One of my early clients recently sold his medical venture for over $100 million to Meditronic, completing a remarkable journey from college dropout to millionaire entrepreneur. You can read about Alex Gomez and his early device called D-HELP which revolutionized the world of laparoscopic surgery on The Patent Professor blog. When everyone doubted Alex, he held fast and showed a remarkable tenacity... Read More
“We can now use melanin pigments as components for ingestible batteries,” said Christopher Bettinger, an associate professor of materials science at Carnegie Mellon University recently. This allows medical scientists to move beyond similar toxic lithium versions (that have been around for ages) that powered, for example, small devices that take pictures as it moves through the gastrointestinal... Read More
Yes, but there are problems with this approach. Did you know that the U.S.P.T.O is approaching close to 10 million granted patents, a fact escaping many newbie inventors who conduct patent searches themselves. While tempting, this approach is doomed to failure, often because inventors will attempt narrow keyword searches in the U.S.P.T.O database to establish whether their invention is unique and ... Read More
Prof. John Rizi, Esq. highlights one of the most famous patent controversies in history, a pivotal moment in technology where Alexander Graham Bell edged out Elisha Gray with regards the telephone. If you are a medical or dental inventor, don’t let this happen to you!
For decades, I have successfully helped medical and dental inventors protect their ideas with the USPTO. It’s been a long, exciting journey in both industry (and academia) watching and helping a litany of clients find fame fame, fortune and creative fulfillment from their inventions. My latest video shows you the path I have traveled, the clients I have helped and the experience I have accumulat... Read More