Monthly Archives: November 2013

When is a Patent the Right Choice?

Introduction   Patents are an excellent tool for protecting an invention.  A granted patent gives the right to prevent others from selling, manufacturing or importing a patented product or from using a patented process.   However they are also expensive to obtain and must also be filed before an invention is made public.  They are […]

Posted in Patents, Strategy, Tricks of the Trade | Posted by Pete |

3 Day Startup

This past weekend I had the privilege of being a mentor for some budding entrepreneurs at a “3 Day Startup” event in Edinburgh organised by Launch.ED and supported by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and the Open Innovation Project.   The 3DS has its origins in Austin, Texas and provides a methodology and a program […]

Posted in Entrepeneurship, UK | Posted by Pete |

Tricks of the Trade – Online Patent File Inspections

My professional career started in 2000, and so I have been privileged to work in a era where electronic and online communications have been the norm.  Over my time working I have seen evolution of various online resources from basic versions to more advanced.   Some key sites that I use are the online file […]

Posted in EPO, Patents, Tricks of the Trade, UK, US | Posted by Pete |