This is a crossover episode from the Products Business Show Podcast (Episode 78). Amy Wenslow is the founder of "Products to Profits," a business and product marketing company. I previously interviewed her on this podcast, and in this episode I am posting her interview of me.
A recent Federal Circuit case held that the figures in your design patent don't tell the whole story of what the scope of your protection is. The WORDS in a design application also matter. This is important when you are deciding how to title your design patent application.
If you file a patent application in a foreign country without permission from the government, you possibly could be fined $10,000 and go to prison for two years. Learn how to avoid getting yourself in this situation by listening to this episode.
Learn how to use statistical history at the Patent Office to your advantage so that your patent application will have a higher chance of allowance. Learn how to write your application in a way so that it will end up in a high allowance art group, and then understand the statistical history of your particular patent examiner to see whether it's advantageous to conduct an interview, amend claims, file requests for continued examinations, file an appeal, or other strategy.
Do you find writing patent applications and interacting with the Patent Office fun and exciting! If you do, you might want to know what it takes to become a patent agent or patent attorney. In this episode I go over the process of how to become a patent agent or attorney.
In this bonus episode, I interview Amy Wenslow, founder and CEO of Products to Profits. Amy has decades of experience in international product development, sales, and management for consumer goods. She has helped her clients get their products into retail, QVC, and Shark Tank. She gives great advice on how to get your business to the next level.
In this podcast episode, learn the basics of what a patent license is, how it is different than an assignment, the different types of patent licenses, and what to keep in mind when entering a patent licensing agreement.
If you knew about someone else's patent but decided to make a product anyway that infringed that patent, you could be liable for triple the damages you caused under the doctrine of willful infringement. Learn what willful infringement is and how to avoid it.
As an inventor, you will want to have trademarks for your business name and products. You might also want to make sure that you're protected throughout the world. Learn one way to simplify getting world-wide trademark protection by using what is called the Madrid System.
Is there a simplified process to get near worldwide design patent protection? Learn about the closest thing we have to worldwide design patent registration by filing your design through the International Design Registration system under the Hague Agreement.
Who gets to be listed as an inventor on a patent? Do you have to physically make the product to be considered an inventor? Are engineers or manufacturers that just take your idea and figure out how to physically make it considered joint inventors with you? Answers to these questions and more are answered in this episode.
How words are defined in a patent can make the difference between patenting infringing and non-infringement. But how should words be defined if there's a fight about the meaning of a word in a patent? Should expert testimony be used? Dictionaries? Scholarly journals? The patent itself? Learn the hierarchy of sources for how words are defined in a patent to help you better draft your own patent application.
In this episode I go over a procedure in case someone steals your invention and then files a patent application before you do. You can initiate a Derivation Proceeding so that the person that stole your invention is not rewarded with a patent.
In this episode I go over a way to protect yourself in case you think someone might assert that you committed fraud on the Patent Office because you didn't submit important information. You can use a Supplemental Examination so that the Patent Office can re-review your issued patent with information that you forgot the first time around.
In this episode I go over a way of invalidating someone else's patent in a very specific situation. Covered Business Method (CBM) Reviews are for invalidating patents where the patent is related to financial products and services.