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Good Intentions


Informal Drawings is a comic-strip devoted to patent attorneys, examiners, and inventors. New comics are published weekly.

Prints and coffee mugs may be purchased at patentspace.net/informal-drawings.

The Author

Peter Sleman

Peter Sleman is a patent attorney and co-founding partner of Wei & Sleman LLP. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, opinions and due diligence spanning a variety of technologies ranging from mechanical devices to electronic hardware and software. His specialty is medical devices. In addition to working with large medical device manufacturers, Peter has supported many physician entrepreneurs and startups. He is the author of The Physician Inventor: The Doctor's Handbook to Patenting Medical Devices and Methods, available on Amazon. As a creative outlet, Peter publishes Informal Drawings, a comic strip devoted to intellectual property.

For more information, please visit www.patentspace.net/peter-d-sleman.

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  1. Paul Cole October 13, 2020 10:21 am

    In 1794 the chemist Antoine Lavoisier quite lost his head at the brilliance of this invention.

  2. Pro Say October 13, 2020 6:56 pm

    Sorry (but not really), this invention is abstract (no matter how the claims are worded), because … killing people is merely (we do so love that word) a human activity which has existed since time immemorial.

    — SCOTUS Death Squad
    — CAFC Death Squad
    — PTAB Death Squad

  3. Mike S October 14, 2020 8:14 am

    Well done! How many ideas seem really great to start, but end up creating more problems than they solve? Someone thought it was a great idea to use giant hogweed as cattle feed. Let’s just say, they were wrong, but the unintended consequences of that idea is all that is left in Russia.

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