you will register the Patent as the more countries means more fees for things like translations etc. & this could prove very costly but a good Patent lawyer can advise you on this.
Once you are happy that you are covered then approach a company that is good in the field you are looking at & take time to visit them, see there past products/projects/customers.
If it is electronic based then you would be best with a good design/manufacturing house rather then a company who is into end products in my opinion.

PM me

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realfriendlyman;5939402

Lol, I've got great ideas but struggle to get the right technical people … Lol, I've got great ideas but struggle to get the right technical people on board to get it off the ground but I think this one is a million pound idea. :)BTW Guv, I do need to speak to you about something else soon though, hopefully tonight if you're on MSN, yeah?



Possibly. Usual fees? (Will come in handy as it goes - my Paypal account is running low!)

once you've got a product, get on dragons den :lol:

strike;5939435

PM me



Don't do this :thumbsup:

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Dragons Den?

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guv;5939444

Possibly. Usual fees? (Will come in handy as it goes - my Paypal account … Possibly. Usual fees? (Will come in handy as it goes - my Paypal account is running low!)



You're rich...and you don't pay for anything anyway. :giggle:

if its a physical object I can professionally draw 3D model it for you.

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MinstrelMan;5939666

if its a physical object I can professionally draw 3D model it for you.



Would you actually do it though, as you kept disappearing the last time you were gonna help me out? :w00t:

I thought you were attempting to become a magician.

I presume it's some kind of Computer System? If so, let me know and I can recommend some people. I'm also looking for investment opportunities at the moment, so could throw a bit of cash your way :thumbsup:

realfriendlyman;5939699

Would you actually do it though, as you kept disappearing the last time … Would you actually do it though, as you kept disappearing the last time you were gonna help me out? :w00t:I thought you were attempting to become a magician.



I could try to help you too mate not looking for money or anything just I got a bit of free time and might be able to help you :thumbsup: you got my msn anyway.

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bazzaric;5939702

I presume it's some kind of Computer System? If so, let me know and I can … I presume it's some kind of Computer System? If so, let me know and I can recommend some people. I'm also looking for investment opportunities at the moment, so could throw a bit of cash your way :thumbsup:



What kind of contacts do you have mate?

Someone else has also offered us funding on this idea...I'm starting to feel like we're in the dragons den with everyone throwing money at us. :giggle:

Met-Cast;5939868

I could try to help you too mate not looking for money or anything just I … I could try to help you too mate not looking for money or anything just I got a bit of free time and might be able to help you :thumbsup: you got my msn anyway.



Cheers mate, I'll bare that in mind and see what my people think of what they want to do with it.

get the patent before anything else

MinstrelMan;5939666

if its a physical object I can professionally draw 3D model it for you.


lol wow strong yeah ill draw it for you, end up stealing the idea and making millions:-D

black gerbil1;5939942

lol wow strong yeah ill draw it for you, end up stealing the idea and … lol wow strong yeah ill draw it for you, end up stealing the idea and making millions:-D



Exactly be careful who you choose.

realfriendlyman;5939699

Would you actually do it though, as you kept disappearing the last time … Would you actually do it though, as you kept disappearing the last time you were gonna help me out? :w00t:I thought you were attempting to become a magician.



That wouldnt be a problem as I could do it at work...... website graphics I would have struggled without being spotted.

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realfriendlyman;5939564

You're rich...and you don't pay for anything anyway. :giggle:




True, very true...... but how do you think I got rich?:p

o exciting. good luck. see u on next seasons dragon den!

...and rememebr u dont KNOW anyone on here really. money tears families apart so think twice before u trust anyone with ur idea.

bfjem;5939244

while your waiting for your patent I would reconmend putting your ideas … while your waiting for your patent I would reconmend putting your ideas in a envelope and send it to yourself through the post leave it sealed its not fool roof but it helps with back dating patents etc



just get them notarised,which is the legal way

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guv;5940165

True, very true...... but how do you think I got rich?:p



You hacked into BG1's ficticious bank account and refused to spend the ZERO amount? :thumbsup:

Good luck whatever the outcome is.

I invented something I thought was good and would change the world. I just simply needed a killer name for it.

Then my son said dad pass me that pen.

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dontasciime;5942528

Good luck whatever the outcome is.I invented something I thought was good … Good luck whatever the outcome is.I invented something I thought was good and would change the world. I just simply needed a killer name for it.Then my son said dad pass me that pen.



I can sense there's a joke there...but I can't seem to see it right now. :oops:

Did you try and re-invent the pen? :w00t:

realfriendlyman;5942626

I can sense there's a joke there...but I can't seem to see it right now. … I can sense there's a joke there...but I can't seem to see it right now. :oops:Did you try and re-invent the pen? :w00t:



yeah

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dontasciime;5942656

yeah



Oh phew...I was getting worried that I was losing it.

Did your son claim to be present at the time of the discovery? :-D

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realfriendlyman;5942452

You hacked into BG1's ficticious bank account and refused to spend the … You hacked into BG1's ficticious bank account and refused to spend the ZERO amount? :thumbsup:



I searched for his ficticious account, but the computer said "nooooo". I did hear a rumour about a piggy bank with £37.64p in though. (But I think that's just all rumour.)

You should do a market search to see if there are similar items already in the market before you go on with your idea(s).

So, what was the idea? You a millionaire yet?

MinstrelMan;5939666

if its a physical object I can professionally draw 3D model it for you.


What software are you using ?

is it a hover board ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sorry all the back to the future deals have gone to my head tonight

mrtootough;7028006

What software are you using ?



Im currently learning this mate.
Theres inventor works +
solid works
Prodesktop

Met-Cast;7028087

Im currently learning this mate.Theres inventor works +solid … Im currently learning this mate.Theres inventor works +solid worksProdesktop



use solidworks a little myself. What's inventor like?
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