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Re: Friends flooding me with ideas...
« Reply #10 on: Jul 14th, 2006, 3:56pm »
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Actually Mr. Guest, I think your post was just fine.
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Re: Friends flooding me with ideas...
« Reply #11 on: Jul 14th, 2006, 4:07pm »
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on Jul 12th, 2006, 4:26pm, Guest wrote:
1.  Tell your friends to write down their ideas, sign, date and have a witness sign and date.  
 
2.  Tell them to start saving their money because patent prosecution can range from $1,500-10,000+ just for the various fees, not including maintenance fees or attorney/agent fees.
 
3.  Get malpractice insurance.
 
4.  Have your friends sign waivers acknowledging and understanding that you are inexperienced and promising not to sue.
 
5. Have your friends sign waivers acknowledging and understanding that any patent you get them will probably be more narrow in scope compared to what an experienced practictioner could have gotten.
 
6.  Have your friends sign waivers acknowleding and understanding that any patent you get them may not hold up in court during litigation.
 

 
4.  (currently amended) Disclose to your friends that you are inexperienced.
 
5. (currently amended) Disclose to your friends that any patent you get them will probably be more narrow in scope compared to what an experienced practitioner could have gotten.
 
6.  (currently amended) Disclose to your friends that any patent you get them may not hold up in court during litigation.
 
I was unable to figure out how to cross out and underline to make the response look more authentic.
 
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Re: Friends flooding me with ideas...
« Reply #12 on: Jul 14th, 2006, 4:33pm »
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"Guest" needs to take the weekend off!  But, very clever.
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Re: Friends flooding me with ideas...
« Reply #13 on: Jul 15th, 2006, 1:25pm »
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I want to apologize to prosdog.  I misread his comment as disagreeing when he was in agreement.
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Re: Friends flooding me with ideas...
« Reply #14 on: Jul 15th, 2006, 3:19pm »
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So much for our "attention to detail".   Grin
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