Is Your Invention Really New?

By December 17, 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:

  • Why an inventor should find out if his invention is really new
  • The common misconceptions people often have about inventions and patents
  • How to do a good research to find out what patents already exist
  • The different terminologies allowed in patent applications
  • The importance of a professional search
  • Due diligence reminders before applying for a patent
  • What an inventor can do with unexploited opportunities or expired patents from his search
  • Why an inventor should be cautious before buying a patent

In this episode…

One common misconception people often have about patents is that if you can’t find a product or item in the market, it has not been created or patented before. The thing is, there are numerous products that have been patented that didn’t make it to the market which is why doing the proper research before applying for a patent is crucial for innovators who are looking to patent their creations.

In addition, if a similar patent already exists but has since expired or has not been exploited by the inventor, there are ways to make your patent application still work. The question is, how do you need to do to make sure you’re covering all bases?

In this episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs podcast, Rich Goldstein gets interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 on the steps an inventor should take before proceeding with his patent application, the types of research he needs to do, and issues inventors should keep in mind when looking to buy an existing patent. Stay tuned.

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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.’