INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DESIGNED TO HAVE VALUE IN THE MARKETPLACE

IP Strategy Services from inventRight put over 20 years of experience on your team as you navigate the legal needs required to sell your idea

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Do You Have an Idea or Product You Want to Protect with a Patent?

Hiring a Patent Attorney is NOT the First Thing to Do

So, you have an product or product idea, and you’re looking for a patent.

Before you hire a patent attorney, you need a patent strategy. Any patent attorney can prepare and draft a patent application, but the chances of that patent having any value in the marketplace is close to zero. Yes, that’s right – most patents are worthless.
Millions of patents get issued every year, and about 97% never return any value to their holders. In other words, the large majority of inventors aren’t making money with their patents.

Getting a patent issued is time-consuming and expensive. The last thing you want to end up with for all of your efforts is an expensive plaque on the wall. To avoid that from happening, you need to file a patent that will truly have value in the marketplace — and that’s where I can help.

My name is Stephen Key, and I have over 20 patents in my name. I made money from those patents for over 20 years in the form of royalties. I defended those patents in federal court against one of the largest toy companies in the world, LEGO. I’ve successfully leveraged my strategic techniques in negotiations with Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, and CCL Label (one of the largest label manufacturers in the world) to secure licensing agreements. I write about intellectual property strategy from a business perspective for Forbes.

As your IP strategist, I will make sure your intellectual property is aligned with your business goals. Any inventor can get a patent issued, but if the claims in that patent aren’t very strong, or aren’t actually relevant to anything anyone is interested in paying for that patent doesn’t have any value.

I can help you avoid this all-too common scenario. I will help you move your business forward while obtaining cost-appropriate IP protection. I will ensure that you do not waste your money on intellectual property that does not align with your goals. Before you spend money on a patent, please call me for a free 30-minute consultation.

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IP Services Provided

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Provisional Patent Application

A provisional patent application is the first step in creating your IP strategy. It allows you to claim patent pending status as well as giving you priority filing status with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Utility Patent

A utility patent is meant to provide protection on the workings, or process, of a new tool, instrument, or method of manufacture

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Design Patent

Unlike utility patents, design patents cover the uique features or design of a product that seperate it from others in that category

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Business Strategy Preparation

No patent agent or attorney out there will ensure that your patent is not only protected, but also positioned for marketability and success in the marketplace. We provide over 20 years of licensing experience to ensure that yours is. That’s the inventRight difference.

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About Stephen Key
inventRight CoFounder

Stephen Key is a life-long inventor, global licensing expert, holder of over 20 patents, author of multiple books on licensing and IP strategy, and an educational speaker at events and conferences worldwide. He has over twenty years of experience developing products, IP strategies, licensing strategies, and winning negotiations with licensees.

He designed inventRight’s IP strategy program using his expertise and experiences to help independent inventors start the patent and licensing process with confidence and guidance. He’s dedicated to helping inventors everywhere be as succesful as possible, and as an IP strategist he will ensure your business goals are aligned with your intellectual property, guaranteeing you the best chances of success.

 

How Our Process Works

We offer you a personal, no-cost consultation to get to know you, and your product, and discuss what services will be the best fit for your goals, timeline, and budget. Once those details are set, you will work alongside Stephen Key to develop your business strategy, while also working with an outside registered patent agent to prepare and file your IP. Once your strategy is prepared and your IP ready to file, you’ll have a final wrap-up call to go over your materials and prepare you to hit the ground running!

Line Drawings are an essential part of every provisional or non-provisional patent application. Our professional designers have years of experience working for inventors in an array of industries. Order your drawings first to get the fastest turnaround time on your application!

Patent Searches are an essential step in forming a rock solid IP strategy that also appeals to potential licensees. Our thorough search process will help you avoid potentially costly headaches when filing for a non-provisional patent application.

A provisional patent application is the first step in creating your IP strategy. It allows you to claim patent pending status as well as giving you priority filing status with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our online application system, SmartIP, makes the process easy and affordable.

Your PPA preparation includes:

One or more claims, summary, abstract, and detailed description (no background section written)

Preparation of formal drawings (up to three sheets; each additional sheet is $100)

Filing paperwork required by PTO

Electronic filing at the PTO

All Utility Patents Include:

Exclusive access to our online IP strategy guidlines and educational materials

A guided, easy to understand online application

Line Drawings and a Virtual Prototype from inventRight’s Design Studio

A one-on-one consultation with patent agent Kevin Prince prior to your filing

All Design Patents Include:

Exclusive access to our online IP strategy guidlines and educational materials

A guided, easy to understand online application

Line Drawings and a Virtual Prototype from inventRight’s Design Studio

A one-on-one consultation with patent agent Kevin Prince prior to your filing

Still Have Questions? Book a Free Call to Find Out How We Can Serve You

Intellectual property can and should be looked at from many perspectives and considerations taken including when and when not to file (timing is key), what to file (which has real value and will not burn cash), and how to be most effective in building your “wall of protection” no matter how high it may be. Having worked with Stephen for many years now I can say that the insight and experience which Stephen provides is invaluable when it comes to not only identifying the most valuable content for your IP filings but also the longevity in protecting your product or idea. No matter the size or scope of the product in development having a comprehensive strategy will pay dividends to your vision in more ways than you may realize.

Kevin L’Heureux, CEO
Fishbone Packaging, Inc.

Thanks for what you have provided to ordinary people like me, with extra-ordinary product development process to be successful in this very intricate and complicated world of patenting and licensing.

Shankar B.