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Really good question. You can do it via one of three ways: 1) Provisional Patent. if an implementation of their system to his new market would be patentable (i.e. using machine X to make donuts instead of jewelry), then you could file a provisional patent on the idea. Provisional patents are ver...

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First of all, what you have is a provisional patent **application**. For now, the provisional patent application is not publicly available. This can be a big advantage to you. You can use this time to improve your invention and file additional provisional applications. If you don't plan on making...

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No, but you do need it fleshed out to a degree of believability. And that depends on who you're talking to...how easily they can pick the idea up and run with it. A programmer is likely to do this better than a banker: they can probably take the concept and mentally build it out, whereas the bank...

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Hi Ryoma, Frankly without customers it would be a challenge to position the IP for a sale. With the barrier to entry being low in building the base technology, you have to show that there is something compelling you have built and customers really need this solution (even if they are not paying...

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Why not grow it yourself? I'm sure you've heard of angel.co I'm sure you can find a good network there for investors connected to Amazon in many ways. But if not, either way you put in a disadvantage if you are the one pitching for the sale. Look for investments instead and make firms bid for y...

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If you sell the whole business, then the email list or 'prospect list' naturally comes with this purchase. The challenge in selling just the list is that you actually sell the list such that you're not really just selling a copy. For example, if you sell a copy, then you may fall afoul of spam ...

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You will need to weigh the situation. If it were my company, we have a Core Value of "Truth", and we have an expectation of open communication with each other and with our clients. Therefore, if it was me, by running this through our values it would be a no brainer to tell people not just what w...

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The patent process can be fairly expensive (depending on the product and your claims). I went through it over the course of several years (yes, you read that correctly) and it took MUCH longer than anyone projected and cost MUCH more as well. So depending upon your financial situation it might...

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I would be happy to discuss this with you. Are you looking for a prototype or a full blown product? I specialize in development, and product planning. Please feel free to get in touch.

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Here's my rule for numbers. 100 target customers that I've done customer discovery interviews with. 10 customers (who've paid / given me money) 25 who are active beta testers. I usually use that order of things as well. I like to get early adopters to give me money to validate their feedback, t...

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