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Archived updates for Friday, August 27, 2004

Heels on "How to Get and Defend a Patent Without Going Broke"

According to Eric Heels, It is actually possible for independent inventors and small businesses to acquire and protect their ideas without going broke in the process. His advice:
1. Consider trade secrets.
2. Consider doing it yourself.
3. Understand patent basics.
4. Consider hiring a patent agent.
5. Quiz your patent professional.
6. Ask good questions.
7. Do a patent search.
8. Consider filing a provisional patent application.
9. File at the right time.
10. Get insurance.
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