Hello. I'm a 23 year old male and my name is Nick. I had just found this site and read a couple articles and was hoping to get the advice I seek on my invention.
First and foremost I'd like to share that it is indeed a food product that I am creating with an already existing component.
And that component is oats in other words oatmeal. The rest is for me to know and others to find out.
I need to know if I can invent a variation of what already exists.
I had read that there is a google patent out (whatever that is) that you can't make instant oatmeal, which means just adding water.
This is fine as long as I can make it the old-fashioned way... can I?
I also need to know what steps I'm going to need to take in order for this to successfully get done. And that without it being a stolen idea.
I have looked all over the internet and haven't found a single product out there. Do I need to patent it right away before presenting it to family, friends, and most importantly investors?
There's just so much to learn and thought this would be a great place so lets just start with those ideas and questions.
Any help would be much appreciated - Nick