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Mar 28, 2019

While I focus on patents in this podcast, you should also know some basics about trademarks. In this episode I go over some things to think about when deciding on a name for your product or business.  I go over the five categories of marks: generic, descriptive, suggestive, arbitrary, and fanciful, and what to watch out...


Mar 21, 2019

Generally patents last 20 years from the date of filing, but in some situations they can be extended past this date.  Check out this episode to learn about the situations where your patent term can be extended.


Mar 14, 2019

In this episode I talk about how to conduct a patent examiner interview. I go over how to schedule one, what to do during an interview and what to do after an interview, as well as some patent interview strategies.


Mar 7, 2019

Sometimes your patent or patent application goes abandoned because you didn't respond to a rejection in time or you didn't pay the right amount fees to the patent office. What should you do? Learn the basics of patent and patent application revivals in this episode.


Mar 1, 2019

If your patent examiner keeps rejecting your application, what should you do? One option is to appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Learn what an appeal is, and how to do one.