If you have a good Idea for a product you should acquire Protection. I help my customers define their product idea from an engineering perspective so that when they need a patent, they claim features and functions that are manufactureable, yet difficult for others to copy. Yes, corporations commonly hire product engineers to design around patents so they will have a competitive product.
Approximately two out of ten customers come to me with a patent. This type of safeguard is considered solid only if it is based on a Working Prototype with basic engineering and testing. In the corporate world if a patent is acquired at all, it is usually after prototypes are obtained, but before trade shows are visited, and other forms of public advertising are utilized. I am usually required to sign Intellectual Property Disclosures for my customers, and I will sign one for you too.
In some cases inventors may be fortunate enough for a Manufacturer and an outlet store to purchase their idea before the development phase has been completed. This can be accomplished, but in my experience, inventors with working prototypes or completed products, and some form of protection, are the most successful. This is how I can help you!
I will be happy to provide this service for you, and you will save money, especially if I am the one working on your project. Because your product will be recorded in a 3D environment, I will be able to provide 3D illustrations and engineering details more easily, as needed. My patent, above, is an example of using a 3D CAD file to assist the attorney; whereas, my client's patent, to the right, was a sketch. Both methods work, but the actual design details are further developed and the section views are more accurate in CAD.
3.Patent Drawings and Illustrations