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 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
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 […]
Wait I really … I really need a Patent?
Filing a patent can be one of the most important aspects of your journey to the marketplace with your invention. As such, I think it’s a good idea to go over some of the basic terms associated with filing a patent on your intellectual property so that you better understand the options. What is intellectual […]
The Importance of Joining an Inventor Group | The Inventor Lady
Join an Inventor Group to find resources and help! Getting information you need to make good decisions is critical to your success. I can’t recommend enough how much joining an inventor groups can benefit you. Particularly one that is associated with the United Inventor’s Association (UIA). Our Meetup Groups are a Gold Certified UIA group Participating in […]
Just Say No to More Saturday classes and 500 page books!
In 2013 the US went from “first to invent” to “first to file”. This change made time a big deal when waiting to file your patent. While I don’t believe you should enter the inventing world light heartedly or without doing some work to learn about the process, remember that time is the enemy now and this is why.
National Hardware Show Final Checklist
Hi Everyone, Join us at the National Hardware Show! If you have not made your reservations in Las Vegas for the National Hardware Show April 5, 6, and 7, here is your final checklist and the most recent information I have. It’s at the bottom of the email. Here is the National Hardware Show Final […]
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Inventing: Myths and Pit Falls
Don’t Buy It Online I speak with inventors all the time who bought a service online. And then wonder why they lost their money. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is NOT true; and you, the inventor, become the victim. For example, I see patent services advertised for $199 to file […]