What shall I do with my idea?
Have you ever come up with a brilliant idea but didn't know how to follow it through? Andy Goldberg gives some advice on how you can turn your invention into reality
- By: Andy Goldberg
We all come up with good ideas. In fact, many of us come up with the same good ideas! No matter how original you think your idea is, it doesn't mean that someone else before you hasn't thought of it too.
Thomas Fogarty probably wasn't the first person to think up the idea of blowing up a balloon inside a body cavity. But he was the first person to patent his idea back in the 1960s. This is why millions of his patented devices are used every year in hospitals world over--the term “Fogarty catheter” is now as commonplace among the medical fraternity as a bottle of Guinness is to a publican.
Whatever your idea, there are usually three questions that you need to ask: Is my idea original?Does the idea belong to me?How can I get it developed?
How do you know if your idea is truly original? This