Need advise

by turtle32 4 replies
I have acame up with a website ideal it is a service that is offered to a special group of people i think that has alot of potential since it is in my filed of work whih is corrections. i was wondering if you start a website and offer a service to people do you ahve to get a patent? i dont think anyone is doing anything exactly like i want to do. i mean if i dont ahve to get a patent this thing will be big.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony La Rocca
    Hi Turtle,

    I would check out this link for insight on both sides of the Patent discussion. When Do You Really Need a Patent?

    Have you discussed this with any trusting ones you know...and if so what has the feedback been?
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  • Profile picture of the author turtle32
    yes i have this ideal is in the field i work there is nothing exactly like it some kinda similar but i know this will be a big seller i feel that some of the inmate telephone services will want to buy me out cause this is going to cut into thier profits i wish i knew some resources to contact in how to promote and produce some software. It will be run through a website but a service to jails and to inmates families. it is a winner just hope i can get it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by turtle32 View Post

      yes i have this ideal is in the field i work there is nothing exactly like it some kinda similar but i know this will be a big seller i feel that some of the inmate telephone services will want to buy me out cause this is going to cut into thier profits i wish i knew some resources to contact in how to promote and produce some software. It will be run through a website but a service to jails and to inmates families. it is a winner just hope i can get it right.
      Are you talking about like vonage, but for prisons? I don't think you could patent that AT ALL! AND some might be doing it, and some prisons might even talk about more restrictions. It is a potential security risk. And HECK, they REALLY watched mitnicks calls when HE was in jail.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author CarolStep
        I assume that you are talking about the prepaid setup for prisoners to be able to call out. I know there are services that take care of that sort of thing.

        I think there might be little use in getting a patent (and that is strictly a personal opinion) unless you have a "new" process that involves something physical.

        If you are needing software created, you should consider checking out some of the outsourcing possibilities.

        Since I am somewhat a newbie at all this (just 2 years) I have two suggestions on developing your website.

        1. If you have the money, again outsource to an expert.

        2. If you don't have the money, you need the time. Learn the basic skills that you will need.

        Carol
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