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Patternship of power plant based on lightnig

  1. Apr 29, 2012 #1
    hey friends i am new to this forum,

    yes i want help for applying for a patent . i have an idea about harvesting the lightining,
    so to conduct I need patent isn't it .
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
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  3. Apr 30, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    Is English your first language? If not, could you get a little help in typing out your question, as I cannot understand you very well.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 #3

    K^2

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    I think he wants help with applying for a patent.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 #4
    Guess he is looking for partnerships to conduct research on his "harvesting the lightning" theory.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 #5
    yes I wants help for applying for a paten.I want paten for conducting my experiment
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 #6

    Bobbywhy

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    sivarama, Welcome to Physics Forums!

    “Nolo” is the most popular and famous company that helps people get a patent. I suggest you start by reading and studying the most important 5 steps they give for free.
    “Getting a Patent on Your Own. Here's how to get a U.S. patent on your idea or invention --without a lawyer.”
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  8. Apr 30, 2012 #7

    mfb

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    You should begin with the experiment first (you don't need a patent to perform experiments). If it works, it might be something which can be patented. And you will need something working to get a patent.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 #8

    sophiecentaur

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    It doesn't actually need to WORK (even!). You just need to write your patent application in such a way as it satisfies the Patent Examiner that it hasn't been patented before and also satisfies a few basic requirements. I should look up this in a form that is in your own language. It will be very hard work to get it if you are not a Patent Expert.
    Just enjoy your experiments and don't blow yourself up!
     
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