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An article in a recent edition of Inventor's Eye outlined a new option for inventors wishing to file a design patent. "Thanks to the recent U.S. implementation of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement), a new option now exists for inventors looking for more global protection of their inventions for ornamental designs. While the vast majority of patent applications filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are for utility patents, design patents are also an important form of intellectual property protection available to inventors. Design patents are used to protect the ornamental appearance of an article, such as its shape or the surface ornamentation applied to it, or both. On May 13, 2015, the provisions of Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 implementing the Hague Agreement took effect in the United States. Under the Hague Agreement, an applicant having a U.S. nationality or having a domicile, a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment, or a habitual residence in the United States can file a single [...]
“I have a new invention that I’ve been working on. I’m just not sure how to actually go about producing and marketing my invention. Do I need to arrange for manufacturing on my own, which seems like a challenging process in itself, or are there other options that I can explore for producing and marketing my invention?” Ultimately, after securing a patent (or patent-pending) every inventor reaches a crossroads where they need to decide how to proceed with commercializing their invention. Do they develop, manufacture and market the product on their own? Or do they explore partnering/licensing with a company who will then bear much of the financial risks of proceeding? Whatever the case, after the idea has been protected with a patent, the inventor must weigh these options and decide which one is the right choice for his or her specific situation. If you are new to the business of inventing or are not really sure how an inventor actually makes money from an invention, consider the following options. Licensing the invention for royalties: A license agreement is when the inventor [licensor] agrees [...]
Good news for inventors that need help launching their new products! Amazon is launching a new service to help start ups manage some of the more time consuming work involved with launching new products and running a business. Amazon Launchpad will help handle inventory management, order fulfillment, customer service and more, allowing business owners and inventors to focus their efforts on the innovation that results in more cool products. The company will feature products that have already been funded through venture capitalists, accelerators or crowdsourcing. Also, startups will be allowed to participate in Amazon’s Prime program. If you have a new product and need help contact us at 888-680-4869 to talk with one of our specialists.
After a great presentation at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas this year we are happy to announce that QVC has chosen to work with one of our latest products, The Beverage Buddie! Congratulations to inventor, Kim C. of the Beverage Buddie glove! We are so happy for you that they have chosen your product! We are expecting big things in the future from this relationship! It is an honor and a privilege to work with the QVC team. Big things to come Kim!
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