Learn the steps of how to patent your invention, from initial concept to issued patent. Host and registered patent attorney, Adam L. Diament, J.D., Ph.D., founder and owner of Diament Patent Law, guides you through the complicated process of patenting your invention. This podcast starts from the beginning of what to do when you first have an idea, all the way through the steps that will hopefully lead to an issued patent. Other intellectual property areas will also be covered, such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.
What is Intellectual Property and What Kind do I Need? EP001
In this episode I go through the four main types of intellectual property so you can determine whether you might need patent, trademark, copyright and/or trade secret protection.
Is My Idea Patentable? EP002
In this episode I tackle the question of whether your idea (or embodiments of your idea) is even eligible to receive a patent. I go through inventions and discoveries that can be subject to a patent, and ones that cannot be subject to a patent.
Is My Invention New, Useful and Non-Obvious? EP003
In this episode I go through the next steps to determine whether your invention might be patentable. In order to receive a patent, your invention must be new, useful, and non-obvious. But how is that determined? This episode will give you a quick rundown.
How to Patent Search and Find Similar Inventions. EP004
In this episode I go through ways to do a patent search, including key word searches, classification searches, and forward/backward citation searches. I also go through an example patent search for an avocado slicer where you can follow along.
Should I Tell People About My Invention and What are the Patent Application Deadlines? EP005
In this episode I go through the problems of telling people about your invention, who you should get to sign non-disclosure agreements, and the deadlines to file your patent application if you've already disclosed your invention to the public.
How to Read and Understand the Parts of a Patent. EP006
In this episode I go through a brief introduction of the main six parts of a patent: 1) the abstract, 2) background of the invention, 3) summary of the invention, 4) brief description of drawings, 5) detailed description of the embodiments, and 6) the claims. In later episodes I will go over more details about each of these parts.
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Easy to follow and generous with helpful advice.
Adam’s way of teaching patent law makes it easy to follow the whole process! Practical, insightful, understandable. I couldn’t have got my patent approved without him and his podcast!