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Provisional Patent Applications Must Have Sufficient Technical Description

Frequently I hear the misstatement that one can just submit some notes and pictures of one’s product in a provisional patent application. People think this is so because the application is “informal” and will not be examined by the patent … Continue reading

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Warning: Inventor Assistance Companies

It is tough to sit across the desk from someone and tell them that I think someone took advantage of them, especially when that money could have been better used to help them with prototyping or other steps in their … Continue reading

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Common Factors in the Decision to File a Patent Application

When working with an inventor or  startup, a frequent question is whether it is prudent to proceed with a patent application. More often than not, I am not in a position to concisely answer the question, as the question may … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Agreements – Write Them Down!

I know that you have heard it a million times, but I have to say it once more: Write it down! Entity agreements (of which a portion may include intellectual property issues) for the startup should be written down.  By … Continue reading

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