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Special Patent Pricing For Individuals, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

How much does it cost to get a Patent or Trademark? The truthful answer is “it depends” on a lot of different variables with the most important being what is the appropriate strategy and approach for your needs, wants and goals. This may not be what you want to hear but it is the truth. […]

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Before You Start a Patent Project

Getting a patent is a process. In this introductory video, in this 6 part series, patent attorney Richard Goldstein addresses the patent process for individual inventors with ideas, and outlines the different kinds of patent protection that are available. Forms of protection and which one may be right for your idea So, you had this […]

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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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Is Your Idea Novel and Non-Obvious?

You already know that to patent something, it needs to be different. But how different does it have to be to qualify for a patent? In this third video, Rich discusses the basic criteria for patentability. How different does your idea need to be make it patentable? Under the patent law, there are two different […]

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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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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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Common Questions Prior to Working with Us

What concerns about patenting do most of our clients have in common? In this last video, Rich addresses the most common concerns our clients have expressed to us about the patent process.   Find out if it’s a match for us to work together We have found that many of our clients have similar concerns […]

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Before You Start a Patent Project

Getting a patent is a process. In this introductory video, in this 6 part series, patent attorney Richard Goldstein addresses the patent process for individual inventors with ideas, and outlines the different kinds of patent protection that are available. Forms of protection and which one may be right for your idea So, you had this […]

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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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Is Your Idea Novel and Non-Obvious?

You already know that to patent something, it needs to be different. But how different does it have to be to qualify for a patent? In this third video, Rich discusses the basic criteria for patentability. How different does your idea need to be make it patentable? Under the patent law, there are two different […]

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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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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 […]

Read more 

Common Questions Prior to Working with Us

What concerns about patenting do most of our clients have in common? In this last video, Rich addresses the most common concerns our clients have expressed to us about the patent process.   Find out if it’s a match for us to work together We have found that many of our clients have similar concerns […]

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Why Some Patents Sell Better Than Others

How valuable is a patent? Much of any patent’s value depends on how well the patent is written. In this video, patent attorney Rich Goldstein discusses how intellectual property is valued in the marketplace, and the qualities that make some patents more valuable than others. These are important considerations when planning your IP strategy. The […]

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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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What Information Is Needed to Start a Software Patent?

Learn step by step, how to prepare the right information and lay the groundwork for a strong patent application. In this video, Rich explains how you can avoid wasting time and money, and how to make sure your idea isn’t misunderstood or misrepresented. The 4 basic steps to getting started In order to start the […]

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What Is Agile Patenting™?

You have probably heard of “agile software development,” which provides a methodology (Agile Patenting™)for developing software apps even before all of the details are worked out. So how can similar principles be used to protect an app? In this video, Rich discusses our philosophy for effectively protecting ideas while they are still in development. IP […]

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9 Most Common Questions About Protecting Software and Apps

It’s not unusual to have a lot of questions when considering whether to begin a patent project, to start on the road to applying for a U.S. Patent. In this video, Rich addresses some common concerns and suggests ways to get answers to your specific questions. A patent can be the key to the market […]

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When Is a Trademark More Appropriate Than a Patent?

In this video, Rich explains when it is appropriate to seek trademark protection, instead of patent protection, for your idea. Protect your good name Patents are good for protecting the functional aspects of a product, for protecting the actual distinctive features of a product. Presuming that you’ve pursued that, and you’ve figured out whether your […]

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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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“Designing Around” the Prior Art

When a patent application is rejected, it is often possible to overcome the USPTO’s objections by “designing around” the prior art. In this video, patent attorney Pat Werschulz explains the ‘design around’ process and how it may help you obtain patent protection for your idea. Innovations can still be found if you know how and […]

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Why Some Patents Are Valuable, While Others Are Worth Very Little

“But I have a patent! How could they do this?” This is the battle cry of inventors and corporate executives alike, when they see a copycat product and find out there is nothing they can do to stop it. This statement also is the result of a limited understanding of how patents work. It’s perfectly […]

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What Does ‘Patent Pending’ Mean?

Patent attorney Rich Goldstein explains what ‘patent pending’ status means, and what kind of protection this patent status provides in the marketplace. Taking the risk may be to your advantage You’ve probably notice a lot of products out there that are marked ‘Patent Pending.’ This means that the companies that put those products on the […]

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Do You Need a Trademark, or Is a Patent More Appropriate?

When it comes to whether something should be patented or trademarked, the question is: Are you building a brand, or protecting a concept? If you are protecting a product concept or design, patent law is the clear choice. Assuming that a patent is available for the subject matter of your concept, that’s the way to […]

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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 Much Does a Patent Cost?

A typical utility patent costs about $10,000 to $20,000 dollars. Generally speaking, a design patent is below that range, and a software patent may be more. You’re probably saying, “Wow! That’s a big range!” But the truth is, how much a patent costs depends on its complexity. And its complexity depends on several factors, including: […]

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How Is a Patent Evaluation Different from a Patent Search?

Patent search or patent evaluation? They are not the same thing. Patent attorney Rich Goldstein explains the difference and why a patent evaluation provides more information you can use to decide whether a patent is the right choice for your idea. Paper or answers—choose wisely A patent search is simply a research project that produces […]

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