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Archive for the ‘Patent Infringement’ Category

WELCOME TO PATENT PROPHET

In Manufactured Goods, Patent Infringement, Patent Licensing, Patent Prophet, Patent Trolls, Products Liability on November 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Welcome to Patent Prophet. We are a business consulting firm, and our goal is to see inventors and small businesses succeed.

Now up front, you should know that I am a lawyer and I do run a successful law practice.  However, I started this venture because I have developed connections which I believe you can benefit from, and I would like to see your product on the shelves of stores across the U.S.  Why?  Because I get personal pleasure by seeing technology advance.  Enough about me — let’s talk about you and why you are here.

Too much can go wrong from the exciting day that one files a patent application to the day it is issued, and it is important for every inventor to be aware of pitfalls that can catch them offguard and appear to devalue their patent.

1) Patent trolls will start calling.

2) Companies to whom you show the idea might steal it from you.

3) You might try to license the patent to a company who does not take you seriously.

4) You might try to manufacture your product and find the costs to be prohibitive.

5) Your product might injure or kill someone.

If you believe that we can be of assistance to you, or if you would simply like to know how we can be of service, please feel free to click on the “Book Now” button below and schedule a phone consultation with someone from our firm. We would be happy to speak to you about your idea, and even if you choose not to use our services, we are honored to be of assistance.

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WHEN COMPANIES STEAL YOUR IDEA

In Patent Infringement, Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation on November 17, 2012 at 4:01 am

2) Companies to whom you show the idea might steal it from you.

It was a very smart idea to apply for a patent, but companies know that patent litigation is staggeringly expensive. Too often, a company will copy a product that was shown to them and when confronted by the inventor, they will say, “come sue us.”

Our goal is to partner with law firms who are able to make litigation affordable and to keep costs low. When a company is aware that the patent holder is able and willing to sue, they are taken seriously. Whether this means that the inventor will sue to recoup the profits that have been lost, or whether this means that the company will agree to pay the patent holder a licensing fee to compensate the inventor for their loss, we can be of assistance. And, when a company acts in bad faith, when necessary, we can punish them through the mechanisms of triple damages (“treble damages”) which the law provides to a patent owner when infringement is willful.

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