Category Archives for Inventions and Patents

Do You Need a Patent?

If You’re Wondering Whether or Not To Protect Your Idea, Pay Attention To Who’s Giving You Advice, and Watch What Your Competition Is Doing. Last week Jim DeBetta, a judge on one of those Shark Tank wannabe shows, made a scandalous claim: that you, inventor, do not need a patent. I’ve been thinking a bit […]

The Patent Office Crisis

​Did you know that the first right in the Constitution is the right to protect your ideas? The American Founders pioneered the idea that society benefits when inventors share ideas, and they created financial incentives for inventors to share.It’s really that simple: if you, the inventor, share your ideas, the government will, for a time, […]

Patent Infringement Turned Inside-Out

​Patent Infringement Turned Inside Out Can Your Invention Being Knocked Off Be Good For You? That’s right. Sometimes, you may actually want someone to rip off your design or invention, even if it’s copyrighted and/or patented! Here’s why, and one situation where it “works” . . .Patents, like all IP, stops at the water’s edge […]