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Hi guys, I don’t know if you can answer this question because I don’t know how different Patent laws etc are in America in comparison to the UK and I’m new to all this so I know very little. So I’m working on an invention I’ve so far been researching things and put together a quick crude “prototype” So I have a couple of questions the first one being the article I’m making as far as I am aware definitely does not exist and I can find no reference to anything even similar that exists I’ve searched all over the internet and can find nothing nothing so I would like to ask what other possible routes could I check to be absolutely certain anything I might have missed or not thought of to check. Second question is for a patent it must be a new invention that doesn’t already exist and not something that has been “modified” This is where I have an issue because although I would say the device I’m developing doesn’t exist the parts that I thought to develop it from do exist already I’m not sure where to begin with this. Thanks so much in advance guys. 

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Hi Steven and welcome to Edison Nation!

We do not provide patent guidance directly, but you can find a ton of resources on researching competitors, what it means to have a unique, patentable element(s) to a product, etc., on the Edison Nation Blog.

If you're ready to share your idea with Edison Nation, you're certainly welcome to do so. To learn more about our process before submitting, please visit the Edison Nation Help Page.

Best of luck to you!

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