Posts Tagged: invention


Beyond the Slice and Dice: Turning Your Idea into an Invention

The patent process actually starts well before you file a patent application or seek assistance from a patent attorney. Every patent application starts with an invention, and …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 3

Moving from Idea to Patent: When Do You Have an Invention?

When you are moving from idea to invention to patent, regardless of how or why you find yourself stuck in the idea phase, the first order of …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 3

Protection Strategies for Growth-Phase Companies

When it comes to the IP rights of your competitors, what you don’t know can hurt you. As your company brings new products to the marketplace, …
By Matthew Grady & Daniel Rudoy
11 months ago 0

The Death of Invention

George Santayana is attributed with the aphorism: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is modern § 101 in a nutshell. Every horror we …

Investing in Inventing: A Patent Process Primer for Startups

The patent process is long and complex, but well worth the effort if it means protecting your invention and your new company. Key decisions made along the …
By Trevor Day & Neil Ferraro
1 year ago 7

Understanding Substitutes: Is your invention desirable to consumers?

Frequently one of the most challenging aspects of inventing is determining what need a particular invention fills. This is not to suggest that inventors do not know …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Inventorship 101: Who are Inventors and Joint Inventors?

Inventorship is one of the most fundamental concepts in patent law. Of course, fundamental does not mean easy or uncomplicated. Patents are granted to inventors, which is …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

AUTM Licensing Survey: Ominous trend likely attributable to eroding patent rights

Concerns about the ability of academic institutions to keep contributing to the U.S. innovation economy go well beyond federal funding stagnation according to the recent AUTM …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

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
2 years ago 2

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
2 years ago 0

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
2 years ago 13

FTC wins preliminary injunction against operators of World Patent Marketing

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a preliminary injunction against World Patent …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 78

How to Create Patent Rights

Intellectual property is distinguished from “real property” because the property itself exists in our heads and needs to be “created” through a process of description and examination. …
By Jeremy A. Cubert
2 years ago 8

Turning Your Idea into an Invention

Like anything in life that is new, whether it be returning to exercise after a lengthy hiatus or learning a new language, you have to walk before …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 7

Academic Patent Licensing Helps Drive the U.S. Economy

What's even more impressive is the impacts on gross industry output and GDP are up 14% while  the number of U.S. jobs supported rose 12% since the previous …
By Joseph Allen
2 years ago 8