Can I Patent an Idea or Do I Need a Product Prototype?

By December 16, 2020

Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law. He has been in practice for over 25 years and has become an authority in Intellectual Property Rights protection particularly those relating to patents and trademarks..

Rich is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Division, New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA),  and Licensing Executives Society (LES). He is also the author of the book “The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent.”

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

  • Is it enough to have an idea or do you need a product prototype when applying for a patent?
  • The necessary information and materials you need when applying for a patent
  • Do clients automatically know if their idea/invention is patentable?
  • Do people look for existing similar products ahead of time?
  • When should you consider patenting a product?

In this episode…

Imagine yourself applying for a patent. You can probably picture yourself walking into the patent office, prototype in hand and ready to showcase their invention in front of a panel. But is that really how patent applications go?

Rich Goldstein, an esteemed patent lawyer, is ready to guide you through the process of patent application and help guarantee the success story you deserve..

Tune in as Rich gets interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 Media about the requirements for applying for a patent, how things work at the patent office, how to present your invention, and get the answer to the all important question, “do you really need a prototype to be granted the patent?”

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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 [email protected] 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.’