How Inventors Can Avoid Scams, Traps and Raw Deals

By Gene Quinn
June 27, 2009

Back in March 2009, I traveled to North Carolina to the Everyday Edisons studio to participate in the United Inventors Association filming of a 10 part mini-series that covers every stage in the patent to market process.  The series is about 5 hours in length and covers every aspect from how not to get scammed, to patents, prototypes, packaging, marketing, licensing and selling your invention for profit on your own.  The full educational mini-series is available only to inventors who join the UIA, but episode 1, titled Avoiding Scams, Traps and Raw Deals, is available for free to everyone. Steve Greenberg , the author of Gadget Nation and Emmy winning news reporter, conducts an interview with myself, Ron Reardon (UIA President and the President of the National Association of Patent Practitioners) and Louis Foreman (of Everyday Edisons and Inventors Digest).

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Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

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