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Patenting Vandalism Proof Seat Inserts with Rich Goldstein

By April 9, 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.”

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

  • The story of bus seat vandalism 
  • How Rich Goldstein’s client got the genius idea of making bus seats vandalism-proof
  • How Rich patented the seat insert and secure his client’s success
  • What a patent pending status does for product protection
  • What is the grace period for patent application?
  • How to get in touch with Rich Goldstein

In this episode…

When a product is marked as patent pending, it tends to keep people away. They avoid copying it. They know there’s something about it that’s unique and copying it would amount to patent infringement. And because it is pending, they can’t really find out what the patent is going to be for. It offers a great deal of psychological protection for the inventor and it serves as a notice for other people that there will be some rights accorded to the patent owner if the patent is granted.

Such was the case with one of Rich Goldstein’s clients. His client sought to find a solution to bus seat vandalism. He came up with a unique idea for making the seat inserts vandalism proof and with the help of Rich, he was able to patent his idea and was able to secure his own success story.

In this episode, Rich Goldstein gets interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 Media where they talk about the patenting process for Rich’s inventor client, what the pending patent status really means, and the grace period provided for the patent application of unique products. 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 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.’

 

If you've never patented anything before, watch these 6 short intro videos to learn exactly what you need to know about the patent process to protect your valuable idea.

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