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(Message started by: starz1 on Aug 21st, 2007, 10:43am)

Title: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by starz1 on Aug 21st, 2007, 10:43am
Just checking. How did it go if so?
thanks

Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by pentazole on Aug 29th, 2007, 9:02am
Cheap??  Gosh this guy charges more than my firm.

Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by skeptic on Aug 29th, 2007, 12:24pm
How 'bout them apples?

The website you mention has the following quote:
"Being a Patent Examiner for so many years and effectively “critiquing” literally thousands of sets of claims, I have become an “expert” at claim writing."

Well waddaya know? ... I suppose every game official is ready to take up a uniform and play professional sports by that reasoning!

There are also grammar errors in the content of that website for you flames.

That guy can say anything he wants on his website I suppose. But an ex-examiner who just joined my firm has been confirming my suspicions by expressing himself that writing patent applications and serving clients is very different than examining patent applications. Ex-examiners enter our side of the game with valuable background knowledge and probably are capable of becoming proficient in prosecution at an accelerated rate. However, the two aspects (examining and writing) are very different jobs. Sure, much of the same lingo applies to both jobs ... but many years of examining doesn't equal one day of writing patent applications ... and vice-versa. I'd be particularly concerned about an examiner that recently got his registration number and went solo in his first practice efforts. After all, a seasoned patent attorney/agent, if hired by the Patent Office, would not be immediately granted signatory/primary authority ... would she?



Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by grammar police on Aug 29th, 2007, 9:26pm
"the *claims* within a patent *is* the protection..."


Also note his convenient use of quotation marks throughout (e.g., "expert").  This guy sounds like a chump.



Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by MattB on Aug 30th, 2007, 2:55pm
I love how he calls himself 'Doctor' without any justification.

Priceless

Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by still_studying on Aug 31st, 2007, 3:55pm

on 08/30/07 at 14:55:46, MattB wrote:
I love how he calls himself 'Doctor' without any justification.

Priceless

I assume he has a Ph.D. in some field, although I didn't see a resume or "about me" page on the site.  I'd say that would be justification enough.

Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by JIPPM on Aug 31st, 2007, 4:35pm
He could have his Judicial "Doctorate"... ;D

Title: Re: anyone work with Cheappatentagent.org?
Post by MattB on Aug 31st, 2007, 6:28pm
I don't know why we care to talk about this, but I believe he has a resume posting in which he claims to have a masters in engineering.  I didn't find PhD or JD.

Just be careful out there, trust your instincts.

....Oh, plus my degree is a "Juris Doctor", pretty snazzy, eh, you can just call me "Doc".



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