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Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

I am not a developer nor an inventor. However, I am emotionally (and soon, financially) invested in the success of BlackBerry and I have a simple idea that would make BlackBerry the go to company for their products and services in a major industry. In fact, if this has not been thought of, we could be talking serious patents. Who do I email in this regard?

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Ayanda
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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

The first step would be to start the patent process for your idea under your own name or company and then contact BlackBerry.  Without doing this you will have little or no protection if someone else comes up with the same idea or steals it.

 

You can also do your own patent search to see if it is unique.


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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

Yep.

 

Solid advice from BBSJdev. If your idea/invention is as potentially ground breaking as you believe it is then you should definitely submit it to your local patent office. I'm assuming you've already done the relevant research with regards your 'thingy-ma-bob'. Is it a totally new concept or an update/improvement on any existing 'thiny-ma-bob'?

 

The patent process is neither free or quick. So expect to pay, and to wait. But once submitted your 'thiny-ma-bob' will have "provisional" protection (patent pending status) which will prevent anyone else from submitting the same idea whilst extensive checks are made regarding your application.

 

Good luck.... (I'll accept 20% if it comes off btw) :Clap:

 

 

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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

Thank you BBSJDev and Blacksnake.
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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

No probs bro...

 

Okay.... 15% and that's my final offer! :Innocent:

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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

Haha. Nice one.
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Re: Invention Ideas. Who do I contact?

work with a lawyer specializes in intellectural property will help

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