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Patenting a Beauty Product with Rich Goldstein

By February 6, 2020

Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law and has been an attorney for over 25 years. He’s the go-to person if you want your Intellectual Property protected with a patent or trademark. 

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.”

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

  • [01:50] The story of the beauty product company
  • [04:29] Questions the client had for patenting her product
  • [05:35] Rich’s unique angle spin for the product
  • [06:46] Was the product patentable?
  • [08:08] The end result & the client’s success
  • [08:54] Is it important to have a patent?
  • [09:36] The client’s marketing methods
  • [11:39] Rich Goldstein’s resources

In this episode…

Generally, when something is very simple, it is debatable whether to protect it with a patent or not. You have to use a good amount of skill to describe & claim it in a way that will be protectable. You have to make the patent office see your idea as significant enough not to be obvious because one of the standards of patentability is that the idea should be something that would escape the average person.

So how can you make that distinction not obvious? 

Rich Goldstein is joined by Dr. Jeremy Weisz to talk about standards of patentability, what a broad patent is, and why it’s important to have a 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 welcome@goldsteinpc.com 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.’