If you have a light bulb moment that you think might be "worth a few bucks," it's essential to do some research, figure out how much it might be worth, and be certain it's worthy of commercialization before spending thousands of dollars on IP protection, says Benchfly's Carlton Hoyt. The first thing to do is look at the market size to determine how many potential customers are out there.

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