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Patents – A Second Opinion

It’s true that just about anyone can get a patent. If you’re sitting on a little computer-related invention you’d like to patent and it’s truly a new idea or new technology – and non-obvious – getting a patent shouldn’t be difficult. Most persistent and hard-working developers can patent computer hardware or computer aids themselves or they could have any experienced patent attorney write a patent application. Over 100,000 US patents are issued yearly as proof that a patent is not that difficult to get.

It isn’t true that a patent on your work will automatically bring you sales and wealth. A patent isn’t a magic bullet. Making money from your patented hardware or aid involves much more than having a great idea and a patent on that great idea – That accounts for the scarcity of millionaire computer techies.

Turning a patent into money requires a recognition of – and the willingness to follow – proven business-building principles. There are five basic steps to taking a new development from the idea stage to the money stage. Note that patent application is only one part of the forth step as described on

Identify a Small Market Niche

Know your target. When you shoot at everyone, you hit no one. When you have an identifiable target, it’s easier to aim and hit something. Finding your niche takes the mulling and milling out of the marketing procedure.

Find a Rich Uncle

Or his equivalent, if you don’t have deep pockets yourself. The reasons are obvious, but many developers are convinced they can operate on a shoestring. I give them the get-real list you see below. If your really think the computer industry can’t live without your idea and you’re serious about making money from it, you need big bucks to:

  • Build prototypes and conduct beta tests
  • Build an inventory
  • Buy product liability insurance- advertise
  • Train distributors
  • Attend trade shows
  • Pay the experts
  • Exists for at least one year start up phase

Determine How Your Product is Different

Who are your direct competitors? Who are your indirect competitors, those who offer a product which will accomplish the same thing but may not be called the same thing? How will you distinguish your product from theirs? Your must be better in some way – faster, cheaper, smarter, smaller, larger, etc. – than your competitor’s products.

Build Your Team of Experts

You need subcontractors who know what they’re doing. Don’t try to learn their businesses; you have enough to do as the developer/general contractor.

You need a:

  • Marketing coordinator
  • Advertising/graphics agency
  • Packager
  • Attorney (corporate attorney to create an entity, tax attorney and CPA to keep the government in check, securities attorney to raise money, and patent attorney to file patents, copyrights, and trademarks).
  • Bookkeeper (to keep score)


It usually takes one to three years to see a return on you investment. The annals of failed businesses are filled with inventors and developers who were certain they would see a serious payback in only months and were depending on their hunch to make the house payment and buy the kids’ Nikes and McDonald’s burgers. They were wrong. If you don’t have time to wait for ROI, do quit your day job!

Here’s a true story illustrating the importance of these five steps and how unimportant a patent can sometimes be. While this story is from another industry, the principles hold true in the computer industry as well.

A client invented a simple metal disc to be installed next to the brakes on four-wheel-drive vehicles. It was to keep dust off tires, so he called it Kleen Wheels. The PTO said his invention was too simple and denied the patent. He trademarked the name and manufactured anyway.

Through a direct mail campaign to 20,000 auto dealers, he made hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. As he developed more styles, he developed more hole combinations. At that point, we filed for a patent on the hole patterns of his discs and received it. (yes, he has a patent on sets of holes.) His product made money, not because of a patent, trademark, or copyright, but because he followed all five steps.

When an entrepreneur patents a product and tries to license it to the big boys, his patent is scrutinized by the big-boy’s attorneys, most of who have at least 20 years of experience. If there’s a way to destroy a patent, they find it. A do-it-your-self patent is easy pickings. All his hard work is lost, and his patent is useless because he saved a few dollars in legal services.

Is a patent a magic bullet? Nope, and thinking so overestimates a patent’s ability to make you rich. Rigorously implement the other business steps I’ve listed if you want your development to make money.

Never underestimate the importance of your patent’s ability. Get an experienced patent attorney who can write a patent application that will withstand the magnifying-glass inspection. A patent is the only legal monopoly on technology in our free society. The more valuable the technology of your invention, the more valuable your patent. (For a low-tech invention, a patent usually serves as insurance against well-heeled copycats who have something to lose in litigation.)

Ready to make serious money on your computer development? Get a patent. But remember that although a well-done patent is definitely a bullet you want in you six-shooter, it isn’t a magic bullet. Read more on – How do you patent an idea with InventHelp.

Business Internet and Technology

SEO Optimization with Quality Content

SEO optimization requires consistency to make your blog attractive to search engines so you can have free traffic at your finger tips. The simple question would be how you get that improved crawl rate. One possible and often overlooked step is the optimization of the images on the blog. They too can affect the the rankings of your blogs crawl rate to the search engines. The easiest way to accommodate this is to optimize the photo images by placing keywords in the name of the file. Keywords directly correlating to the blog post are designed to influence search engine crawlers lead to a more favorable ranking for your blog.

