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My Utility Patent on some sporting goods equipment was recently approved. How do I start getting it manufactured, and how do I find a production agent.

Posted: 2015-02-25

Full Question

My question pertains to the recently-approved patent I hold on some sporting goods equipment. I have a Utility Patent on my product and I need it produced ASAP. How and where do I start, andhow do I find a production agent, if that is what they are called. I am new to this field but I am learning as I go along, including educating myself about the patent process.

Answer

To help answer your questions, here are some video tutorials and blog posts I have created on the topics you raise:



Video 5: Protecting Your Intellectual Property


7 common questions asked when registering Intellectual Property: costs & steps

Common Mistake #9: ‘Registering your intellectual property after you have been knocked off’

Does a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) protect my intellectual property (IP)?


Additionally, here is some content about how to use production agents (including sourcing agents and inspection agents)


How to find and hire a sourcing agency?


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