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Category Archives: Individual Inventors

Individual Inventors

The Patent Process

Once you know that you are ready to apply for a patent, what is the process for obtaining a Utility Patent? In this fifth video, Rich describes in detail the steps from filing the application to the granting of the patent, and what happens if the application is rejected. The road to securing IP rights […]

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Two Criteria for Patentability

Before your idea or invention can be eligible for a patent, it must meet two important criteria. In this second video, in this 6 part series, Rich discusses these criteria and how to determine if a patent is appropriate for you. The kinds of things the USPTO will patent The two most important criteria that […]

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Selling Your Idea, Part Three

Find out what they want before you tell them what you have If you reviewed “Selling Your Idea, Part One,” we talked a bit about how to find the ideal target, someone who would be interested in potentially buying your idea. And in “Selling Your Idea, Part Two,” we talked about making initial contact through […]

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Selling Your Idea, Part Two

Many inventors are not looking to launch a business to bring their idea to the market, but rather, are looking to sell their idea. In these videos, Rich explains the best strategies for doing this. The letter of introduction In part 1 of this series, we talked a bit about the criteria for finding an […]

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Selling Your Idea, Part One

Many inventors are not looking to launch a business to bring their idea to the market, but rather, are looking to sell their idea. In these videos, Rich explains the best strategies for doing this. Secure your rights and then shop for buyers The first thing to know about selling an idea is that you […]

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Finding the Best Prior Art

Is your idea already “out there”? What is the best way to find out if what you have has already been patented, or how different it is from things that have been patented before? In this fourth video, Rich explains how and where to find the best prior art. Tracking down the prior art that […]

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How to Be Taken Seriously with Your Idea

Ownership is everything It may be that you want investors to take you seriously. It may be that you want companies that might potentially partner with you on this idea to take you seriously. It may be that you want a company that could potentially license your idea and pay you a royalty to take […]

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What Everybody Needs to Know Before Starting the Patent Process

When considering pursuing an invention or idea, the first thing you should ask is “Can I patent it?” The fact is, when considering whether to pursue an invention or idea, most people will start by asking themselves, “How am I going to get this on the market?” Asking the wrong question first can cost you […]

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Introduction: Before You Start a Patent Project

Forms of protection and which one may be right for your idea So, you had this great idea, and the next thing that popped into your mind was, “Okay, what do I do with this idea? Who do I talk to about it? I don’t know who I can trust. Can I talk to my […]

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What Can Be Patented and What Cannot?

It stands to reason that the most common question we’re asked at Goldstein Patent Law is: “Can this type of thing be patented?” The answer to that questions depends on whether your invention or product idea meets the three criteria for patentability that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiner looks at when […]

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