Who are patent engineers?
Patent engineers are law professionals who assist in the preparation of patent filings. Patent attorneys often have a group of Patent Engineers on staff. Many Patent Engineers have technical degrees.
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01 Profiting from your inventions 101 (How to file a patent)
the patent process
02 What is an invention?
novelty, patentable subject matter
03 How do patents protect your rights to an invention?
rights, enforcement
04 Why use an Inventor's Logbook
why it is important to keep one
05 How to keep an Inventor's Logbook
guidelines and tips
06 Copyrights, trademarks and patents.
is one better than the other
07 What does a patent look like?
embodiments, claims etc.
08 Which countries should I file my patent in?
usually in more than one country
09 How much time and money to file in?
legal fees, time taken
10 How do I collect royalties off my patents?
11 Search for prior art
resources and databases
12 Your responsibilities
and your attorney's responsibilities
A Case study: a patent (part 1)
a patent dissected
B Case study: a patent (part 2)
a patent dissected
C 10 Simple Inventions
used all over the world!
D Tips for Inventors
pitfalls and hints
E How to Invent
(Anyone can be an inventor!)

how to start inventing
F The patent process
the formal patent process
About this site
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About me and this site

I’ve been working in IT for the last 10 years or so. At various times, I’ve been a software engineer, a consultant, and worked in IT operations. In early 2006, I came up with a couple of inventions and decided to see if they were patentable (I work in an IT company, so any rights to the invention goes to my employer). Unfortunately there wasn’t anyone around me who was familiar with the patent process. So I went on a crash course to learn everything about patents and inventions. After pouring through a ton of material, I finally began to make sense of it.

I’m now sharing what I know because I think we need to encourage innovation by making it easier to patent stuff. This is critical now that we are facing major challenges like environmental damage, energy scarcity and longer life spans. Giving people a financial incentive to invent will help us get out of the mess that we’re in. This has worked very well in some areas. For example, patent protection is the main reason why we have so many good medicines today.

I hope you find this information useful. I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t give you any legal specifics. I understand the gist of how the system works, but the devil is in the details and your patent attorney is the best person to explain that to you. What my site does is to give you an overview of how everything works, so that you have enough information to make the best of your conversations with your attorney.

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