Did you come up with what might possibly be the greatest way ever to clean dishes without actually having to cleaning them in your Toronto loft? Or how about a revolutionary way to watch movies beamed straight onto a screen in your living room wall from your smartphone? Whatever your great idea is you're going to want to focus on the long-term future of it before you start dreaming of those immediate dollar signs.
Every great idea from the iPad to the PS3 has had to go through many stages from development all the way to final testing until it's unleashed onto the public and even then the work is far from completed, as you have to tinker with it to get any kinks out of the system until it's perfected. That brings us to the first step in the world of product invention: the patent application. Whether you have an idea involving horse waterers or bed sheets the first thing you will want to look into is getting a patent for your idea or product.
If you're unsure of what a patent is you will need to know that information before filling out patent applications so let us tell you. A patent is something similar to intellectual property, where you are trying to receive exclusive rights for a certain period of time guaranteeing you full ownership of your product or idea, be it custom made dollhouses or super fast shoes, in exchange for releasing your invention to the public once it's ready. All patents are handled by the government so you're going to want to look into the country you live in to see what the patent application process is like there and where you can market your custom printed packaging for tablets once they're ready to be sold.
The patent application will consist of you requesting to be granted a patent for your invention by a patent office and the application will ask you to describe your idea or product in detail, the background and overview of the idea or product, a name or title for your product or idea, and an overall summary of the patent. Patents are an important part of the invention world because it protects you from having your idea stolen by someone else in the event you don't have a patent. A great idea's a great idea, no matter who invented it, and if you're too late to the party some other individual or corporation might take your idea, tweak it a little bit and call it their own.
So, if you feel like you have an idea for a product that will change the way people look at pavers or laptops then get started on that patent application as soon as possible or risk losing it forever!