hey guys, i'm a 19 year old college student and i've come up with a REALLY good idea for an invention. I'm not going to tell you what it is, but i need to know what to do. how do i get a patent? should i start a business? what would you do if you were in my situation?
That is a long and expensive process. Google can answer this for you. Will need a patent attorney. And those fuckers aren't cheap.
>make a prototype, doesnt have to be working or fancy
>pitch it to VC's, companies, wealthy family members, etc
>get provisional patent filed for a few hundred bucks
>get a few working models made
>get some sales
>if its a hit, take it to a patent attorney and get a legit patent on it
>take patent and sales record to companies and license it to them
>start selling them yourself and scale your business
good luck anon!
Go to USPTO.gov and read up on all the shit they have online to help you. Then search for and read patents for the things similar to your thing that already have patents and then copy closely the format and file. I have done this three times successfully ON MY OWN WITHOUT a lawyer and it has worked. Good luck.