What Can the Inventor Do To Protect an Invention?

Although a patent provides strong legal rights to the inventor, patents are not invincible. They may later be challenged through various legal methods. Obtaining the best and strongest possible patent protection requires effort on the part of an inventor. Fortunately, there are patent agencies, such as Invent Help, that will ensure that. The worth and strength of a patent can be increased by following these guidelines:

1. Keep accurate written and/or photographic records of the development of all inventions from the initial conception of the idea through each stage of development and ultimate commercialization.

2. Have all of your development records witnessed, dated, and signed by two trustworthy individuals who understand the invention.

3. Gather together all technical information, literature, and documentation relevant to the invention, whether or not the information is public, and make an initial determination of the advancement the invention represents.

4. Determine if the invention represents an advancement worth protecting.

5. Do not offer the invention for sale prior to filing a patent application.

6. Do not publish articles describing your invention prior to filing a patent application.

7. Do not publicly use or disclose to others your invention prior to filing a patent application unless the disclosure falls under a confidentiality agreement.

8. If the decision is made to pursue patent protection for the invention, assist your patent attorney in preparing a patent application by providing all the useful information available relating to the invention and any relevant references related to the invention.

9. Actively follow the progress of the patent application and assist your patent attorney by pointing out how your invention differs from, and provides better results than, the prior patents and references which the Patent and Trademark Office may rely on in refusing to grant a patent.

10. Promptly inform your patent agency, like InventHelp, or an attorney of any changes or modifications which are made to the invention.

Has Your Idea Already Been Invented?

The patent search is an important tool in the patent process. Unfortunately, like snow flakes, no two patent searches are alike. For this reason, you will want to know what methods your patent attorney will use to perform his or her patent search and the problems that can result.

Online Electronic Search

The internet now allows patent searches to be performed online. The United States Patent & Trademark Office has a free searchable database at www.uspto.gov. A problem with this site is that the results are text-only and do not show illustrations of the patented inventions. Full patents can be ordered for a fee, as either printable download or can be ordered by mail.

Another online searchable database is Delphion, www.delphion.com. This is a paid subscription service that provides search results, including illustrations, in PDF format. Delphion provides much more powerful search and organization capabilities, but is more cumbersome to use.

The advantage of electronic searches is that you can type in keywords and get your results. The problem is that the online databases only contain the more recent patents. Also, no matter how carefully you have selected your keywords, it is possible that you will miss patents that use different words or phrases to describe the same invention. That is why hiring professionals, such as Invent Help would be wise.

Search At The United States Patent & Trademark Office

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has a large warehouse that stores all of the six-million plus issued United States Patents. This warehouse is open to the public for searching and copying of patents. Patents are organized by classes and subclasses, as determined by the USPTO.

Because of the organization, once you find the right class/subclass, you can essentially search those patents by comparing the illustrations and text to your invention.

The advantage of performing a search at the USPTO is that you can quickly and easily search through large numbers of relevant patents. The problem is that you have to fly out to Washington D.C. to do this. This can be incredibly expensive, depending how far away you live from the capital.

Professional Search Service

The method that InventHelp use for performing a patent search is to hire a professional searcher, stationed in Washington D.C. Professional searchers are not patent attorneys, they merely conduct searches that are requested by an inventor or patent attorney. They perform these searches in the USPTO warehouse. These professionals can find the class/subclass for your invention much faster than you can, and they are much cheaper than a plane ticket to Washington D.C.

These services usually cost a few hundred dollars. Upon receiving the results of the search, your patent attorney can then prepare a “Patentability Opinion”. The “Patentability Opinion” distinguishes the features of your invention from the patents found in the search. From this opinion, you can make an informed decision as to whether to continue with filing a patent application.

Is Your Idea Original?

Inventors often fear that others may steal their ideas, but often, they don’t do the legwork to confirm that their ideas are, in fact, original. If there is a clear problem to be solved, it may be highly likely that it has been thought of before. A visit to your local mall, hardware store, office supply center, etc. may reveal that there are products already in that space as you can read from https://fingerlakes1.com/2021/07/08/team-up-with-inventhelp-to-take-your-career-to-the-next-level/. This is actually to be expected. Think for a minute about a common problem, messy computer cords.

