When I think about the marketing patents that marketers make use of, I’m reminded of an episode of The Simpsons, where Homer’s brother, Bart, was working on a new invention that would lead to the whole industry going nuts. Bart was able to convince the inventor to put Bart’s patent in writing, so that all entrepreneurs know to put their inventions in writing.
When the inventor got tired of losing money, he decided to put his patent in writing in the form of a patent. That’s because patents have a way of keeping out any competitors that happen to come along. What’s even better is that they do this in such a way that anyone can see you are using your invention. When you put something in writing, it becomes a visible sign of your power. But even better, because patents aren’t just about protecting your company.
While you might not find it necessary to put your invention in writing, you should do some sort of marketing strategy to spread the word about how valuable and useful your invention can be. I mean, I know how many patents I have in my patent database, but thats not really marketing. Its just an easy way to protect yourself from competition.
You can actually patent something that you already have in your patent database and apply for a patent on it. So if you have a good idea for a high-tech product that you feel like you can protect and patent, you can apply for a patent on it. The law is not as rigid as you might think. The way you need to do this is by hiring a lawyer and filling out the entire legal paperwork to protect your invention.
This is something that we’re hoping to do more and more with in the coming years. But we’re also interested in the concept of “patent trolls” (like the ones that we’re encountering in this article) and how they take advantage of situations where a small company has a better idea than the big companies. The best way to avoid being a patent troll would be to be the small company that has the best idea.
The main problem with a patent troll is that you can’t really sue them for infringement. If you want to sue someone for infringement, they have to be able to prove that you have the patent. This is where patent trolls, like the ones in the article, would be good for. The patent trolls that are encountering are using the legal system to make companies who are trying to patent their inventions look stupid.
One of the ways patent trolls can get away with this is by claiming that they are not creating anything new, but simply claiming that there is a non-practicing (or non-inventive) use that exists in the prior art. If we’re not allowed to use a patent for something that already existed, then we’re going to have no way to prove that we are not infringing.
The problem is that some patents are “unpatentable”, meaning that they are considered invalid simply because they were granted before the patent was granted. In the case of the ’98 patent for computer mouse technology, the patent was originally filed in 1997 and has been approved by the USPTO ever since.
We don’t use mouse technology because it doesn’t exist. For our very own purposes, we can’t use a mouse because it is not an invention. However, the 99 patent for computer mouse technology is in there for a reason, and we have an obligation to use it. When we use a mouse, we are using a thing that has existed for a long, long time.
The 98 patent is the one that gave us such a head start to patent applications, and it was also granted on the same day that we filed our own patent for the computer mouse. To be exact, the 98 patent was granted in 1998 and granted on October 2, 1997.