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russellpitts
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Need help creating chemical formula for patent

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I have an product idea I would like to patent, but I lack the proper chemical knowledge to write out my chemical formula. I also need help finding a chemist who could potentially create the first prototype of said product in a food lab in the Southern Los Angeles area. 

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SuperMIK
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Re: Need help creating chemical formula for patent

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It would probably benefit you to talk with a patent agent/attorney prior to discussing your formula with another party.  You can also get a non-disclosure agreement in place with anyone you work with.  Otherwise you may lose protection for your formula.

The USPTO has information for inventors.

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/inventors-entrepreneurs-resources

There should be a local Intellectual Property organization that may have someone who can help you at a reasonable price.

LAIPLA - Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
 
It's like hiring a plumber, call around, get three quotes, least expensive isn't always the best.  Having a well written summary with an abstract, materials and methods (your best guess) and a description of what your invention is and does will help reduce the costs and difficulties in describing your invention.  Best of luck on your endeavor.
 
 
 

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SuperMIK
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Re: Need help creating chemical formula for patent

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It would probably benefit you to talk with a patent agent/attorney prior to discussing your formula with another party.  You can also get a non-disclosure agreement in place with anyone you work with.  Otherwise you may lose protection for your formula.

The USPTO has information for inventors.

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/inventors-entrepreneurs-resources

There should be a local Intellectual Property organization that may have someone who can help you at a reasonable price.

LAIPLA - Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
 
It's like hiring a plumber, call around, get three quotes, least expensive isn't always the best.  Having a well written summary with an abstract, materials and methods (your best guess) and a description of what your invention is and does will help reduce the costs and difficulties in describing your invention.  Best of luck on your endeavor.
 
 
 

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