North Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
There has been a lot of controversy and debate about the utility and duration of innovation, specifically patents. Large corporations are publicly fighting over Patent infringement. The media exposure only adds to the fear and obstacles that many innovators have about their inventions, and finding quality and affordable ways to protect their interests. Technologies and products have extended and costly development cycles. This stage is then usually followed by very expensive legal fees to secure a patent and protect the product innovation, even before it can achieve any commercial opportunity. In a recent article by IP CloseUp, Bruce Berman discusses how “For most businesses obtaining patents and costly R & D go together like love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other. Or can you?”
Shpoonkle can, and one of our client customers was faced with this exact dilemma, was able to overcome this financial roadblock. Per recent statistics, patents issued to non-corporate inventors is decreasing and related costs are increasing. When faced with getting a patent on a recent invention, one Shpoonkle client was able to save over 60% off the national average for similar intellectual property services to obtain his patent. “I was faced with wanting to get the protection of my idea and invention, but not being able to afford the cost. I was thrilled with the quality of service I found on Shpoonkle, and have even used the same attorney again for another matter,” stated the Shpoonkle client customer.
Ultimately, the excessive cost for inventions impacts everyone. From the inventor who either cannot bring his invention to market or is delayed by financial constraints, to the consumer for whom these products were developed for, to the Intellectual Property Attorney who wants the business but is not getting the clients. Utilizing, Shpoonkle to keep the cost of legal services reasonable and fair for the innovator, allows more new inventions to come to market, encourages competition, and helps the consumer market.
Shpoonkle promotes advocacy to their members with free services. Shpoonkle is an innovative free web site that allows clients to confidentially post a legal case on line where attorneys bid for that case. The client has the option to pick any of the bidders and can communicate privately with the attorneys. Shpoonkle and Shpoonkle Canada are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Shpoonkle, LLC. in the United States and/or other countries. For more information, contact: info(at)shpoonkle(dot)com or visit: http://www.shpoonkle.com