Intellectual Property May Be The Next Boom In America. Now Is The Time For Americans To Get Their Own Slice Of The Pie.
Suttons Bay, MI (PRWEB) September 07, 2011
Motorola’s deal with Google estimates the intellectual property (IP) to be valued as high as $400,000 per patent, according to a New York Times article. Apple and Samsung are locked in continual patent battles, source Don Reisinger, "Cnet News", and now Apple faces a new threat from Openwave, "Reuters", August 31, 2011. The importance and value of intellectual property is becoming clear. It is time for Americans to pursue getting some IP of their own. "The Complete Guide To Inexpensive Ideaing" is an easy, and cost effective way to start.
And people with ideas should be pursuing their course of action now, because the spoils go to he (or she) who invents first. Case in point: Samsung is claiming that Apple Inc. was not the first to invent the iPad because a form of the device was actually seen in the 1968 movie ‘2001, A Space Odyssey', "United States District Court Northern District Of California, San Jose Division, Case #11-cv-01846-LHK" August 23, 2011. “If Samsung is able to persuade the courts that the device looks similar enough to that seen in the movie, it could mean that Samsung may be able to keep their tablet design, in spite of its similarity to that of Apple's," states inventor Mark McKitrick. “However, Apple likely has utility patents covering many aspects of the iPad’s function.”
The lesson here is to be the first to invent, and prove it. The U.S. has what is called the “first to invent” law. If two entrepreneurs come up with the same idea, and one of them can prove that they came up with it first, it gives them a leg up on protecting their idea. This is why it is so important for people to keep a very detailed log when they think of a new idea. This “inventor’s log” is simply a notebook dedicated to a particular idea.
So says Mark McKitrick and Kim Sena, who have authored “The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing”. This book offers a complete inventor’s guide from the “aha” moment of product conception through the entire process of development of the new idea, and is targeted at inventors of any type of product. Included are invaluable proprietary templates for writing provisional patents, business plans, and product brochures. The easy-to-follow “Ideaing” guidebook will also, among many other benefits, help the inventor determine if their idea is worth pursuing before they pour money into it.
Dr. Sena reminds those who come up with ideas to keep a log of the conception of the idea. “Write down the description of your idea (with drawings if possible), and include the date, the circumstances, the purpose of the idea, the method of operation, possible new features, and other products you know of that may be similar. Sign it and date it, and have two witnesses sign and date it. Do this very soon after you think of a new idea, and as the idea is modified and perfected and tested, update the log at each step, and have these updates witnessed, signed, and dated.”
The authors, who have enjoyed many successes (and learned many expensive and character-building lessons) along their respective paths, will save readers hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with their experience and advice. The reader will learn about patent searching and market research, writing their patent, developing their product, writing a business plan, finding angel and venture capital, and much more. Just as importantly, they will learn when to consult specialists (patent attorneys, prototype experts, etc.).
“Our goal, utilizing our years of experience in the idea development process, is to empower people in all walks of life with the necessary tools to turn their idea into a viable product,” states Mr. McKitrick. “Our templates save you a tremendous amount of time and money. And best of all, they’ll make you look and feel like an experienced inventor.”
“The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing” is available at all fine bookstores. Templates are available electronically at http://www.ideaing.us. Media may request a review copy by contacting the publisher at: media(at)authorsolutions(dot)com or telephone at 888.280.7715.
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