Patents have been a central part of American enterprise since the founding of our country years ago. Many businesses big and small use them to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. So how can an ordinary person make use of patents to protect ideas and maybe even make a little money?
About the Author
Ken Richards does not claim to be an expert in Patent law or even business for that matter. Besides talking about himself in the third person, the author also takes more than just a casual interest in business pursuits. Back in 2000, the author created his own web hosting, design and development company along with two other partners.
Although this business has not really grown, it has provided the author some valuable insights on what it takes to run a business and a modicum amount of business acumen.
Ken Richards is a software engineer for a fortune 500 automotive company in San Diego, CA. He is well versed in both website development and desktop development. And when the mood strikes him, he also enjoys dabbling in writing, technical writing that is.
Goals for this Book
This book seeks to be an informal analysis of the American patent system. While writing the book, I will be seeking to understand patents and answer a few fundamental questions including:
- What is the patent system and how is it used?
- Is the patent system for anyone, or just wealthy business people?
- How can an ordinary person utilize patents to make money? - I intend to go through the process of filing for a patent and then share the experience here.
First and foremost, I want this book to be fun. So while we learn together I hope to make the book fun, humorous and entertaining.
Yes, please. This book is being hosted on Pen Flip and all contributions are welcome. My goal is to keep this book light and fun and not get too bogged down into deep technical details. However, any and all contributions are welcome and we will seek to demystify the U.S. patent system together.