So I submitted my first idea not to long ago to the All Categories search, and it has reached level 7! I am a married father of 4 that has always been a tinkerer, and have made quite a few things for my personal use to solve problems that I had, but have never had something that I thought was good enough to pursue into production.
I am taking making it to level 7 on my first try as a good sign, but don't really know how often ideas reach level 7 and then die. I have read quite a few posts and know lots of ideas get all the way to R8 and still don't get a deal inked for various reasons, so I am trying to stay realistic, but my excitement is still pretty high. :)
In the meantime, I have a provisional patent on my invention, and I know EN won't file for a utility patent until/unless a license deal is struck, so my question is, should I go ahead and work on (and pay for) a proper patent with a patent attorney, or should I hold off for a bit? I have until January of next year to file, so I guess I am not in too big a hurry. Anyone have any experience with this, or have done something similar?
Love being here and reading of others that are trying and succeeding at creating something. I think just seeing a product that came from my head on a store shelf would be really neat, so I am cautiously optimistic. The CVS nasal aspirator made me chuckle, how I would have LOVED that when my kids were little, those stupid bulbs never worked at all.
Good meeting everyone here!