Posts Tagged: inventions

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
3 years ago 3

Necessity is the Father of Invention

A lot has been said about mom inventors who came up with ideas to solve problems that revolved around parenting, but there are plenty of hands-on dads …
By Julie Austin
5 years ago 0

Inventions Make a Standard Competitive

When a standard faces competition, it is essential to be the first on the market with products and to establish the highest market share. The network effect …
By Menno Treffers
5 years ago 1

After Alice: Is New Legislation Needed? Before Alice: Was there a Precedent?

the Courts have found it difficult to use the Mayo two-part test in the examination of a patent’s validity thus creating great uncertainty... One should not …
By Martin Goetz
5 years ago 7

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

Patents provide a competitive advantage, and those sophisticated in business know enough to look for and exploit whatever competitive advantage exists. Patents are the 800 pound gorilla of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 9

Inventor Spotlight – Alexei Novitzky, Inventor of the Skatecase

Avid skateboarder Alexei Novitzky was at the festival to display his unique invention. As a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at USF, Alexei wanted to …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 0

Getting Your Invention to Market: Licensing vs. Manufacturing

Of course, whether you are going to pursue licensing or manufacturing, for the first lesson is to realize that there are no tricks to invention marketing. It …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Invention to Patent: Pitfalls, Perils and Process

To review, the law recognizes that with many, if not most, inventions there will be three steps to the invention process. The idea comes first, followed by …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

Starting the Patent Process on a Limited Budget

It is possible to succeed even starting with a limited budget, but you really do need to plan ahead and develop a strategy that makes sense within …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

InventionHome Seeks Inventors to Pitch DRTV Companies

InventionHome will be hosting the DRTV Product Summit, a one-day event on October 24, 2013, at Robert Morris University that will give everyday inventors the opportunity to pitch their …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

Does the term “Invention” in the Specification Limit the Claims?

There are some that will tell you that the use of the term "invention" or "present invention" in the specification will limit the claims. This misguided belief …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 20

An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process

For example, does a hair dryer with integrated radio, beer bottle opener, shaving cream dispenser that floats sound marketable? Perhaps as a gag gift maybe, but the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

Inventing Advice: How to Improve Upon a Product

There are always trade-offs in design work. Design features often conflict. For example, a big heavy vehicle is usually safer but the gas mileage is lower. But …
By Andre Nel
11 years ago 0

Patent Law Fun & Lessons: What Dilbert Teaches About Inventing

As you can see from the first cartoon in the series, the creator of a project has left the company and his unfinished project is being passed …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 10

Falling Prey to Invention Promotion Scams

About a week ago I received a fairly typical e-mail from an individual who was inquiring about whether I could help provide certain services.  As you can …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0