Last week, I had a refreshing and unusual telephone conversation with a patent examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Nineteenth-century French playwright Charles-Guillaume Etienne wrote, "On n'est jamais servi si bien que par soi-même," which roughly translates to,
When you (the inventor) submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a design or utility patent, an examiner
Utility patents are what most people think of when they think about patents. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it’s the better mousetrap for which the
You’ve invented Thing 1, Or a method for Thing 2. So what, you then wonder, Is an inventor to do? Yes -- file a patent! And once it