Advice on Patents

 

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The author of this website, Lee A. Jesberger is not an attorney, nor does he offer any legal advise.

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ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM IS NOT A LAW FIRM AND DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES. DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS, BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ITS USE.

Lee A. Jesberger is an inventor of a woodworking device, as well as several other tools.

These other tools were not patented, so I had the pleasure of watching as someone else capitalized on them. Determined not to have this happen again meant spending a great deal of time on the USPTO web site in an effort to save some money.

I spent hundreds of hours studying the laws, forms and current patents to get a feel for the way they were written, and the way they were searched, regarding references and claims.

This led to my driving to Virginia to file my application. They actually have a walk up window on the sidewalk to expidite the process.

In the process I learned many patent tips that saved a large amount money, and as a secondary bonus, lengthen the life of the patents.

As a General Contractor for thirty years, and owner of a custom cabinet and furniture shop for over ten years, patents were definitely not part of my forte.

As an interest in web design developed, so did a woodworking website: http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com .  A new and exciting hobby for me.

Much to my surprise, before long other inventors were calling me for advice on obtaining a patent.

After a recent conversation with yet another inventor, whose purpose in contacting me was to see if I was interested in manufacturing his invention.

Our conversation lead to his dealings with his patent attorney. It seems he made a few speculations, and based on those, his fee was $ 8,500. Pre Paid.

It was then I decided to write down my experiences and information learned during my many hours at the USPTO web site.

Disclaimer:

ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM IS NOT A LAW FIRM AND DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES. DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS, BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. ADVICE ON PATENTS.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ITS USE.

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