Posts Tagged: inventor mistakes


The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors make with their Invention

Generally speaking the first step toward commercializing an invention and making money is typically to pursue the patent path. For those new to the industry it is …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Good, Bad & Ugly: Truth About Provisional Patent Applications

There is a terrible injustice done by those non-attorney and/or non-agent services, and it amazes me that individuals are so ready to believe inventors and scientists …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 23

Improvements: Learning with the Hitch Mounted Toilet Seat

By far, most inventions are improvements upon other known devices or solutions. In fact, whenever I teach patent law courses I tell students that in their career …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 9

Inventing Advice: How to Improve Upon a Product

There are always trade-offs in design work. Design features often conflict. For example, a big heavy vehicle is usually safer but the gas mileage is lower. But …
By Andre Nel
8 years ago 0

Things I Learned: An Inventor’s Journey from Idea to Market

It generally takes a lot longer and costs a lot more to get an idea licensed. New ideas are hard to sell. The capable companies are not …
By Andre Nel
8 years ago 7

Inventor Pitfalls: What is the Patentable Feature?

    An updated version of this article is available at:   http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2013/08/17/patent-drafting-what-is-the-patentable-feature/id=44713/   &…
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

Patents: A Most Difficult Legal Instrument to Draft

    An updated version of this article is available at: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/05/17/patent-drafting-not-as-easy-as-you-think/id=49638/   &…
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

Don’t Get A Patent? Plainly Ridiculous!

Increasingly on the Internet invention advertising is taking an odd and seemingly inexplicable turn toward advising independent inventors to not seek patent protection, which is undeniably bad …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 5

The Top 5 Things Inventors Do Wrong

    An updated version of this article is available at: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2012/08/04/27128/id=27128/   &…
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

What to Expect when Calling a Patent Attorney

Over the years I have received quite a number of e-mail inquiries and telephone calls from inventors who are looking for information and advice. Typically, the initial …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

Inventors Need to Have Inventions

I am frequently asked the same or similar question with respect to patent applications by independent inventors — How much information do I have to include in a …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Should Inventors Draft Patent Applications?

It is not at all uncommon for inventors to want to attempt to draft and file patent applications on their own.  This is in no small part …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1