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    Advertising a concept - Legal or Not

    I have a security item that I use in my home. I want to market the concept and make the plan available for a fee upon request. Is this legal or not? Patenting is not successful (so I'm told) as the small guy just gets walked over. Any advice on how to approach the idea would be appreciated.

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    Can I gently point out that if it's a valuable idea, all it would take is for a big guy to patent it to be able to legally push you off the idea...
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Alternatively, doing a provisional patent is low in cost, and could be filled by yourself. Contact CIPC via their web page and download the forms. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need an attorney for the provisional patent process. Ensure that you do a search, via the search engines for anything vaguely similar on the planet, or else you will not be able to do the final patent with out it being rejected.
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    Thank You guys. Good advice

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