manages IP boutique Goldstein Patent Law, which he founded more than 20 years ago as he was graduating law school. He is the author of recently published American Bar Association Book: The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent. Rich is a past chair of the AIPLA Law Practice Management Committee, and Co-Chair of the NYIPLA Law Firm Management Committee. He has served on the editorial boards and written articles for Law Practice Magazine and Law Practice Today. Rich frequently writes and speaks on topics related to law firm leadership, legal marketing, and business development. For more information, or to contact Rich, please visit his firm profile page.
In simple terms: a patent is a grant of rights by the government, for a limited time, that can be used to stop others from making, using, or selling your invention… Knowing your reason for seeking a patent can help you decide whether it is worth the time, money, and effort to seek a patent. It can also help you and your attorney pick the right strategy in the beginning of the process, as well as make appropriate decisions along the way. Let’s consider the merits of each of these common reasons for seeking a patent. As we take a closer look, some of them are more compelling than others.