eBook "Thinking About Invention Patenting (But Don't Think Too Long)" is
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This book was written for the independent inventor
to read before they visit with a patent attorney. Independent inventors
frequently have great ideas but don’t know where to start. They often rely
on half-truths, misinformation, no information, or outright myths, which
lead them to believe that by getting a patent, the money will simply start
flowing in. However, as you will learn from this e-book,
patentability does not equal marketability.
The e-book will help you appreciate what you are
about to get into when pursuing your great idea—to give you more of the big
picture issues you need to be aware of and consider,
before you spend money trying to
patent that great idea. Considering these issues early on will save
you time and money… lots of time and lots of money.
In addition, the America Invents Act (AIA), signed into law September 16,
2011, may have leveled the playing field for independent inventors when the
first-inventor-to-file provision became law on March 16, 2013. This
provision is discussed herein; but, in short, the provision implies
whoever files their patent application first wins the race to the U.S.
Patent & Trademark Office!
For context, the e-book presents several examples of seemingly simple
inventions; each with its own instructive points to be considered in the
pre-patenting and subsequent patenting phase. For each of the example
inventions, the e-book follows a process from idea conception to evaluation
decision points; each decision point having two options: the option to
continue with the invention process; or, not. Tracking the inventions from
concept to a decision point in this manner will illustrate how quickly the
invention-to-market process becomes very complicated, and expensive, even
for seemingly simple inventions.
The e-book also touches upon a host of other
considerations for the independent inventor. For example: What business
structure should you choose? Do you need to build a prototype first? What
about a trademark?