Don’t Wait too Long to Apply for your Patent– Devin Miller – Ep78
Devin is a patent attorney and the founder of Miller IP Law that focuses on startups and small businesses.
He found a gap in the startup/small business area for a need in intellectual property (IP).
When you work with Devin, he generally has 2 scenario’s his customer is in:
Scenario 1: have an invention before you get to investors
Scenario 2: more of a lifestyle product; branding is more important than patent
Some other areas we discuss:
What the Patent office looks at: Novelty - Obviousness - take 2 or more things and combine in an obvious way
Software patents Example: 2+2=4
If all you did was putting this on a computer, it is not patentable
What to do If you get a rejection PTAB and what they do
Devin’s number one tip: Decide how does your IP fit into the business? Maybe it is better to focus on branding over IP. Sometimes you need a patent and sometimes you don’t
Contact info (He offers free 30 minute strategy session)
Phone: 801-82-8446 Email : devin@millerIPL.com millerIPL.com
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