Many inventors need to realize the difference between an idea and an invention before contacting any companies
Canonsburg, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2012
Montgomery Patent & Design, part of the Montgomery IP Associates family of companies which helps inventors take their invention ideas from concept all the way to the marketplace, welcome new employee Mr. McKendry who will fill an important role in the patent application phase of the inventor’s journey.
In an era where marketing companies are offering quick, low cost Provisional Applications without the aid of an experienced Patent Attorney or Agent, Montgomery IP Associates family of companies, offers inventors affordable professional help.
“It is unfortunate when inventors contact us after writing their own DIY provisional patents,” explains Robert Montgomery, President of Montgomery Patent and Design, “Usually, the patent application is worthless to the inventor because it was done incorrectly.”
The United States is changing on March 2013 from a first-to-invent country to a first-to-file and many marketing firms are seizing this opportunity to offer do-it-yourself patent applications. Inventors are legally allowed to file their own patent application without proper legal counsel. However, inventors are often misled into thinking that they are receiving full patent rights to their invention when they are not.
Inventors wanting to work with Montgomery Patent and Design are usually counseled first by a consultant from InventSAI, the research and invention consultation entity of Montgomery IP Associates. “Many inventors need to realize the difference between an idea and an invention before contacting any companies,” explains Bob Montgomery, founder of Montgomery IP Associates, “We often tell inventors the best thing to do is nothing at all because the invention is only an idea for an invention that can’t be protected or made.”
Inventors should contact InventSAI directly if they have questions about filing a patent application on their invention idea. If appropriate for the individual and their idea, they will get referred to Montgomery Patent and Design to prepare their patent and get engineering help. A short bio on Mr. McKendry can be found below.
Mr. McKendry has taken on the role of Associate Attorney for Montgomery Patent & Design. McKendry earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2006, and in 2010 he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was president of his class. He has served engineering internships for Delphi, General Electric and Bank of America. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. McKendry volunteered with the University’s Community and Economic Development Clinic assisting local artists and small business owners with copyright and trademark related issues. Attorney McKendry expects to sit for the Patent Bar in the near future.
About Montgomery IP Associates:
Montgomery IP Associates is the control company for a group of related entities, InventSAI, Montgomery Patent & Design, and Ad-Gen. Their mission is to provide coordinated intellectual property, engineering, advertising and consulting services primarily directed to the needs of the individual inventor, entrepreneur and small business