“It Will Not Burn. It Will Not Melt.” ~ Insights Into One of the Greatest Inventors of the 20th Century.

“It Will Not Burn. It Will Not Melt.” ~ Insights Into One of the Greatest Inventors of the 20th Century.

 Dr. Leo Baekeland   Inventor of non-flammable plastics in 1909   quote-left “Unless I am very much mistaken, this invention will prove important in the future.”  On September 24, 1924,  Time Magazine ran a black and white cover of Dr. Leo Baekeland with the famous phrase: “It will not burn. It ..Continue Reading

How One of My Clients Earned A $100 Million Payout from His Medical Idea

How One of My Clients Earned A $100 Million Payout from His Medical Idea

The Day He Walked Into My Office Several years ago a gifted young man, Alexander Gomez, walked into my office, sat down, and passionately told me about his medical idea, more a dream at this point, that had prompted him to drop out of medical school and form his own ..Continue Reading

Patents & Inventions in the Trump Era

Patents & Inventions in the Trump Era

Entrepreneurs and startup inventors will be closely watching President Trump and his policy stance towards intellectual property rights and innovation in the United States over the next two years. While information is currently scarce there are some positive signs for startups seeking to acquire startup capital and protect their inventions ..Continue Reading

Why Inventors Should (Sometimes) Fear Their Inventions

Why Inventors Should (Sometimes) Fear Their Inventions

Some of the most brilliant ideas in history can come back to bite their inventors, often fatally.  While a macabre subject, it does offer fascinating reading and cautionary tales for those inventors experimenting with more radical ideas. For instance, in the summer of 1973, Henry Smolinski attempted to pilot a ..Continue Reading