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I’m Anna Gannon, an Entrepreneur in New York City. I’m creating a device that will be a lifestyle brand in the pet tech space. The device will enable users to pick up dog waste in biodegradable/compostable bags, self-close the bags and eject the bags into designated recyclable/compostable bins. While the functionality of the device is of primary importance, the design is also key.

I would like advice on how important getting either or both a utility or design patent is before going to market or is being the first market disruptor more valuable? Is it advisable to just launch ASAP with the first MVP and let the idea disseminate before the product is perfected?

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No one understand me no one
 · Hyderabad, Sindh
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There are 2 ways of applying for a patent in other countries:

You may file a separate complete application in each country in which you decide to pursue the grant of a patent.
You may file a PCT application, and in due course nominate those countries in which you want to proceed to national phase.
It is not mandatory to file a PCT application.

You can file the application online at IP Australia’s website or download a paper application from that site. You can also engage a patent attorney to file the application for you.

You might consider filing a complete application in each relevant country, and forgo the PCT application step, for example, where:

you decide to pursue patents in a small number of countries only
some of the countries where you want to pursue a patent are not members of the PCT (some South American, Central American, African, and Middle Eastern countries).
Patent application process in other countries

In practice, you would consider applying for a patent in those countries where you anticipate:

selling the products or services protected by the patent
exporting the products or services protected by the patent
licensing the products or services protected by the patent.
The patent application process in other countries is much the same as in Australia: the application is examined to ensure that the requirements for a patent are met, third parties may oppose or object to the grant of a patent, and when the application is successful, the patent is granted.

Costs

Additional costs may be incurred for:

fees charged by the individual national patent offices
the fee for retaining a patent attorney /lawyer in the individual jurisdictions
a certified translation of the patent specification required in some non-English speaking countries.

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How to Write a Provisional patent applciation that has value

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Howard Steinberg
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i get the dilemma, but just can’t effectively​ answer based on the information herein. Certainly makes sense to start provisional/utility patent process as it will take 18 mos, continue to perfect product and then do some consumer research just using mock-up art to begin to understand consumer demand/reaction to concept and help you size market. I’m intrigued by the concept and interested in helping if I can. ​​​

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Comments ON Waste disposal Intellectual Property Invention
“Intellectual Property Is a Form of property Just like Real Estate Or Stocks. It is not Your Right to ensure that nobody else builds something like what you have built. It is not Your Right to profit from all manifestations, generations AND services that are remotely connected with the invention. Those are the traits of Tyrants, Dictators AND Bankrupted Treasury Looters”.

{[+] Library of Congress is the custodian of Inventions

[???] What constitutes a Truly novell cultural practice?
[+] Is it the genius that transcends The Mind of the creator AND allows it to spread over decades OR a century?
[+] Is it the Ideal nature of The Principles that constitute THE Idea?
[+] Is it the universal language that enables it synthesize the opposing knowledge into more mutually benefical processes to meet the expectations of ALL stakeholders?

Thus, for Example, under Federal law, a patent for a useful infention will last for only twenty years from the date of application for the patent is filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). After that period of time, the patent expires and anyone is free to produce and sell the product

Integrating OTHERS Intellectual Property to build a composite product OR to construct Your business within the External Environment.
{Example } : If you have purchased a John Grisham book you are allowed to sell your copy but not to mass produce it.

For Contacts to Professional Consultants who may help in advice:
In The USA, State by State Intellectual Property Consultants and experts along with their contacts can be explored AT www.ipstars.com

Nasser Ugoji
SoftWorld | [email protected] | www.softworld.co | +2348178882017

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take your time test it once twice and several times consider long term malfunctions rerun the tests ask some professionals about a suitable design apply finally if you feel that you have achieved it , go live

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