Copywrite: ©2010 John D. Smith
DON’T File a Patent! is the first and only book that shows you why NOT
to file a utility patent application on your invention. In this book, you will
learn that the Patent Office wants your money, not your invention. You
will see the obstacles the Patent Office uses to discourage inventors with
their repeated Patent Examiner Office Action rejections. To continue the
process, inventors have to re-submit their patent applications and pay
thousands in additional legal fees. Frequently, the inventor is forced to
abandon his application, out of frustration or by running out of money.
Many inventors file for a patent thinking they are buying "protection"
against copycats. Unfortunately, Patents do not prevent copycats. There
is no "Patent 911" to call, nor does the Patent Office send out the "Patent
Police" to arrest the copycat. A Utility Patent is really just an expensive
and worthless piece of paper that only gives the inventor the RIGHT to
sue. However, patent infringement lawsuits cost millions of dollars, which
few inventors can afford.
DON'T File a Patent! is two great books in one. PART 1 describes 10
reasons why not to file a patent on an invention. PART 2 describes many
useful tips and strategies to encourage inventors to manufacture and sell
their products themselves. This book is positioned for the small business
or independent inventor who may not have a lot of money, yet wants to
protect his invention and be a success. It can also be used by patent
attorneys as a helpful tool to better communicate with their clients.
|“Revolutionary ideas like John's book are often counterintuitive”
--- Al Reis, Author of "Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind"
“Every patent attorney should read this book” --- Patrick Anderson,
Former patent attorney
“Money grows on the tree of Persistence” --- Japanese Proverb
|About the Author:
John D. Smith lives in Florida and is the Inventor of Storm Stoppers "The Plywood
Alternative" Hurricane Window Protection panels. Storm Stoppers have been sold to
over 8,000 homeowners in a dozen states and the Caribbean and have had sales of
almost $10 million since 2004. Storm Stoppers have been featured on CNN, CNBC
and in almost 100 other media outlets. Please see www.plywoodalternative.com.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Smith is also the patented inventor of collegiate wheel
covers (U.S. Patents #5,931,543 & #6,309,027). The front book cover design features
Mr. Smith’s first patent. For more information, please visit www.dontfileapatent.com.
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