How should we do market research without compromising our IP?


We have developed a prototype AR device that is built for professional design and manufacturing applications. We would like to field-test the device with potential customers and collect information on necessary software and hardware improvements. How can we do this without risking our intellectual property?


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Patent Attorney

It goes without saying that your testers should be chosen carefully. It may be advisable to file at least a broad provisional patent application prior to disclosing your technology. Further, you may implement non-disclosure and other restrictive agreements in your testing to contractually bind your testers from disclosing information related to your technology (separate and apart from any rights you might ultimatley acquire under patent).

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