Chris Whewell, US Patent Agent # 37,469
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Patent Applications prepared and filed;
US and European Patentability searches;
US Agent for PCT and other cases originally filed outside the USA;
Claims amended to
conform to USPTO practice, when requested.
Statistically, over about 80% newly-proposed inventions fail to generate enough gross revenue to cover the patenting and prototyping costs, yet the vast majority of inventors and managers often proceed forward, only to later learn what they could have known ("should have known") early on (had they asked the right questions) - namely, that the invention is not commercially viable. By then, significant resources of time and money have typically been expended. Generally, the odds are stacked against the successful emergence of new technologies at the time they're developed, but a few good ones come along and I've learned to spot them.
Lately when commissioned to perform a patentability search, I find over about half of all inventions presented to me to be already in the prior art, and hence unpatentable. I always recommend a patentability search be conducted prior to proceeding with the filing of a patent application.
I can evaluate your invention for patentability against a backdrop of my 20 years of experience in patentability searching and my 19 years experience as a Patent Agent ni the US, writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications from small inventors up to Fortune 100 companies. I gained valuable skills and insights from my studies in the Master's degree program at UT in Technology Commercialization, (www.ic2.org) and 8 years experience as top in-house patent prosecutor for $ 10B multi-national corporation. I can help you determine whether the invention you have in mind is worth pursuing from a commercial viewpoint better than most patent attorneys. If you are a manager who is charged with evaluating a proposed invention, I am probably the best resource you're likely to find on two feet.
I have over 20 years experience in writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications, in searching prior art to determine patentability, and to attempt to invalidate or narrow the enforceable scope of existing patents.
Please contact me at your convenience and we can discuss how I can help you succeed with your invention, or abandon it so you can devote your precious resources elsewhere.
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