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Can you patent an idea?

My husband has an idea about what to invent, but we are not sure what to do about it. He has a great idea about an invention. What should we do? Can we patent an idea ?

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SaferAtHome

Asked by SaferAtHome at 1:00 AM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • Yeah you can patent an idea...
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 1:16 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • You sure can! My aunt wanted to, shes just wating until she has enough money to start the process! Its pretty expensive just to let you know! But Google "Patent Idea". There are a lot of websites that should be helpful for ya! Good Luck!
    angieluv

    Answer by angieluv at 1:19 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page


    The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO) has released fiscal year-end numbers that demonstrate the agency’s ...
    www.uspto.gov/ -
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:44 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • USPTO Web Patent Databases


    The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) now offers World-Wide Web (Web) access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases.
    patft.uspto.gov/
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:44 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • Check the patent office site first to see if anyone else has patented the idea already. Go from there. Lots of good info on the US patent site to help you get started.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:45 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

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