What NOT to do before you file

Introduction This is an update of my previously published post from January.  The key element is to avoid public disclosure of  your invention.  This article attempts to clarify what NOT to do before you file a provisional or non-provisional application for patent. Remember, once the innovative horse has galloped out (or been lured out) of…

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Sharing Patent Ownership

Introduction Participants in a new business venture that incorporates a concept subject of a actual or intended patent application, often to seek to document their mutual participation in the venture by joining as co-inventors.  This is not a good idea. As I mentioned in my earlier blog “Who is the Inventor”, the law provides that each…

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FUNDING YOUR INVENTION

Introduction For many small businesses, the costs of developing their invention to a marketable stage may be one of the largest obstacles. Patenting an invention is an additional obstacle and investment.  Funding your invention can be problematic. Each funding requirement, timing and situation is different. The initial source of capital is typically from one or…

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