Patent Assistance Worldwide Helps Novice Inventors Defend Against “Patent Trolls”

The Wall Street Journal highlights the pre-emptive measures that many large corporations are taking to protect their intellectual property from patent trolls—eliciting a response from Patent Assistance Worldwide.

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Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 13, 2012

A patent troll is an individual or a company that seeks to profit from someone else’s idea or invention. Historically, patent trolls have been despised by large corporations, particularly technology firms, which depend upon the maintenance and protection of their own intellectual property. According to a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, that might be changing, with more and more large corporations taking pre-emptive action against patent trolls, essentially using their own strategies against them. As the Journal reports, it is becoming increasingly common for tech companies to “[spin] off their patents into separate entities, with the aim of pressuring other companies to license the technology and suing when they can’t reach deals.” While this may be an effective strategy for large corporations, it is beyond the more limited resources and abilities of novice, independent inventors, which is why more of these small-scale innovators are turning to the services of Patent Assistance Worldwide.

Patent Assistance Worldwide is an international firm that seeks to provide resources to inventors, particularly those inventors who can’t afford to contend with patent trolls all on their own. According to company spokesman Mark Fallows, the strategies implemented by large technology firms are simply not practical for lone inventors. “If you’re Google or Apple, then the strategies discussed in this article make perfect sense,” says Fallows. “However, implementing them is something that will likely require a team of patent attorneys, working around the clock. If you’re a novice inventor, simply seeking to protect your intellectual property rights, then this just isn’t realistic.”

That, according to Fallows, is where Patent Assistance Worldwide comes into play. “Our firm is zealous for helping inventors protect their ideas, and ultimately make money off those ideas,” confirms Fallows. “Our great passion is for extending those services and resources to aspiring or new inventors who really need them.”

Fallows is quick to point out that Patent Assistance Worldwide is not a legal firm. “It is more like a clearinghouse of patent-related services,” he explains. “We do not have in-house lawyers, but we do have a network of many top patent attorneys, and we can help novice inventors obtain the services of these top attorneys, typically at a significantly discounted rate.” Enlisting a patent attorney is both necessary and expensive for new inventors, Fallows continues, but Patent Assistance Worldwide seeks to make the process more accessible.

The company does not limit its “clearinghouse” services to legal assistance. “Patent Assistance Worldwide also offers the services of patent researchers, illustrators, and marketing professionals,” notes Fallows. “The bottom line is that we want to help inventors protect their bright ideas, and also to profit off of them as much as possible, as easily as possible.”

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Patent Assistance Worldwide is a clearinghouse of services geared toward inventors seeking to protect or market their intellectual property. The company places clients in touch with professional illustrators, patent researchers, and patent attorneys, and typically offers inventors more affordable rates than traditional legal firms can offer. More information about Patent Assistance Worldwide can be found at http://www.patents4ideas.com.


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