been in the process of putting my idea into the product. I have checked patents out there and i cant find anything similar to my product. At what point can i get a patent? Does my product have to be completely finished? What do i need to do to get a patent?
Is it okay that i have used other items that are already patent, to create my product? For example, i used a small motor that is made by another company to get my item to spin. Can i do this or do i have to design my own motor and not use someone elses motor?
I know i need to hire an attorney and i will, i just need some of these questions answered before i move to the next step. Any help would be greatly appreciated.