Month: November 2021

You Might not be the Pioneer of the Patent Idea; Personal Search is Necessary

A patent idea strikes at anytime, anywhere. However, the issue arises when an individual decides to turn the patent idea into a profitable or marketable tool. Most people have come up with amazing ideas, but failed to turn such ideas into profitable ventures. Some have taken so long to patent their ideas only to discover later that the idea was taken. Some people have even ended losing a lot of money and time hiring patent attorneys on ideas already patented. What should you do to avoid such frustrations?

Personally undertaking a search on an idea which acts as a lead to an invention, a process termed as patent search is the only way you can be certain of having full rights to an idea or discovering whether the idea has already been patented. Many people end up re-inventing the wheel claiming to be the pioneers which has seen a good number of people pay dearly when they find themselves on the wrong side of patent law. Remember, ignorance is no defense for law. Only novel ideas are granted patent. If another person earlier developed an idea similar to whatever you intend to patent, getting a patent is next to impossibility. It is even more painful coming to the realization that the idea is no longer new when you had already spend money on expert help as stated on InventHelp blog – how to patent a product with InventHelp.

Before turning the patent idea into that profitable tool, find time to explore or investigate on the idea. Most inventors come to a realization that they are not pioneers behind an idea they believe will make them proud. The term used to denote evidence that an individual has pioneered an invention long before you did is referred to as ‘prior art’ which may stand for a patent, a product, patent application or an article embodying your invention. If you come across prior art similar to your invention, there is need to reconsider your plans to file a patent application. This is just one of the barriers or challenges that are likely to come your way when striving to turn a patent idea into a profitable venture.

When you are just starting out as an inventor, determining the keywords describing your invention is the first essential step. Think of words you probably would exploit during your search if your goal is buying your invention and not patenting it. After coming up with the likely keywords that you could use, expand the set by brainstorming on alternative ways of describing the invention. Brainstorm as much as you can to perfect your search.

After creating the keywords, you are good to go undertaking the search. Several free sites exist to aid you in your search and are user-friendly. One such friendly site is search only that it avails one specific database-US patent database. Another free site for performing your search is offered by the United States Patent & Trademark Office which is said to be hard to use, but the basics can be learnt in a couple of minutes. After performing your search from known patent databases, undertake a thorough general search by use of brainstormed keywords. You might identify an article, idea or product that resembles your invention.

With comprehensive search results, you are better placed to either patent the idea or reconsider patent application.

Are Dentures For You?

It is hard enough to have to wear dentures, but it is even worse when everyone knows you have dentures because you have that “denture look.”

The horseshoe-shaped bones that hold your teeth are there for just one reason: to hold your teeth. When the teeth are lost, the bone dissolves away. The upper jawbone dissolves upward and inward, and the lower jawbone dissolves downward resulting in a “sunken-in face” where the nose and chin are too close to one another.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different denture adhesives?

The answer is simple:

  • Most dentures simply do not fit well enough for everyday comfort.
  • Some dentures are probably “worn out.”
  • Many never fit that well from day one.

Basically, there are 3 types of dentures available today:

Economy Dentures – Economy dentures are the least expensive choice. Patients have told us they lined up at 4:30 in the morning so these very basic dentures could be “made in the same day.” Some patients jokingly told us that the dentures come in small, medium, and large — you get whatever fits the closest. For many patients, this is all they need.

Traditional Dentures – Traditional dentures are the type of dentures made by most general dentists. They usually fit better and look better than an economy dentures. However, when the teeth are set to where the bone has dissolved, you can still end up with that “denture look.”

Hybrid DenturesHybrid Dentures are the most customized, cosmetic, and functional dentures available. Even though they are the most expensive type of denture, you will get the best comfort, fit, function and esthetics (cosmetics) possible.