Posts Tagged: patent searches


Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a wise first move, but inventors need to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 12

Freedom to Operate: Knowing if you will likely infringe a patent

It is understandable that those who are entering into a business endeavor would want to know what their potential exposure might be, and when you have an …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 15

LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. …
By Press Releases
5 years ago 0

The Business Responsible Approach to Patents and Inventing

I continually preach to inventors the need to follow what I call a "business responsible" approach, which is really just my way of counseling inventors to remember …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

Why Inventors Should Not Rely On Their Own Search

Some inventors consider doing the search of the Patent Office on their own, but there are several downsides to this plan. Their emotional attachment to the invention …
By Mark Nowotarski
5 years ago 7

The Patent Process on a Tight But Realistic Budget

There are ways that inventors can file for patent protection on their inventions with a limited budget, but even then you have to be realistic in the …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 years ago 1

I Can’t Find Prior Art for My Invention

It is absolutely critical to understand that a reference, such as an issued patent or published patent application, does not need to be identical to an invention …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

Patent Drafting: What is the Patentable Feature?

Due to the laws of nature, and the reality that there are only a finite number of solutions to any particular problem, every generation invents, or re-invents, …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Patent Searches: A Great Opportunity to Focus on What is Unique

The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and money preparing and filing an application …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 21

The Enforcement of Bad Patents is the Problem

Right now the best business to be in at the moment is the patent enforcement business, at least if you are concerning yourself with low-risk monetization with …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 18

A Beginner’s Guide to Patents and the Patent Process

Even when hiring a patent attorney inventors still need to be engaged in order to give the patent attorney the best information available about the invention. This …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

Calling All Farmers! Seed Sampling Prior Art for $5,000 Reward

In this agriculture search Article One Partners is not only looking for those with superior scientific training or advanced degrees. They are also hoping to expand the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Does Crowdsourcing Produce Better Patent Search Results?

Today there is a different solution for those who need to find that particularly illusive non-patent literature that typically makes up the best, most damaging prior art.  …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7