We understand that no two jobs are the same and that customers will have questions. We have done our best to list some of the most common questions and answers below.
Will Prototype House Sign A Confidentiality or Nondisclosure Agreement?
Yes, Of course keeping your product and invention confidential is our top priority. You can sign our online NDA at the top of this page.
How Much Does Product Development Cost
Your specific design and development process will vary from those we have done in the past. Costs are based entirely on the complexity and requirements of your project. To determine what requirements are involved Prototype House will map a process built on design, technology and market research. By identifying your needs and those of the concept, we will generate a proper quote for your concept. Each quote includes a signed NDA, project brief, timescales and a detailed cost-breakdown.
Do I need a patent for my invention before I begin ?
No, We will help you along the way to build a stronger patent, by building in features & benefits and providing you with detailed patent drawings. We also never breach our NDA and confidentiality of your idea.
How long is the Process?
Well folks, the Mona Lisa wasn't painted in 24 hours! All jokes aside by identifying your needs and those of the product, When determining Timelines we take into consideration the amount of actual work that is required and the intricacy associated with the work, leave room for possible hiccups and assume positive communication between both you and Prototype House. Please feel free to speak to an expert today about the timing of your project!
Why do I need a Protoype
Modern CAD software is very sophisticated. Not only can you do the design, it can tell you what the stresses and strains will be on the design, what the thermal effects will be and calculate fluid flows (liquid and gas); but what it does not do is tell you what the design will do in real life. Prototyping is an essential stage in any design project. It will show how the design will react when used in a real world environment, it will show weaknesses in the manufacturability of the design, it will give feed back from customers and suppliers alike about the acceptability of the design. James Dyson went through over 5000 prototypes before he got his vacuum cleaner design fit for market; this is exceptional, however prototyping is an iterative process, it is unlikely the first prototype will be 'fit for purpose'.
WHAT IS A PATENT? HOW DO I PATENT MY IDEA?
A patent is a right for intellectual property that is permitted by the U.S. Government to inventors, which prohibits the public from distributing, making and/or selling your invention throughout the U.S. or importing into the U.S. Prior to applying for a PATENT, we recommend conducting a patent SEARCH and review the results with a professional. Our legal partners walk you through the process.