Posts Tagged: independent inventors


Inventor Spotlight – Christen Wooley – Inventor of Vetspakz

The concept of her invention has basically stayed the same over the years. She has just added additional colors and sizes and has changed some of the …
8 months ago 0

Patent Pro Bono Program and Micro Entity Status

The Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to inventors of modest means who are interested in securing patents to protect their inventions. The Program is …
8 months ago 1

An International Economy Means I Need An International Patent, Right?

Before selling your product outside the United States, you need to take into account the vastly different cultural and market preferences outside the country. As anyone who …
9 months ago 0

Inventor Spotlight – Alexei Novitzky, Inventor of the Skatecase

Avid skateboarder Alexei Novitzky was at the festival to display his unique invention. As a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at USF, Alexei wanted to …
9 months ago 0

Are you Ready to File a Provisional Patent Application?

Your goal in patenting an invention is to make money by turning it into a real product. It won’t do you any good to file a …
10 months ago 28

The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all …
11 months ago 3

Why Inventors Should Not Rely On Their Own Search

Some inventors consider doing the search of the Patent Office on their own, but there are several downsides to this plan. Their emotional attachment to the invention …
11 months ago 7

InventionHome Extends Deadline to Submit Inventions for DRTV Summit

The DRTV Product Summit is a one-day event that will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inventors will be given the …
11 months ago 0

Patent Drafting: Ambiguity and Assumptions are the Enemy

Explaining the function of the invention is helpful, but only explaining something in terms of function leaves many questions unanswered because it is not terribly descriptive. For …
11 months ago 0

John Calvert, A Champion for Indepenent Inventors

John Calvert, a twenty-four year veteran of the USPTO, retired in June 2014. If you are in the independent inventor or product commercialization communities you undoubtedly know Calvert. …
12 months ago 0

A Conversation with New UIA Executive Director John Calvert

Many within the independent inventor community are well acquainted with John Calvert. Calvert started out working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent …
12 months ago 1

Call for Inventions for DRTV Product Summit Presented by InventionHome

While the DRTV Product Summit is geared toward inventors with largely plug and play products, it is still nevertheless aimed at giving everyday inventors an opportunity. The …
12 months ago 2