Trout’s blog offers sound, easy-to-follow advice from a top patent law attorney...in an engaging style readers are sure to enjoy.
North Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP), one of North America’s premier publishers of comprehensive guides that help organizations maintain compliance and mitigate risk, has updated its Audit, Compliance and Risk Blog with an in-depth post by top patent law attorney and STP author Brett Trout, JD.
In his extensive commentary titled, Intellectual Property Management: 3 Ways To Profit From Your Patent, Mr. Trout:
- Highlights the key differences between good patents and bad patents.
- Discusses the importance of having a good patent examiner that gives a patent application a thorough review – and what to do when it appears a patent application has been handled unfairly.
- Lays out the most important decision every inventor and intellectual property owner needs to make – before submitting a patent application.
- Presents three key questions, the answers to which will largely determine if filing a patent application is a worthwhile idea.
- Reveals the three most important words that must be written into any exclusive patent licensing agreement entered into.
- Discusses the pros and cons of today’s most controversial strategy for making money with patents.
“Too often inventors come up with what they think is a great idea and want to immediately start the patent application process,” said Trout. “That’s not always a smart move, especially if the inventor isn’t the entrepreneurial ‘born promoter’ personality type or already a business owner.” Added Trout, “My blog points out some of the pitfalls and challenges for inventors and patent owners to consider – and questions to ask – before rushing headlong into the patent application process. And at the same time I pose questions, I touch on the three most common ways people can profit from their patents.”
“STP’s Internet Law: The Complete Guide, for which Mr. Trout is a major contributor, is fast becoming one of our most popular publications for internet and patent lawyers; and this blog, for those who are unfamiliar with our guide or Mr. Trout, is a good introduction.” said Deon Kopke, STP President & CEO. “Trout’s blog offers sound, easy-to-follow advice from a top patent law attorney with twenty years of experience and it does so in an engaging style readers are sure to enjoy.”
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About Brett Trout, JD
Brett Trout, JD, is a registered patent attorney and nationally recognized speaker on patent, trademark, and Internet legal issues, and also advises clients on complex technology agreements, including licensing and transfer. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College and his Juris Doctorate (with distinction) from the University of Iowa, College of Law.
Brett has been a contributor to several intellectual property and information technology books and has authored three books of his own: Internet Laws Affecting Iowa Companies, Internet Laws Affecting Your Company, and the bestselling Cyberlaw. His blog, BlawgIT, was voted one of the ten best law blogs in the world, and he has been a featured national presenter at both BlogWorld Expo and the 140 Character Conference. Brett is past president of the Iowa Intellectual Property Association and past Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Technology Committee. He is also the co-founding director of the Iowa Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts project.
Contact Mr. Trout directly at trout(at)bretttrout(dot)com