Inventors Insider: 7 Things to Do Before Filing a Patent

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3) Develop your idea so you are able to describe how it works and how it will be used. You don’t necessarily have to have a prototype made to file for a patent, but you need more than an idea,” says Evans. “You have to be able to describe it so that someone will be able to make or use your invention.” Will you build a device? Is it a new software concept? How will it work? What specific components do you plan to incorporate? What specific programming language or raw materials will you need? What actions will a user need to take to make your invention work?

3) Develop your idea so you are able to describe how it works and how…