Does a prototype have to be the exact size?

Does a prototype have to be the exact sizing or is it enough to show that the prototype functions properly? The problem that I have is with size; it will be hard to create the prototype because it's too small, so I was thinking of just resizing the prototype a bit bigger when in actuality the product will be a smaller size.

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Depends what the protoptype is for. You do not need a prototype to obtain a patent or to market your product. For a patent, you just need to meet the standard of 'reduction to practice", which means describing your invention in enough detail that an expert in the art could build one. To demonstrate your product, you may also just need a working model of any scale or just a well-done illustration.


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