As I sit here in front of my PC, there is a rat’s nest of computer cords unattractively draped behind my desk. I’m well aware that there are a multitude of products that could be a solution. I can visit any computer/electronics store and find several products to address this problem. I can go to Google, Yahoo, or Bing and type in “messy cords” and find products. If I go online and do a patent search, I will find, again, numerous patents filed for various solutions.

Messy cords is an almost universal problem for anyone with a computer or AV equipment, so that there are bound to be many possible solutions and products. At some point in the invention process, the inventor or designer needs to access whether their idea is truly original and worthwhile pursuing.

This is where the urge to be secretive can backfire. They may rush to patent their idea, convinced it is unique, and guided by professionals who want to bill the average $10,000 to $30,000 that it costs to patent a new product, they may not be adequately informed. An expert in the industry would quickly be able to tell them that this product is not unique enough or lacking features that would distinguish it from the competition. You can get help from patent agencies like InventHelp.

A little competitive research does not have to be the death knell for a new product, however, it can actually be the start of further development, creating a product that can be licensed. Once you are aware of what is out in the marketplace, how can you make your product better? Increase the benefits? Make it easier? Faster? Save time or money for the user? Originality is an important quest in product development, make certain that you invest sufficient time and energy in it.

Patents

First off, lets understand that one does not need a patent in order to produce and sell a product. You are free to make and sell a product anywhere in the world, so long as you are not infringing someone else’s patent. A patent allows you to stop other people from copying your device.

In a Utility patent, the claims are the legal definition of the protection provided by a patent. Also, a patent is a public document. Therefore, as soon as the patent issues, anyone can get a copy of it and use it as a blueprint to design around it – and that’s fair game, as described on https://azbigmedia.com/business/why-new-inventors-turn-to-inventhelp-for-support/.

Because the Patent Office is required by law to maintain patent applications in absolute secrecy! Therefore, no one can find out when you filed your application or what it actually relates to – unless you tell them, which you never should.

When you have filed your application and put your product on the market, if someone sees it and thinks they might like to copy it, they will see that it is marked “Patent Pending” and they will think, “Gee, if I go to copy that, I may get lots of money tied up in prototypes, tooling, production, inventory, marketing and distribution and, then, just when I am ready to go on the market with it, their patent might issue and I would have to stop – Maybe I’d better copy something else.”

Now, this protection is immediate – because it takes only the length of time needed for them to go through this mental process and decide they had better copy something else. It is broad – because when they look at your device and try to decide what might be patentable about it, for their own protection, they have to give it a broad interpretation. You could use some help from a patenting agency like Invent Help for this.

Finally, it is cheap – because it costs nothing more that the cost of filing the application and paying for amendments to keep it alive. Furthermore, this protection comes during the critical period when you are trying to get your product on the market and establish a market position.

Termite Control

Termites, often called white ants although not related to the latter, feed on dead plant material. The problem posed by termites is that, given an opportunity they will chew through the walls of the house, unnoticed.

These pests live in colonies which consist anywhere from several hundreds to thousands of termites. These colonies are similar to those of ants as they consist of soldiers and workers, but differ in terms of semi-mature ones and reproducing males and females.

The Importance of Termite Control

The biggest threat of termite infestation is the financial loss that may result from a serious attack. Termite damages:

  • Are not usually covered by insurance
  • Have the potential to go unnoticed for a long time resulting in a significant amount of damage being done by the time you discover the attack
  • Depending on the seriousness of the attack, you may lose the entire building
  • Cause more damages to properties in Australia than fires, floods and storms combined!

Preventive Control

The first step of effective control begins with conducting a thorough search of your property to determine the presence of termite attractants. Better call the professionals, such as Radar Pest Control company then do it yourself. The following strategies help in minimizing termite attacks from the inception of your property.

  • Usage of gutters, downspouts and rainwater tanks to ensure water drains away from the property’s foundation
  • In-ground wooden structures such as retaining walls need to be removed
  • Limit or reduce the overall quantity of timber used on the property
  • Areas where termite control is difficult would benefit from steel framing
  • Use concrete slabs that are designed properly with exposed edges
  • Facilitate easy under-floor inspection of timber floors
  • Installation of termite shields

How you can help

Here are some tips on how you can ensure that your property remains safe from termite attacks:

  • As soon as you notice a roof or plumbing leak, get it fixed
  • In the event you use an evaporative air conditioner, ensure that the drips are directed away from the property. This is applicable to hot water overflow pipes as well
  • Firewood should be stored above the ground and away from the property
  • In the event you discover a termite nest on your property, call for help immediately. Disturbing the nest will only result in subterranean termites fleeing and the termite treatment not being fully effective.

