How to not get scammed as an inventor

Inventors are commonly the target of scams, so much so that the USPTO has issued specific guidance, invention promotion companies are subject to mandatory disclosure requirements, and Congress has passed a law prohibiting “Improper and deceptive invention...

The Rate of Invention is Staggering

I just received my 150th issued US patent. That kind of landmark tends to trigger a look back. My first patent was number 6,756,879 and my 150th was patent number 9,166,974 — meaning 2.41 million patents issued between my first and my 150th. To get a sense of...

TPP Intellectual Property Chapter Leaked

Wikileaks has released the intellectual property chapter of the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. This agreement addresses how member nations deal with trademarks, copyrights, utility patents, plant patents, drug and medical patents and drug...