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Bill Richards
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Re: what is the cheapest avenue for a patent?
« Reply #30 on: Sep 1st, 2007, 8:20am »
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OK, why are we even having this "swearing" contest?  I'm a businessman and can price my services just about anyway I want.  If one wants, and values my services, at the prices I charge, they're welcome to hire me.  If they don't, they are welcome to go elsewhere or do it themselves.  No skin off my nose.  I can, and do, in so many words, tell some potential clients they can't afford my services.  I'm pretty honest up front what the costs are before they've spent a dime.  Many just decide on another course.  No problem.  I'm tired of people demeaning what we do.  Apparently, there are some who believe we add no value.  So be it.
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Re: what is the cheapest avenue for a patent?
« Reply #31 on: Sep 5th, 2007, 11:50pm »
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If you have an idea for a patent, the best way to go about filing for a patent application is through a patent attorney.  While this may be the easiest way, it is an expensive way.  The patent office allows an inventor to represent him/herself and file/prosecute the patent application.  There are resources available for one to find more about the patenting process, the first of which is, conducting a rudimentary (and i mean rudimentary) search yourself using public search tools.  Find out more at e-formationcentral.  add the three Ws and dot com after the word to get there.
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Re: what is the cheapest avenue for a patent?
« Reply #32 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 9:03am »
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"... the best way to go about filing for a patent application is through a patent attorney."
 
Howdy Neighbor!
 
Why a patent attorney rather than another registered patent practitioner, i.e. a patent agent?
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Re: what is the cheapest avenue for a patent?
« Reply #33 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 5:41pm »
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on Sep 5th, 2007, 11:50pm, Neighbor wrote:
Find out more at e-formationcentral.

Oh, my, does "Neighbor" get around!  Let's see, "Friendly Neighbor", "PE", and now this.  Would you misrepresent yourself like this before a tribunal?  Not if you're an attorney, you'd wind up in contempt.  How about clearing things up rather than just trying to be a shill?
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Re: what is the cheapest avenue for a patent?
« Reply #34 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 6:25pm »
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I share Bill's suspicion re Friendly Neighbor PE.  However, I'd just point out that it seems that Neighbor, Friendly Neighbor and PE are the same poster -- leaving it up to the reader to determine for her/himself, and I'd repeat an often-mentioned recommendation to do one's homework prior to giving any invention submission/protection/etc. firm money.  I forget which is the most often recommended site for checking up on various companies.  I found this one:
http://inventors.about.com/od/avoidingscams/Invention_Company_Fraud.htm
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Remember, the audience here is the IP community at large and googlers way after the fact.  
 
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