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Keep it simple!

Keep it simple!

I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy who likes to think about stuff. Have you ever read something that speaks directly to you? I read such a thing a few days ago. The title of the blog post was, “The Simple Secret to Getting more Word-of-Mouth Referrals,” written by Michael Katz. The secret? Say what you do…plainly! It seems…

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Watch the money!

Watch the money!

I recently co-presented a 3 hour seminar on intellectual property. The presentation helped make clear all the things inventors need to think about before deciding to file for a patent. One of which is cost. Not only will you pay a patent practitioner to prepare your application and prosecute it on your behalf, you’ll also pay fees to the patent…

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What about the drawings?

What about the drawings?

Takeaways: Drawings are required (for the most part) Multiple drawings showing multiple views of the invention are recommended Provisional application drawings are not required but are highly recommended Format for utility application drawings is strict, so use a patent illustrator to prepare the drawings A picture says a thousand words, especially when it comes to patents. If it’s possible to…

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Build a job!

Build a job!

I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy who likes to think about stuff. People tend to think that their job search is limited to those that are advertised. That’s simply not true. Companies have all sorts of problems – some that they don’t even realize.  A job seeker would be wise to think of the problems companies have and…

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