Pricing a Product

Pricing a product can be stressful and confusing. In many ways, it’s like walking a tightrope. Price it too high, and you fear scaring customers away. Price it too low, and your profit margins sag no matter how many you...

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Inside the United States Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO is The United States Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce that is responsible for patent and trademark rules, regulation, and oversight.   Located in Alexandria, Virginia, the five interconnected buildings that comprise the office...

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JOBS ACT

The American Jobs (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, also known more simply as the Jobs Act was a series of bills that were formally proposed to a joint session of Congress to jumpstart the economy, presented in a televised speech...

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Intellectual Property

Do you have any intellectual property? And, if you do how much is it worth?  Most of us have ideas or at least thoughts about how we might do something either differently from how it’s done today or how we...

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How Much Is A Patent Worth?

How much is a patent worth? What is the value of the idea or invention covered by the patent? One way to think about the value of the patent is by considering the intrinsic or underlying value of the product...

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Famous Inventors

Will you be the next famous inventor?  We know famous figures from America’s past like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and others.  Thomas Edison, for example, was one of America’s most prolific inventors and he held close to...

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Patent Trolls

Have you heard of patent trolls? No, it’s not a new animated movie character but rather a real class of businesses and individuals who use today’s patent laws and systems to aggressively acquire significant patents in software, computer and technology...

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