A patent is basically a monopolistic protection for a duration of time granted by a government to an individual. Some of the earliest patents were granted to inventors of Murano Glass (Venice Republic 1450). King James of England (~1600) was forced to dissolve the practice of the "king bestows a monopoly for X years to his friend" which under Queen Anne became a system or procedure utilized in England and adopted by those involved with the creation of the U.S. Patent (and Trademark) Office in America (most notably Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson). [...]Read More
The Genius of innovation
Some say "Creativity is thinking up new things and Innovation is doing great things."
Others say "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." But as The Great One said "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them."
Here at MyPatentIdeas.com we enable you to do something about your idea; we add insight to your vision - learn if your idea is patentable or if it has already been patented. Get started today!Read More
Sustaining the Spark
"There is a vitality, a life force, that is translated to you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and will be lost."
In the age of too-much-information (TMI), it can be daunting to pursue your invention. Here at MyPatentIdeas.com, we try and help you navigate the U.S. patent landscape quickly using the scientific method.
In 10 minutes, you can know if your idea is worth pursuing as a patent.Read More
Criteria for patentability
in the U.S.
Is your idea new? Is it nonobvious? Does it have utility? Can it be reduced to practice? If so, you can pursue a patent. Let's face it, patenting costs for the small business can be overwhelming. However, It is money worth spending, if your idea is truly new.
Patentability search is generally considered to be a time-consuming, arduous, and expensive task. Here at MyPatentIdeas.com, we have taken the mystery out of this process by utilizing good science.
In 10 minutes you can learn a lot about your idea in context of all published U.S. patent documents (10+ million).Read More
The Entrepreneurial Innovator
The entrepreneur represents "the heroic intervention of individual men [and women] who appear as leaders toward new economic shores."
Entreprenuerial Innovators are "fiery spirits" who want to commercialize their creation. Turning creation into action requires capital, and VCs and angels all want to know if your IP (Intellectual Property) is legitimate.Read More
Genius without Insight
can be disastrous
Kary Mullis, biochemist, known for his DNA-amplication process (PCR), was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993. His employer (Cetus) sold his two relevant patents to Roche (now Hoffmann-La Roche) for $300 million at that time. The deal was almost undone because DuPont challenged the validity of these patents.
The quality of the idea was unprecedented, but the quality of the description of the patent had much to be desired - mostly because the employer gave Kary a year off to go write the patents himself.
With MyPatentIdeas.com, we can help you understand the language of the competitive landscape outlining key concepts and topics, so you can be more informed as you approach the patenting process.Read More
Be in the Know Now
Every Tuesday approximately 5000 new patents are published. Every Thursday approximately 7500 new applications are published.
As soon as this data is available, we add it to our patent document collection allowing you to search comprehensively.Read More