Before you file for a patent, check whether one already exists for a similar product.
Don't derail your new business by overlooking something as simple as a trademark search.
Legally, there's a lot to do when starting a company -- so make sure you know how to protect both your business and yourself. From hiring the right lawyer to choosing a business structure, doing your legal due diligence upfront can save you serious cash (and a pile of paperwork, too!).
The most important part of the patent process is the preparation you do beforehand.
Education and preparation can help you avoid potential legal problems in the future.
Protect your ideas and investigate the first steps for trademarking your work.