Beautiful WordPress Themes

To start discussing about WordPress some of you may know some background history on WordPress while others may not be so familiar with what it is. OI will let you know everything you need to know about WordPress and show you the most beautiful WordPress theme of all WordPress themes out right now.

First of all what is WordPress? Well, WordPress is a blogging platform that can be twisted for any type of business. So you can use WordPress for real estate photographers, actors, astrologers, lawyers, film, entertainment, commerce, charity, basically any type of business. The key to finding a beautiful WordPress theme isn’t just the word ‘beautiful’ its basically knowing and understanding a little bit about the development of the theme itself out there. What I have learned by experience over these years on the computer and purchasing themes to try is that the ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is really true.

Think about it for a second, you are on the web and you search : Premium beautiful WordPress themes. You go to a site and you may see themes 40 bucks for personal use and 2500 for commercial (which means that you can officially use theme). Then you think, how can this theme be 40,but if i want to use it commercially its 2500 and the same ‘coding’ is inside (meaning its built the same way you just get a small license key). Now I only have 1 word for that and its : ‘FREELANCE’ yes NEVER buy any ‘freelance’ author based WordPress themes. Any market you go to and you see a ‘if you are an author sell your theme’ that tells me that that market place isn’t that professional and that’s why their themes won’t be reliable, too slow, or have other defects. Now what I’ve always recommended is going for a company based team. For example, if you are in Real Estate business then using Easy Agent Pro company to build your website would be the right choice. If you want to learn more about Easy Agent Pro read this detailed review.

A company is licensed most of the time or has enough experience and way more requirements to build you a good produce. Going by the price of how much companies are it can get pretty pricey so this is why I’ve always recommended any theme that’s multipurpose to everyone.

Safeguard Your Invention with a Patent Agent

New inventions and brilliant business ideas are vital to our economy. Any innovation, irrespective of its nature, technological, biological or economical, affects our lives in someway or the other.  If you have an idea or an idea of an invention, whether big or small, you are going to protect it. What should you do to protect your invention so that others do not copy it and turn it into a profit machine?

While one of the simplest answers to this is to keep it confidential, sometimes it does get leaked, unintentionally. More often than not, we ourselves in a moment of excitement about the new idea, broadcast it to the world. Yet paradoxically, to make any innovation work, it has ultimately got to be known to the world! So, to make your invention confidential, yet work, patenting it is the only option.

A patented invention is your property and no body can steal it. While seeking the help of a patent development company such as Invent Help, is an idea to get your innovation patented, another idea is to seek help of a patent agent. He or she is also known as a patent attorney or a patent lawyer.

This person acts as your legal representative, and his duty is to keep your innovative idea or invention in safe custody. It is considered that hiring the services of a patent agent is the best way to safeguard your patented product or services.

What is a Registered Patent Agent?

The PTO registers individuals as agents or attorneys who have passed the official “Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases before the US Patent & Trademark Office”. An individual who passes the exam is called a patent agent. Such an individual who also provides proof of good standing in a state’s bar is called a patent attorney as stated in this InventHelp review.

Both individuals may file the same papers so that you may obtain a patent. The primary difference between an agent and an attorney is that an agent is not a lawyer and as such may not engage in activities that their local jurisdictions believe is “practicing law”.

Is Your Invention in Demand

Customer, is the most important. This is where the rubber meets the road. The more you know about your target customer, the better your chances of reaping the rewards that you envision.

Describe who will buy your invention. Do not assume anything about your target customer. Do your research, there are proffesional pattenting agencies like InventHelp to help you in this step. It doesn’t matter if your target customers are individual consumers or businesses. They will buy based on the benefits that they believe they will receive from your invention. Do not assume. The best bet is to go ask them.

Will they buy your invention to save time or to save or make money? Will your invention reduce their risks? Will it improve their image? These are all reasons that customers will buy, but you have to find out. Your customers’ motivation may be totally different than what you think. So ask them.

How do you ask? There is one very simple answer ? it depends. It depends on who your customer is and where they will buy your product. Will they buy your product via retail or wholesale? If retail, is it local, a big box like Wal-Mart or Target or some other type of national chain, such as Advance Auto Parts?

