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Old 01-18-2008, 05:59 PM  
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Has anyone here ever invented something. I am thinking of inventing something and would like their stories, good and bad.
How you went about it and any pitfalls.


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I invented a ******** that when plugged into a standard wall outlet would ******* in 5 different *******. However, I haven't patented it yet so it's still a secret. I call it a *****ulating ******itator.


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I already have one of those....save your money.
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Me and my big mouth.
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I have never invented something but I am quite very interested on what you are going to invent. What do you intend to invent?
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Default Let me tell you a secret....

Something.....well ....inventive.
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Everything I've invented was related to part of my job so I didn't have to worry about patenting, marketing or costs... But of course I didn't get any of the profits either...
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There are about 50 patents with my name on them. I'm listed as the "primary" inventor on 4 or 5. All of them are work related...so they're of little interest here, but look good on the resume
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I have lots of ideas for things...but don't know who to trust.
The biggest thing I am concerned about is how are they trying to scam you out of money up front. And how do you know when to give the patent person the idea..?? I was wondering if someone has gone through some of these issues ,and any pitfalls.
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I kinda figured you just don't set out to invent "something". I always figured you stumble onto something and then coin it. If you have a sure fire idea and are rightfully hesitant to reveal it without having it stolen, then find an attorney to write you up some disclosure agreements to have signed with whoever you decide to share your idea with.
Having watch the TV show "American Inventor", it seems like some good ideas just weren't good enough. I think you'll need a certain percentage of population interest before you can find a backer$.


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