If you want you want to seek patent protection for your invention, the invention should NEVER be marketed before filing a patent application. Why do I use such strong language? I will lay out my reasons below.Technically, under U.S. patent laws, inventors can publicly market their ideas and inventions for up to one year before filing a patent application. Public … [Read more...]
Marketing your invention
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In my 10 years of experience, there are generally two different types of inventors. There are inventors that file a patent application then wait for the patent to finally issue. Then, there are those that immediately hit the pavement and start to market their product/services as soon as possible. If you are the second type of inventor, the best time to start marketing your … [Read more...]