Before you proceed with your idea, you need to consider whether to pursue a patent or not. Make sure you do not show anyone your idea! If you do decide to apply, this may violate your patent. There are pros and cons to getting a patent, but if your idea takes off, you will wish you did. It will cost you about $1,500 to have a patent search done by an attorney. Make sure to comb the web yourself first. Patents are available to view online so you can see if there is another product out there similar to your idea. read the full article >>