Will they buy it on the Internet or from sales reps? These are just a few of the distribution channels that are available? There are patenting agencies like Invent Help that will help you out. Finding out what your customer wants depends on the distribution channel that works best for both you and them.

Myths of The AIDS

Although we have been aware of AIDS now for over 30 years, this modern day scourge is still vastly misunderstood. Due the fact that the first stars that we were told to be suffering from from it were homosexual, Rock Hudson, Freddie Mercury etc, it was quickly dubbed `the gay plague`. The rumor mill went into overdrive and suddenly you could catch it by touching, kissing and eating from the same crockery as a sufferer, all of which was a complete load of rubbish obviously!

The first step to developing AIDS is to be infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV. This results in the diagnosis that you are HIV positive. AIDS is actually the latter stages of this virus, but you do not die from AIDS, you die from the fact that it completely destroys your immune system, so even a common cold can proved fatal. Pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death for AIDS sufferers.

Only 20 years ago, being diagnosed as HIV positive was a death sentence, thankfully this is no longer the case. Thanks to the inception of drugs such as AZT, which are known as antiretrovirals, the life expectancy of a new diagnosed HIV suffer is now 49 years. These drugs don`t cure HIV, sadly there is no cure as yet, but they keep the immune system ticking over so that it fights off the outside infections that can cause fatality.

The only way to be infected by the HIV virus is by the bodily fluids of a sufferer to enter the system of another. The main sources of transmission are blood (including menstrual), semen, breast milk and vaginal fluids. You can NOT contract HIV through saliva, tears or sweat. These are very simple ways to ensure that you don`t contract the virus; drug users should never share needles, and you should never have unprotected sex, heterosexually or otherwise as described on https://www.mylabbox.com/.

So, if it so easy to avoid, why are there still so many being diagnosed with HIV every day? I wish I could answer that, but sadly I can’t. Alcohol is widely blamed, as in you get so hammered you have sex with a stranger without thinking about using a condom. Seriously, if you get so drunk that you are prepared to risk your life, you don`t need me to tell you that the first problem you need to address is your drinking! Drug users are clearly at risk due the extent of their addiction. If they are so desperate for a fix they don`t care how they get it, hence the sharing of dirty needles.

The infection has reached epidemic proportions in third world countries, where condoms are luxuries and ignorance prevails. Many babies are born HIV positive and are given drugs from birth to try and give them some quality of life, although their life expectancy is obviously greatly reduced. With such prolific fund raisers as Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Elton John, money is still flooding in to support research into finding a cure for AIDS. With the progress that has been made so far, hopefully that day isn’t too far away.

A Vegan Diet Plan

Even though the vegan diet has become popular in the past few years, there are many misconceptions on what vegan’s eat and what they don’t. Hopefully this article can clear up many of those concerns.

The first misconception is that a vegan diet is very expensive. That is not true as vegans eat many of the things meat eaters do, of course they also exclude many of the things that meat eaters consume. Vegans do not eat mainly vegetables and the major food groups are consumed including grains, nuts, vegetables, fruits etc.

In terms of dairy, soy is substituted. However, there is still variety to this. Many types of vegan milk substitutes exist. Other then soy, there is cashew and almond milk which are all rich in vitamins.

The major difference between vegans and meat eaters is meat of course. Vegan’s do not believe in consuming anything that had a mother or father. But even though meat protein is out, beans and even nuts and vegetables provide a better source of protein. Soy is used to make many healthy meat substitutes and be prepared to taste exactly like meat and there is a plant based meat as well.

Unlike vegetarians, vegans do not consume dairy. Jell-O is also off limits as it contains residue of pork products. But there are vegan alternatives.

Among those who are very strict, honey is considered an animal’s product, but not every vegan subscribes to this. While most vegans will refuse to use sucrose (table sugar) because animal bone ash is sometimes used in its manufacturing as a chlorinating agent, they will use other sweeteners like maple syrup, fructose, dehydrated can juice (Florida Crystal, Sugar in the RAW etc).

The one drawback of veganism is that it fails to address the exercise part. There are many vegans who will use refined foods which are unhealthy or will even smoke and of course drink. So just because a person says they are vegan doesn’t mean they are healthy. But usually going a vegan diet is the first and major step in living a healthy life.