Tag Archives: Patents

Patents & Prototypes In San Diego

A great network helps build great prototypes. Chances are that if you spend enough time in the entrepreneur community in San Diego, you will eventually cross paths with Eric Hanscom and Joe Donoghue, hosts of the Patents & Prototypes live … Continue reading

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Have an idea for an invention – Where To Begin

It has probably happened to you several times over the course of your life, you have had that moment where you found yourself looking for a way to fix a problem or make a task easier and your creativity and … Continue reading

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5 Tips To A Great Patent

If you are new to the product development and the invention process, there is a good chance that you have considered protecting your idea by filing a patent(s). We’ve compiled a list of 5 great patent tips to help get … Continue reading

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Great Resources For Patent Searches

If you are an inventor / entrepreneur / startup getting ready to build your first product prototype, perhaps it’s time to check around and see if someone may have already patented a similar idea. This doesn’t mean it’s the end … Continue reading

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Shark Tank

“Shark Tank” is a fun reality series that may hold some very valuable lessons for the first time inventor / entrepreneur looking to raise investment. Watch a few episodes and you will undoubtedly find some commonalities between successful fund seeking … Continue reading

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Protecting IP When Working With An International Team

Here’s the scenario, you’ve come up with a great idea and your team is full of rockstars, but one of the challenges is that your team is broken up and in different countries. Global teamwork in new venture creation is … Continue reading

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Patent or Prototype? Which One Comes First?

If you have chosen the path of the product entrepreneur, at some point you will need to answer the question “How should I properly spend my hard earned money?  Do I build a prototype first or file a patent application?”. … Continue reading

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The First Live Show Was A Success!

The team here at Patents and Prototypes would like to thank all of our friends that made it to the first live web show on Tuesday May 1st, 2012. It was a great turn out with entrepreneurs asking great questions … Continue reading

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Patents and Prototypes Launches Tonight 05-01-2012

Starting at 6:30pm/pst here TONIGHT! Entrepreneurs, inventors and folks that own businesses and have questions about trademark, utility, design, copyright, and other types of patents or intellectual property may find this new live web show very helpful. The show is … Continue reading

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