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Dec 27, 2017

In this episode I go through a brief introduction of the main six parts of a patent: 1) the abstract, 2) background of the invention, 3) summary of the invention, 4) brief description of drawings, 5) detailed description of the embodiments, and 6) the claims. In later episodes I will go over more details about each...


Dec 20, 2017

In this episode I go through the problems of telling people about your invention, who you should get to sign non-disclosure agreements, and the deadlines to file your patent application if you've already disclosed your invention to the public.


Dec 19, 2017

In this episode I go through ways to do a patent search, including key word searches, classification searches, and forward/backward citation searches.  I also go through an example patent search for an avocado slicer where you can follow along.


Dec 14, 2017

In this episode I go through the next steps to determine whether your invention might be patentable.  In order to receive a patent, your invention must be new, useful, and non-obvious.  But how is that determined? This episode will give you a quick rundown.


Dec 11, 2017

In this episode I tackle the question of whether your idea (or embodiments of your idea) is even eligible to receive a patent. I go through inventions and discoveries that can be subject to a patent, and ones that cannot be subject to a patent.