- file provisional patent ~ $70
- patents don't protect you that well
- you can license with a provisional patent
- patent attorneys won't work that hard for you as you would.
- keep it pantent pending for the life of the product (since most of the products go in and out so fast now)
- use NDAs
- you can keep re-licensing after a year
- [ ] learn how to make license agreements (it's like a chess game)
- if there's a similar idea patented, you can license it from them.
- your marketing material should sell better than yourself
- most communication goes through LinkedIn
- you need to promote it before building the prototype.
- one minute prototype video is better than sending the prototype (check TV infomercials)
- TV infomercials companies don't care about patents (telebrands, all-stars)
- pitch at least to 20 companies. don't get the big dogs, get the medium dogs that want to become big
- show a lot of confidence
- you can't file again the provisional patent if you made it public
- make a Sell Sheet
- google about a company before showing them your product to see if they have many complaints
the one who builds the software is the one who owns it... not the one who pays for it. Unless there is an agreement.
[ ] does AG/SiteFuel agreement includes the above?
[ ] what if npm modules have proprietary license?
- The Obstacle Is the Way
- One Simple Idea by Stephen Key