Inventors often approach me, asking if I can help them with the design and manufacture of their product. Unfortunately, I have to explain that my area of expertise is in the patent process, helping inventors protect their inventions by filing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent Office.

Surely, having worked with so many inventors I should have a vast network of engineers, designers, and manufacturers? But the patenting process is so distinct from the manufacturing process, that I rarely interact directly with any manufacturers. While my clients may work with manufacturers to turn their invention into an actual product that they can sell, I am typically not involved in these discussions in my role as a patent attorney.

However, I do keep my eyes and ears open, and try to pass along any information that might be relevant to clients of mine, or just those inventors who read my blog. As happened the other day, I was introduced to a design and manufacture firm that can help inventors realize their invention as a product.

T2 Design designs and builds prototypes and also sources manufacturers and provides engineering liaison with the manufacturer. Check out their website, and contact Paul Berman at T2 Design Corporation if you have any questions. Paul tells me that T2 Design has over 20 years of experience developing new products and was featured on ABC’s hit TV show “American Inventor”. Paul also tells me that T2 Design is rated “A” by the Better Business Bureau.

* And now for my legal disclaimer – Trenner Law Firm and patent attorney Mark Trenner do not have any professional relationship with T2 Design Corporation. The links provided here are for general information purposes only, and do not constitute any endorsement. Please do your own research to determine if a particular vendor mentioned on the ipatentattorney blog fits your particular needs.

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