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      04-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #9
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Get a patent lawyer. He will tell you everything you need to know. Each of my patents has costed at least $10k in legal fees, etc. If you truly believe that your invention is awesome, then go for it. Also, many companies have clauses like that. If they find out you're inventing on the side, they tend to send an army of lawyers after you. You maybe can make a case if the patent has NOTHING to do with your field of work, and can prove that you used none of the company's resources (money, equipment, creative, intellectual, etc resources). But yeah, if you think you have a good idea, go for it! But be careful and always consult your lawyer. And get ready to pay up!

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