Posts Tagged: stephen key


Starting the Patent Process on a Limited Budget

If you are an inventor new to inventing, you undoubtedly believe you’ve come up with an idea, or two or three, that could really be successful. …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 14

What Mattered in 2018: Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments in IP

There is near unanimity that the Supreme Court's decisions in Oil States Energy v. Greene's Energy Group, 138 S.Ct. 1365 (2018) was among the most significant events of the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 8

Filing a patent application is still a smart decision for inventors

I'm not alone in thinking that at least a provisional patent application is extremely important. Stephen Key, the preeminent inventor coach in the United States, advises all …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 27

A STEPP In the Right Direction: A review of the PTO Stakeholder Training on Examination and Practice and Procedure (STEPP)

Hands on exercises were part of the program. In reading and understanding a patent application, materials were provided how examiners learn to break down an application in …
By William E Nowakowski
3 years ago 1

Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

As Key works with inventors he coaches, who he refers to as students because he teaches them how to do much of the work for themselves, he …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 15

Startups Entrepreneurship: One Simple Idea is all it Takes

We pick up our conversation with where many inventors stumble as they attempt to move from idea person to small business person. We also discuss lessons learned …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Discussing Startups & Entrepreneurship with Author Stephen Key

A lot of inventors and entrepreneurs might come up with an idea that solves a problem, but I’ve always took a different approach. I would let …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Inventor Coach Stephen Key Scores His Own Big Success

Accudial Pharmaceutical®, Inc. has acquired Stephen Key Design, LLC. This acquisition expands AccuDial’s patent portfolio to over fifty patents for weight based dosing and other extended …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine

But don't quit your day job as you pursue a career in inventing! When I saw that in Key's book (it appears early on) I knew the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 18

Former PTO Deputy Director Barner Returns to Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Sharon R. Barner has returned to the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in its Chicago office. Barner most recently served as …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0