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Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Getting a Patent

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Noah McNeely is a creativity and innovation expert. He has spent much of his career helping to shape and guide a seemingly endless series of good ideas into successful product businesses. He has developed products for a wide variety of startups and major brands including Coca-Cola, Procter and Gamble, Black and Decker, Arm and Hammer, Plantronics, Biolab, C.R. Bard, Home Depot, and many others.

Currently, Noah is the Principal and one of the Founders of Product QuickStart, a company that provides product development prototypes and manufacturing services to entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and startups. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, part of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What Noah McNeely learned about engineering school and how he got started in innovation
  • Noah talks about his interest in industrial design and the first company he co-founded after graduate school
  • Common mistakes inventors make when getting a patent
  • Noah’s thoughts on the best types of inventors
  • How to validate product ideas
  • The role intellectual property plays in helping Noah’s clients with their inventions
  • Noah talks about his company’s Innovation Marketplace
  • How to get in touch with Product QuickStart

In this episode…

Inventing is fun—but you won’t reach success by basing your goals on having a good time. Innovators need to make sure that their products not only work but also solve a certain problem for people. According to Noah McNeely, inventors have to factor in the design of their products and make sure that the cost of production can be validated.

Products have to offer value so that people want to buy and use them. Inventors have to be willing to invest in the product and get the right patents for them. In addition, those hoping to license their products have to ensure that they get strong intellectual property protection to safeguard their design.

In this week’s episode of the Innovations and Breakthroughs Podcast, Rich Goldstein is joined by Noah McNeely, the Principal of Product QuickStart, to talk about common mistakes inventors make during the patent process. Noah explains how his company helps inventors with their products, talks about his company’s Innovation Marketplace, and highlights the steps he takes to validate new products.

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Goldstein Patent Law, a firm that helps protect inventors’ ideas and products. They have advised and obtained patents for thousands of companies over the past 25 years. So if you’re a company that has a software, product, or design you want protected, you can go to https://goldsteinpatentlaw.com/. They have amazing free resources for learning more about the patent process.

You can email their team at welcome@goldsteinpc.com to explore if it’s a match to work together. Rich Goldstein has also written a book for the American Bar Association that explains in plain English how patents work, which is called ‘The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent.’

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