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Not an answer. Just comment too long to fit the comment section. Such feature won't be seen as essential or even necessary. When studying patents, I sometimes feel that "Geeze, I need a 3D model to understand this". However, with some efforts, I can understand most mechanical patents. It could easily become a trap for new or sloppy inventors. In preparing ...


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You can always try to negotiate the terms of your contract. However, I doubt anyone would hire you on the basis of a paying you for your time and also getting a fraction of the patent earnings. The standard consulting agreement essentially says "I hire you to do work and I own the work product". Normal design engineering and modeling of an idea brought to ...


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Product design, mechanical engineering, and 3D modeling is work for hire and not part of the inventive process unfortunately. Does it add value? Yes. Does it add more value than you charge for your services? Maybe. Makes a good selling point but it doesn't change things. It's still work for hire. Inventing is outside the scope of the work requested. But if ...


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