As a former entrepreneur, I understand the tension between properly protecting your intellectual property and the need to keep costs down. I can work with you regarding:
- Writing and Filing Patent Applications
- Novelty Searching and Freedom of Operating Searching
- Prosecuting Patent Applications
Applying for a patent can be a complicated and expensive proposition but can also be a critical milestone in the development of your product and company. Before embarking on patenting, I advise people to learn about the process and learn about the protections afforded by patents as applied to their situation. An important part of this is a professionally conducted novelty search to better understand the “territory” you may be able to lay claim to. Just because something is not on the market doesn’t mean no one has previously thought of it and described it in a patent or other publication.
George is currently the president of the non-profit Inventors Forum.