02
Jan

Inventors Need to Know More About Patents in the Practical Sense

First let me say I am not against patents, but I do feel Inventors need to know more about patents in the practical sense. Unfortunately, I see more patents that have no commercial worth than ones that you can get a company interested in licensing. Here are some primary issues I...
01
Nov

Inventors, Questions to Ask About Patents From Those Selling You Those Services

One of the issues Inventors have told me about is the lack of negative information on getting or owning a patent they get from those selling them patent services. What do you expect, the person selling you a car generally tells you all the Pros of the car and seldom goes into the...
18
Oct

The Good and Bad of PPAs

PPA’s can be a great tool when used properly, but in a large number of cases the Inventor does not get the full use of the PPA. Why? Because a large majority of Inventors rush to file a PPA without looking at the biggest disadvantage a PPA has, which is time. You have 12 months...
10
May

Having A Patent Does Not Mean Success

There is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to having a patent. Inventors think once they get that piece of paper companies will be beating down their door wanting their product. It does not work that way. Talk to most people that get a patent and the first calls or emails...
08
Mar

The PPA Trap Inventors fall Into Over Their Idea/Invention

PPA’s (Provisional Patent Application) can be a great tool when used properly, but in a large number of cases the Inventor does not get the full use of the PPA. Why? Because a large majority of Inventors rush to file a PPA without looking at the biggest disadvantage a PPA has,...
14
Dec

A Patent Does NOT = Marketability

Excerpt from the successful Ebook “Common Sense Inventing” at http://www.rogerbrown.net/ebook There seems to be a myth out there that all you need is a patent for the riches to come pouring in like a river. The next myth is that once your patent issues doors will open...
26
Oct

A Patent Search Is Not The Holy Grail Invention Submission Companies and Patent Lawyers Want You To Believe It Is

To often I get contacted by Inventors that have paid for a patent search long before they should have spent any money. They either contacted a Patent Lawyer or an Invention Submission company and were told the first thing they need to do is conduct a patent search. Which of...