Category: Provisional patent application

Why Provisional Patent Applications Are Only Half Your Protection

Licensing expert Andrew Krauss explains why a provisional patent application (PPA) is only half of the protection you need for your invention. What else do inventors,...

Stop Cyberbullying Before the Damage is Done | Trisha Prabhu | TEDxGateway

In her talk, Trisha Prabhu makes us think of the adverse effects of cyber bullying and how to prevent it. For as long as she can remember, Trisha Prabhu has been...

Should I use trade secret protection or patent protection for my invention?

A question we very often get, particularly with respect to software is should I use patent protection or trade secret protection to protect this software. The kind of...

Design Patents and Defining the Article of Manufacture

In December 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on design patent litigation in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple. But the Court did not stipulate...

Quick Tips #3 // Google Patents

Next time you’re researching topics for a new project, try using Google Patents to find useful information. See my instructables account for step by step guides to...

What Happens After You Sign a Licensing Agreement

What happens after you license your idea to a company? Please realize: It is so important that you stay with it! You can’t simply hang out on the sidelines and...

U.S. Software Patent Law

This is an essay I wrote about U.S. Software Patent Law. The video is simply me reading this essay. Enjoy! Feel free to point out mistakes (not my reading, about the...

A Unique Business Model to Obtain Patents

Russ Krajec of Blue Iron IP uses a different business model to help startups and individuals get their IP protection without the heavy up front costs

Searching with Google Patents

Working on your Senior Project? Patents can be immensely useful and we show you how to find them in this video.

AIA Webinar Series – First Inventor to File Proposed Rules

Dr. Kathleen Fonda, Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, presents a webinar on proposed rules as...