Posts Tagged: independent inventors


When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

When setting out on a new endeavor it is not wise to pursue a path to the end and then ask whether what you did was correct. …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

US Patent Office Fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office current fee schedule went into effect on January 1, 2014, and was last revised on April 1, 2015... The lesson here is that fees …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2

The Cost of Obtaining a Patent in the US

Estimating US patent costs is a difficult matter because so much depends on the technology involved, but answering "it depends" is not particularly insightful or helpful. What …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 18

An Inventor’s Guide to Being Taken Seriously by Patent Attorneys

It is important for inventors to understand that there is reluctance among some patent attorneys to take on independent inventors as clients. This is at least in …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 4

Devil in Disguise: The Legend of the Villainous Patent Owners

It is truly a shame that so many have bought into the demonization of patent owners without any critical thought. In order to believe the narrative emanating …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 26

Inventors go to Washington Giving Perspective on the Innovation Act

Incredibly, despite widespread damage to inventors, most staffers still do not understand how the patent system works to create innovation, jobs, and economic growth. They do not …
By Paul Morinville 1 year ago 10

Inventors are NOT patent trolls and they are NOT the problem

Large companies can steal your patented technology, make a great deal of money, ignore you all together, and then have the resources, the vast resources in most …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 34

Enablement – Did the public receive all it contracted to receive?

A claim drafted too broadly may not be enabled and hence be invalid. Yet, the temptation to claim broadly often leads the patentee to ignore this …
By Sanjeev Mahanta 1 year ago 3

2015 Innovation Festival Calls for Exhibitor Applications

The 2015 Innovation Festival will be held on September 26th & 27th and will explore how today's inventors are creating the world of our future. In preparation for the …
By Renee Quinn 1 year ago 0

Plausibly estimating the market for your invention

There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but there is an extremely important cautionary tale to be told about the tremendous harm that can be done to opportunity …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 7

The Business Responsible Approach to Patents and Inventing

I continually preach to inventors the need to follow what I call a "business responsible" approach, which is really just my way of counseling inventors to remember …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Every invention starts with an idea

The truth is you cannot patent or protect an idea or a concept. However, it is also an undeniable truth that all inventions start with an idea, …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 4

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 …
By Renee Quinn 1 year ago 0