I am new to the “inventor” industry. In fact, I never set out to be an inventor. I just happened to stumble upon what I believe to be a very good idea for a new product. I am sure you have heard that last sentence a million times ;) Anyway, I have been reading books on this subject matter and doing a lot of research. Prior to going any further on my quest though, I have a major question. If the product that I am thinking about sounds amazing on paper, but I am not 100% sure it’s even possible to make, how do I answer that question first, before filing a PPA? I have scoured Google Patents and nothing like my product exists. The product would require some small electronic engineering. But first, I want to know if an EE thinks my idea is even feasible. I live close to a university, so I was thinking about taking a meeting with one of the EE students or faculty to talk to them about my idea. But I want to make sure I am protected. I also don’t want to pay the PPA fee and then find out from an EE that my idea is not even possible. Do I just use an NDA and ask the EE to sign it before asking them my question? Or do I get the PPA first before even knowing if my product is possible to make? Thank you so much for your time and advice, I really appreciate it!