5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas Into a Product

Published On: 21, Feb 2019 | Source: entrepreneur.com

The light bulb above your head is glowing so bright that it's threatening to blind everyone around you. But what should you do with your great invention ideas? Before you start blabbing about your invention to the wrong person or run to the first company that offers to buy it, you need to do one thing: protect it.

Whether you want to produce and market your invention yourself or license it to another company, the only way to make money from your invention and to guarantee that no one will steal your idea is to file a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This can be an intimidating process, so we spoke to Andy Gibbs, the author of Essentials of Patents to help break it down for you in five easy steps.