Kinetic to Electrical energy

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Someone comes up with an idea to convert kinetic to electrical energy. Who should he contact? He needs to find an Engineer to calculate the amount of energy that could be produced / size of turbine / what kind of generator / size of generator, etc. based on the amount of energy displaced to turn the turbine. Individual is NOT an Engineer. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your consideration.
 

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Someone comes up with an idea to convert kinetic to electrical energy. Who should he contact? He needs to find an Engineer to calculate the amount of energy that could be produced / size of turbine / what kind of generator / size of generator, etc. based on the amount of energy displaced to turn the turbine. Individual is NOT an Engineer. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your consideration.
A Patent Attorney.

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I would think a patent engineer/lawyer won't do the upfront work you would need. You would need a consultant that has a well written out secrecy clause as part of their standard contract. Once that is done and he verifies the details and feasibility of your product, then you move to the patent stage.
 
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I would think a patent engineer/lawyer won't do the upfront work you would need. You would need a consultant that has a well written out secrecy clause as part of their standard contract. Once that is done and he verifies the details and feasibility of your product, then you move to the patent stage.
That's why he needs an attorney who specializes in patents first, for the legal/confidentiality matters. Then he'll need an engineer to develop the idea.

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Yeah. I guess that would work. Do a patent search first and then develop.
 
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if you did come up with a new idea that hasn't been patented, how much would it cost for the whole setup do you think? i have no previous experience here. i am just interested in being an inventor


exlcuding the benefits and royalties that would hopefully come after your patent.
 
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if you did come up with a new idea that hasn't been patented, how much would it cost for the whole setup do you think? i have no previous experience here. i am just interested in being an inventor


exlcuding the benefits and royalties that would hopefully come after your patent.
Are you asking how much it would cost in legal fees? If so then it would probably depend on the attorney (i.e. how much experience they have) and the invention (i.e. how much research time they have to spend on it). I would suggest consulting with one first to get an idea.

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Here is a ton of info on patents. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/item/Legal-Definition.html" [Broken]

Basically though, you have to have more than the idea on paper. The first to actally build the device gets credit.
 
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sounds like i got some work to do......
 
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