Posts Tagged: famous inventors


Provisional Applications: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Provisional applications can be a very useful tool, but only when they are done right. When provisional patent applications are done poorly you not only obtain no …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 4

Patent Search 101: Why US Patent Searches are Critically Important

Patents are expensive to obtain. The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money if there are easy to find references a US …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 2

10 Critical Pieces of Advice for Inventors

There really is no one-size-fits-all approach inventors can follow, and there is no inventing roadmap to success that will work in all cases. Notwithstanding, there are certainly …
By Gene Quinn
23 days ago 2

Earle Dickson Invents Band-Aid® Bandages to Promote Healing

December 28 marks the anniversary of the issuance of a patent covering a bandage technology commonly known as the Band-Aid®, invented at Johnson & Johnson... In order to speed …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 0

Patent Drafting: The most valuable patent focuses on structural uniqueness of an invention

It can be enormously difficult for inventors to describe their own inventions. This is true not because the inventor doesn’t know what they’ve invented, or …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 7

Inventors Protest PTAB on Supreme Court Steps

Yesterday, a group of dedicated inventors took to the steps of the United States Supreme Court in order to protest the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 2

Patent Drafting: Proving You’re in Possession of the Invention

The purpose of the written description requirement is broader than to merely explain how to make and use the invention, which is the subject of the enablement …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 3

How IP Took a First-Time Inventor from Shark Tank to $30M in Sales

Sleep Styler creator Tara Brown, an ophthalmologist by trade, turned to Knobbe Martens for help securing IP protection as soon as she had her final prototype – a …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 months ago 7

Patent Drafting: Understanding the Enablement Requirement

The enablement requirement is specifically aimed at ensuring the claimed invention is described with sufficient detail so the relevant person of skill in the art or technology …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 13

Don Arney’s Bambi Bucket, a major contribution to aerial firefighting tech from the 1980s

Helicopters and other aircraft are often used to combat fires which cannot be controlled by personnel on the ground and the practice is a fairly expensive one. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 0

5 Tips for Inventors: Meeting with a Patent Attorney

The point here is you need to be mindful that patent practitioners are frequently on guard when dealing with independent inventors. As with virtually everything in all …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 9

Raid on Gibraltar: How the U.S. Patent System was Rigged Against Independent Inventors

The numbers are stark. As recently as 1990, individual inventors were granted 17 percent of all patents. By 2000, they received 12 percent and only 6.8 percent in 2010. In 2015, individual inventors were …
By Pat Choate & Joan Maginnis
4 months ago 30

Advice for Young Inventors

Inventing success for young inventors comes when they are passionate, inspired and dedicated, which is not unlike success in all areas of life... While passion is required, …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Enhance Product Development: Ideation, Design and Licensing for Inventors

Brainstorming, whiteboards and a 3D printer constantly humming. The Invention Lab of Enhance Product Development is always a flurry of innovative activity. If you are an invention …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 4

Securing Ownership Rights in Patents in the Real World

The basement inventor is increasingly rare, although I am old enough (and lucky enough) to know several. Invention in the “real world” is often a messy, team …
By Jeremy A. Cubert
5 months ago 13