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August 2016

Inspiring Stories – Larry Durkos’ Stapling Machine

Larry Durkos is an Indiana resident who shook up the bedding industry with a patent on a mattress stapling machine. In 2012, Larry successfully sued Legget & [...]

July 2016

Are you ready for a patent? Our take on it.

If you take away one point from this article, I hope it's that you need to a business plan and a plan for a patent [...]

Kickstarter & Risking Public Disclosure

Did you know that disclosing your invention to the public can prevent you from getting a patent? It's true, and it's a serious risk for Kickstarter companies. [...]

Start Here – A Short Summary Of Everything & A Roadmap

Welcome! This is the roadmap to our "Start Here" page. Below are several discrete questions and answers to topics that inventors often want to learn more about. Most [...]

4 Reasons Claims Will Make Or Break Your Patent

The claims of a patent are immensely important to the patent, and they are a topic we have not discussed on PatentDirection! So here we go. Please take [...]

Why Your Startup Needs A Patent

Good morning startups, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors. Over the weekend I was playing Risk (we're so cool) with some friends who work in the patent industry [...]

June 2016

Use The Super Patent Strategy To Save Money!

Who Should Consider This Strategy? You should consider this strategy if (1) you want to file multiple patents on one invention covering different aspects of [...]

Can I Use A Service Like LegalZoom For A Patent?

Companies like LegalZoom do offer services for helping draft and file a patent application. At PatentDirection we highly recommend working directly with a patent attorney [...]

The Patent Strategy Every Startup Should Consider!

Attention Startups!  An issued patent is a valuable tool that can be leveraged to increase your eye appeal to investors. If you've read our Top [...]