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Patents, make me rich!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by trojan698, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. trojan698

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    Ok, say for example I had a great idea, one that could potentially make and save companies alot of money. Would I have the right to go and patent that idea and in turn potentially make a shed load of cash? If so, how would I go about it? :p :)

    Post nr 1000, go me!
     
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2006
  2. SideWinder

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    I could help you if you're willing to tell me your idea. :)
     
  3. Rednut05

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    He's on to you.
     
  4. iCraig

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    You have to tell your idea to the patent office. Fortunately for you their email is located in my trust.
     
  5. trojan698

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    ^He is too :rolleyes: :p
     
  6. Dave

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    Oh dear :p
     
  7. Six6siX

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    I keep reading the thread title as "Parents, make me rich!" and getting well confused...

    :(
     
  8. Stellios

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    You shouldnt have said that :p

    If you need an idea inspecting, my MSN/email is in my trust ;)
     
  9. trojan698

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    bah, you're both right! It shall not happen again.

    Edit: infact editted!
     
  10. gord

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    As far as i know to have intellectual rights to an idea you need to prove its your idea and you plan/can put it into action.

    For a patent i believe your looking at more than £500. International patents cost many times more. Either way, once people get a hold of your idea you will probably see many duplicates meaning you actually need a bigger head start. If you can, you want to offer a global solution, with better service than other emulators can achieve. You have the advantage of time remember.
     
  11. Raymond Lin

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    can you patent an idea? thought you can only patent a design or invention.
     
  12. Berserker

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    I see what you did there. ;)

    And no, I'm not posting any silly owls. :p
     
  13. Joobs

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    you can patent a design (not sure if there is an equivalent for a service) if it's not public domain (ie dont tell us).

    I think this then means other companies cant copy you for 20 years? but i dont know.
     
  14. KizZ

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    If it is fossil fuel you'd probably get ****ing murdered!

    :(
     
  15. gib786

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    sorry, but it had to be done
     
  16. KizZ

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    No owls here too :D

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  17. Burned_Alive

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    When i looked into it it cost about £2k to do :eek: , 6 years later black and decker designed the thing i wanted to patent. Oh well. :(