Patent Red Flags: Investor Help Prior to a Patent?

Patent Red Flags: Investor Help Prior to a Patent?

The intersection of a great idea with the potential to earn money, including licensing fees, may propel you to seek out an investor. However, while many investors play by the rules, there is the inherent risk you may expose your idea to somebody who may bear no scruples in stealing ..Continue Reading
Is a Patent Worth It for New Inventors?

Is a Patent Worth It for New Inventors?

A patent essentially means the U.s. Government recognizes you as the owner of your idea. Thus nobody can use your invention or a variation of your idea without buying it from you or paying you royalties. Any related uses also mean additional compensation. Consequently you can see the huge amounts ..Continue Reading
Inventor, Don’t Drop Those Eggs!

Inventor, Don’t Drop Those Eggs!

Would you believe that protecting your invention in the United States requires a delicate balance of speed, precision, and intelligence? In fact, it’s very much like the egg and spoon races many of us engaged in as kids. Going too fast and you could you drop the egg and get ..Continue Reading
You Are (Patently) Closer To Me Than You May Think

You Are (Patently) Closer To Me Than You May Think

In the old days, inventors were required to hand-deliver their working prototypes to the physical USPTO offices, quite unimaginable in the age of the Internet. This also led to many patent attorneys renting expensive office space near the USPTO headquarters. Those days are mostly gone but you will still find ..Continue Reading