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.
Dead Inventors, Incapacitated Inventors, and Minors - Who Can File a Patent Application? EP124
Sometimes strange situations might happen when you or your company tries to file a patent application and the inventor has died, is incapacitated, or the inventor is a minor. Can dead people and minors even file patent applications? Listen and find out!
What Shark Tank Gets Right and Wrong About Patents. EP123
In this episode I go over what the entrepreneurs and sharks get right and wrong about patents from the TV show Shark Tank. Oftentimes the sharks and entrepreneurs gloss over what protection they have (or more likely don't have), and I go over one particular episode where the sharks did a good job on questioning the entrepreneurs about their patent.
How to Defer Payment of Covid-19 Related Provisional Applications. EP122
In this episode I go over a special program from the Patent Office about how you can defer payment of your provisional patent application filing fees if your invention is Covid-19 related.
What is the Covid-19 Prioritized Examination? EP121
What is the Covid-19 Prioritized Examination? In this episode, learn how to get your patent application placed at the front of the line at the Patent Office with this free special program so your invention can get a patent within six months instead of what normally could take two to three years.
Quick Path Information Disclosure Statements (QPIDS). EP120
In this episode I go over the procedure of what to do if your patent is about to issue, you paid the issue fee to the Patent Office, but you just found something similar to your invention that you didn't previously disclose. QPIDS is the answer! Listen and find out what it is and how it's done!
Women's History Month - Hedy Lamarr. EP119
In this episode, in honor of Women's History Month, I talk about one of the most famous female inventors of all time, actress Hedy Lamarr. Learn about her great achievements both on and off the screen!
Simple, methodical, thorough
Puts all the key elements into bite-sized chunks in logical order and plain language. Examples are often good for a chuckle, too.
Great Patent-Bar Studying Supplement
I stumbled upon this podcast while studying for the patent-bar. Dr. Diament does a fantastic job explaining complex topics. I recommend this podcast to anyone beginning their patent journey.
A nuts & bolts explanation of the patenting process in bite=sized chunks
I'm surprised and thrilled that this podcast exists! I've tried to do patent searches, and to read patents in preparation for getting a patent of my own, but I have mostly found frustration. By explaining exactly how to prepare a patent (and importantly, WHY some of the byzantine and counter-intuitive aspects are as they are), Adam gives a vital under-the-hood tour. I am going to follow these instructions to prepare my patent(s) because doing so will force me to think the way patent attorneys and the global patent offices do, and to think about strategies and the commercialization of my invention at a deep level. Then I will take my draft documents to a patent attorney who will undoubtedly rewrite everything from scratch, but will likely create better results sooner (and with less expense!), and be able to communicate with me more effectively and efficiently because of my groundwork.