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For my prototype, I downloaded Autodesk Fusion 360 (free for 30 days), created the model and STL files that I sent to Shapeways and had 4 pieces 3D printed in a couple different materials (plastic) and colors.  Used their coupon code for free shipping.

Total cost about 20 bucks, and turnaround less than 2 weeks.

Got lucky and the design was actually dimensionaly perfect.  Got it done in one.

Then I used the same model in Fusion to created the drawings for the PPA.  Fusion will output to PDF.

Learning curve is a bit steep if you've never used a 3D modeling program before, but there are tons if YouTube videos by Autodesk and others to get you started.

Bonus:   I saw that Shapeways could 3D print in precious metals, so I designed a piece of jewelry for the wife and had it printed in sterling silver.  That got me lucky, too.

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Marketing, Licensing, and Selling an Invention / Re: Product Name
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:24:32 AM »
Thank's for the quick reply.  Also, the free advice here goes above and beyond.

That being said, I look forward to being a pain in the ass in the future with more questions.  ;D

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Marketing, Licensing, and Selling an Invention / Product Name
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:21:28 PM »
If the invention or device is given a unique name in the PPA and the item is shopped around for a partner or distributor using that name, does the PPA extend any copyright or trade name protection?

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Patent Questions and Advice / Description of Invention and Variations
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:51:19 PM »
If the Detailed Description of the device or invention specifies that while the original Provisional Patent application is for an add-on or accessory to be used on an existing product or technology, it also states that the change or improvement can be also incorporated to the target product line at time of manufacture, would this actually require two separate PPA applications, (one for the stand alone device, and one for the improvement to the existing standard device in use), or would the single application cover both uses?  Further, would the statements in the DD actually provide further protection, or be considered to overreaching?

EXAMPLE:  While WIDGET A is the current industry standard WIDGET, the addition of the DEVICE shown in Illustration A by simple double sided adhesive pads, epoxy or other means would enhance it's functionality by allowing Automatic Molecular Deconfabulation by the process described herein, it could also be machined into the industry standard WIDGET at time of manufacture.

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