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Old 12-17-2012, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankTheTank2 View Post
you should look into either writing and filing the patent yourself . . . .
Frank, evidently you have never been through infringement litigation. This is very, very bad advice.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hamish Forbes View Post
Also, consider the following: If you walk into WalMart and see a product that infringes your patent, what are you going to do about it? Sue the rascals? Not a chance, unless you want to bankrupt yourself with legal fees.
This is exactly right. Unless you have the resources to enforce a patent, the only reason to obtain a patent is to discourage potential copycats. In reality, a business requires far more unique value than a patent would provide.
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