Latest Video: Client Patents Backup Holster for Law Enforcement Sector

Latest Video: Client Patents Backup Holster for Law Enforcement Sector

Peter Roccisano is a law enforcement officer with vision: His backup holster invention has the potential to save officer lives who require a secondary concealed weapon while working normal patrol duties. “It was quite a big learning process. There are many offerings out there but each one of them is ..Continue Reading
How Does Tax Affect The “Superstar” Immigrant Inventor?

How Does Tax Affect The “Superstar” Immigrant Inventor?

With immigration being a flashpoint in American politics one may wonder how tax law affects foreign inventors who locate to the United States, particularly “superstar” innovators who publish on average more than 29 patents (and receive a maximum of 100 citations per patent or more). Since the 1970s there has ..Continue Reading
American Inventors, Take a Bow: The Stats Show You Deserve It

American Inventors, Take a Bow: The Stats Show You Deserve It

As inventors, you sometimes need to be reminded of the important role you play in the American economy. While small businesses are often cited as the engine that thrusts U.S. GDP forward, it has been proven over and over again that Intellectual Property is a vital instrument in advancing economic ..Continue Reading
How To Land A Licensing & Distribution Deal For Your Sports Invention

How To Land A Licensing & Distribution Deal For Your Sports Invention

If you’re an inventor currently researching or building an invention related to the sports industry you may be wondering how much it costs to build your own brand, develop a logo, brand identity and do all the marketing yourself? Well, the short answer is a LOT. The long answer is ..Continue Reading
Startup Costs for Inventors in the United States

Startup Costs for Inventors in the United States

One of the challenges that goes hand in hand with developing a new prototype or invention is determining startup costs for your new business, including the value of your intellectual property.   This can be a tricky exercise especially in the early stages of ideation and attracting seed capital. You will ..Continue Reading
Insight: Patent Growth in The United States

Insight: Patent Growth in The United States

Are you curious as to what (and how many) patents are filed in the United States each year for categories such as Communications, Pharmaceuticals, Information Security, Medical, Dental, Software and more? Based on USPTO data we estimate that approximately 325979 patents were submitted in 2015 alone with the category Active ..Continue Reading
Inventors, Chew On This Edible Battery

Inventors, Chew On This Edible Battery

We recently wrote about Google skin implants that could one day assist in remotely diagnosing sweat and blood samples, a potential breakthrough technology in monitoring and treating diabetes. Recently scientists at Carnegie Mellon University confirmed that they have built a prototype battery out of melanin, a naturally occurring pigment found ..Continue Reading
For All My Audio-Inclined Inventors

For All My Audio-Inclined Inventors

While I have been hard at work completing my collection of inventor help videos, I know there are a large number of inventors who prefer to consume my content via audio or the spoken word. As such please find my latest audio playlist on Sound Cloud. If you have any ..Continue Reading
How One Inventor Lost Millions in Royalties & How You Could Avoid The Same Fate

How One Inventor Lost Millions in Royalties & How You Could Avoid The Same Fate

How One Inventor Lost Millions in Royalties & How You Can Avoid The Same Mistake from The Patent Professor® Also read more about Stan Weston and G.I Joe in the blog post entitled The Difference Between Earning “Lots” Vs. “Millions” of Dollars From Your Idea Ask a Question
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