Posts Tagged: independent inventors


Patent Drafting: The Use of Relative Terminology Can Be Dangerous

The use of relative terminology, which are short-hand terms that express a certain similarity, are quite common in every day conversation, but are not always appropriate for …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 5

Patent Drafting: Learning from common patent application mistakes

One of the biggest mistakes I see inventors make is they spend too much time talking about what the invention does and very little time explaining what …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 0

Patent Drafting: Distinctly identifying the invention in exact terms

In short, a concise description of an invention is an inadequate description of an invention, period. The goal has to be to provide a full, clear, exact …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

First to File Means File First! The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

When people say that inventors do not need to start with a patent application and can wait to file I cringe. It is not that this is …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Patent Drafting: Understanding the Specification of the Invention

This so-called adequate description requirement pertains to the level of description that must be included in the ''specification,'' which is most typically defined as that part …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Tricks & Tips to Describe an Invention in a Patent Application

On excellent way to make sure you are including an appropriately detailed description that treats a variety of variations and alternatives is to have many professional patent …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

On the record with product development and marketing expert Warren Tuttle

Warren Tuttle: ''Good innovation is innovation that consumers respond to and purchase and appreciate, say good things about it and it survives. Bad innovation, you know the 95% …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

As Key works with inventors he coaches, who he refers to as students because he teaches them how to do much of the work for themselves, he …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 15

Understanding the Patent Law Utility Requirement

In order for a patent applicant to satisfy the utility requirement the claimed invention must be “useful” for some purpose either explicitly or implicitly. Utility problems normally …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

How the U.S. is Killing Innovation and why it Matters for Entrepreneurs

The engine that made America a greatest economic power was a patent system that led to tremendous innovation by incentivizing entrepreneurial …
By Paul Morinville
1 year ago 23

Understanding Obviousness: John Deere and the Basics

The legal determination about whether an invention is obvious seems completely subjective and sometimes even arbitrary. In some technology areas nothing ever seems to be obvious, in …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 22

A toxic concoction of myth, media and money is killing the patent system

In the past decade, the patent system has been turned on its head. Inventors are now villainized as cartoon characters called patent trolls simply because they assert …

Invention to Patent 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

So you have an idea and want to file a patent application? There are a number of things that you need to know about the invention and …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

Housewares Inventors Pitch Your Products to Lifetime Brands

Calling all inventors! Lifetime Brands, the largest non electrics housewares company in the United States, is hosting an Innovation Day on Monday, October 5, 2015, at their corporate headquarters …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

Patent Drafting 101: Beware Background Pitfalls When Drafting a Patent Application

Pitfalls to be on the lookout for when you are preparing the Background of the Invention. First and foremost it is critical to remember that your patent …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3