There are a number of steps that lead to better SEO rankings for your blog but by far the most important one is article content. By making regular deposits into your blog account as if it were a bank you will keep your sites relevant. The task that some people face with this is grasping what it means to consistently do this on a daily basis. The search engines love to see improved changes in content the most and have a deep appreciation for those blogs, and often those blogs are crawled more frequently. So by posting quality content, your blog will be ranked faster and the better your SEO results will be. If the page rank is higher you can expect an increase in your blogs traffic.

Here are a few additional tips for having a success at search engine optimization.

Social Media

The evolution of social media has turned out to be the one of the most effective ways of link building. Social networking sites are becoming accepted as one of the best and most cost effective way to improve website traffic. When using twitter always add a keyword in every tweet with a backlink back to your blog. These websites have very high search engine rankings in most cases and will be the key to establishing backlinks to your blog. This type of marketing technique used to produce and increase your brand or to attain other marketing goals by getting back links towards your website is viral marketing.

Resource page and hypertext

Another way to help improve your blog traffic is by effectively using hypertext links and resource/ bio box at the end of your blog posts. Hypertext is text displayed with references to other articles that the user can directly access, usually by a mouse click or key order.

Just as important is the resource box where you put individual information about yourself, you also put links to your splash or landing pages. Some of the directories allow one or two links in the body of the article while others do not.

Link exchange

Link building should always focus on getting quality links rather than trying to get them for the sake of getting them. Pursuing links in this matter can negatively affect you ranking as well. If you follow these techniques and methods you will get quality links from other sites. It is all about quality not quantity. Always exchange links directly or closely related to the content or theme of your site.

These are just a few of the methods available for optimal search engine optimization results. For more comprehensive guide take a look at these 5 major SEO concepts for 2022. Don’t rush things and let the SEO work for you.

Home Pets

Are Spiders Friendly

So why do spiders venture indoors; into the homes of humans? The answer is likely to find prey. Spiders will travel to where prey can be found, and in some instances, that includes our homes. Understanding the creatures will help to alleviate the fears and creepy feelings normally experienced by arachnids.

Common house spiders can be found virtually anywhere in North America and South America. Evidence of their presence in a home can often be found in the form of their web, which will often be placed in an offbeat spot where they can live undisturbed. They soon tire of webs, and build new ones at a frequent rate. This can lead the homeowner to believe they have many more spiders in their home than they actually do. Males and females often live within the same web, mating often to produce offspring.

The beneficial effects of having spiders in your home will be to lower or eliminate the insect population in your home. One reason that older homes frequently have spider infestations is that insects have found the old wood, linoleum and damp, concrete basements to be quite inviting and habitable. Bathrooms, kitchens, basements and garages are areas in the home that commonly see an influx of spiders. These are also the areas where earwigs, beetles and cockroaches are living. Spiders will control the population of these types of insects as well as that of flies and mosquitoes.

Spiders Are More Friendly Than You Think

If you run screaming from the room every time you see a spider, you’re not the only one. Fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is one of the most common fears that humans have. Something about those small furry creatures that have eight legs have our pulses high and our fear instinct kicking in. However, most spiders aren’t out to get and bite you. Many people are keeping spiders as pets. Well, there is a family and kids portal – Kidzable, where you can find hundreds of unique and fun spider names. Most spiders aren’t poisonous.


Patent Agents and Attorneys

You may choose from a patent agent or a patent attorney when seeking qualified professionals to help you gain your patent. Patent attorneys and agencies, such as Invent Help, possess a law degree and may represent you in proceedings such as patent search, preparation, filing application and more…

Both patent agents and attorneys are qualified to help you write your patent application. It’s best, especially if you have a complex invention, to seek out a professional with a background in the technology your invention is related to (i.e., software, biotech, electrical engineering). All patent agents and attorneys will at least have a bachelor’s degree in a specialized area of technology.

The USPTO maintains a database of ALL the registered patent agents and attorneys across the U.S. You may find it by clicking here. However, not all of these individuals will be currently practicing patent law.

When you are just starting out as an inventor you need to educate yourself a bit. Attorneys are only as good as the information you give them. You will save both time and money if you’re familiar with intellectual property protection – copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Know the right questions to ask, know the right prior art to examine. Don’t simply rely on your attorney. Be active and be present.

Therefore, you may wish to look through the best websites of Copyright, Patent and Trademark attorneys on internet. The patent agents and attorneys listed online are currently practicing patent law and maintain websites describing their services.