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Is Your Invention Really New?

By August 19, 2021
Rich Goldstein

Rich Goldstein

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:

  • An inventor’s first priority: finding out if your invention is really new
  • Rich Goldstein talks about the common misconceptions people have about inventions and patents
  • How to conduct effective research for discovering what patents already exist
  • The different terminologies allowed in patent applications
  • Rich explains the importance of a professional search
  • Due diligence reminders you should implement before applying for a patent
  • What can an inventor do with unexploited opportunities or expired patents?
  • Why an inventor should practice caution before buying a patent

In this episode…

There’s one pretty common misconception people have about patents: if you can’t find a product or item in the market, it hasn’t been created or patented before. The thing is, there are tons of products that have been patented that never made it to the market. According to Rich Goldstein, this is why proper research before filling out that patent application is crucial for innovators.

Plus, if a similar patent already exists but is expired or unused by the inventor, there are ways to revitalize your patent application. The question is, what do you need to do to make sure you’re covering all your bases?

In this episode of Innovations and Breakthroughs, Rich Goldstein gets interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 on the steps an inventor should take before proceeding with a patent application. Together, they discuss the different kinds of research innovators should conduct and the 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.’