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Inventors Can Challenge their Own Patents – But Only at the PTAB

by Dennis Crouch The traditional rule of assignor estoppel prevents prior owners of a patent from later challenging the validity of the patent.  The doctrine stems from old property law cases and is based upon the idea is that the … Continue reading

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2 Reasons Why Patents are Beneficial for Start-Ups and Inventors

Are you an Inventor? If you have an invention or one is coming underway, this article is for you. Creating an invention always brings some prospect of revenue. Inventions can vary on how much profit and revenue it brings to … Continue reading

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Patent Monetization Strategies for Small Businesses and Independent Inventors

Patent monetization is the generation of revenue by selling or licensing patents.  Patent applications can be expensive. Independent inventors and small businesses, such as startups, need to spend their money wisely. If small businesses decide to pursue patent applications, the … Continue reading

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Lessons To Be Learned in a Medical Device Inventor’s Journey

Sometimes medical device inventors need to travel back in time to analyze earlier innovators who have crossed the divide from being a dreamer to becoming a successful patent holder with regular annuities and royalties from their invention.   But even when … Continue reading

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6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo by Michigan Inventors Coalition.

Join the Michigan Inventors Coalition on Thursday, September 6th at the Kellogg Conference Center in Lansing, MI for our 6th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo! Come showcase your product and network with fellow inventors & business professionals. Booth space is limited to 50 this … Continue reading

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