Category: Intellectual Property

  • Inventor News – Should You File Your Own Patent?

    Inventor News – Should You File Your Own Patent?

    The Risks of Filing a Patent Pro Se Inventors often tell me that they filed “Pro Se,” meaning they filed their patent on their own instead of using a registered patent attorney. While this might save money up front, it will most likely cost you in the long run. From a legal standpoint, filing on…

  • Inventor Info – Made in the USA

    Inventor Info – Made in the USA

    Most Americans prefer to buy ‘Made in America,’ and most inventors would rather manufacture in America. Unfortunately, this is not always an option due to cost. The American consumer dictates manufacturing locations based on price. Learn about the factors influencing manufacturing decisions and how some inventors navigate these challenges.

  • What Money Do You Spend First

    What Money Do You Spend First

    What Money Do You Spend First I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about what the first steps should be for an inventor and what money needs to be spent on initially.  Inventing is not easy, and it is not free.  Coming up with your idea may be free, but I can’t sell an…

  • When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill

    When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill

      When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill When do you need to use an NDA?  Well first off, an NDA is a non-disclosure agreement.  It means that anyone you speak with about your invention is legally bound to keep it to themselves.  You will need to have a template available to…

  • What kind of documentation do Inventors Need

    What kind of documentation do Inventors Need

      What kind of documentation do Inventors Need There are a couple documents that any inventor working on getting an idea to market need as they will be working with service providers.  Protecting your intellectual property is critical to success.  The first one is a non-discloser/non-compete (NDA/NC).  I do a video specific to this topic…

  • Be Careful of the Attorney You Pick

    Be Careful of the Attorney You Pick

      So how do you pick a patent attorney?  Over the past 20 years, I’ve dealt with a significant number of attorneys.  I’m even married to one.  He’s taught me a great deal about working with them and how to filter out the good ones. First of all, you need a registered patent attorney.  Attorneys…

  • Inventor’s Galaxy Guide

    Inventor’s Galaxy Guide   We’re going to try and focus on some of the basic early steps in the mind to market process with the next series of videos.  So for all of you newbies out there, these are for you.  If you find you have additional questions, be sure to visit the Inventor Lady…

  • Too Good To Be True

    Too Good To Be True

    We’ve all heard this before is just above every aspect of life.  And in the inventing process, it is absolutely TRUE as well!  Listen to your instincts.  I talk to inventors all of the time who hear one thing or another about inventing and their question to me is “Can that be true?”  I ask…

  • Patent Search

    Patent Search

    Search Quest Patents independent comprehensive search includes USPTO by classification not keywords searching the WIPO database and completing a product search.

  • Filing Your Own Patent (Pro Se)

    Filing your own patent (Pro Se) is one of  the worst mistakes I see as a licensing agent.  It will lead to many avoidable problems if you work with someone who has patent expertise. Why Filing Your Own Patent (Pro Se) is a Bad Idea It doesn’t matter how many classes you take, you can’t…

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