On November 5th and 6th, the US Patent and Trademark Office will hold their 14th annual independent inventors conference. I am the scheduled keynote speaker for Friday the 6th. My topic is going to be, “The Power of Patents.” Everyone who will be in that room, including myself, has had a passion to invent, to create, to dream – to make our lives and everyone else’s lives a little bit better with one of our ideas. And we all also share a very real fear. How can we, as independent inventors, go up against corporate America? How can we fight the good fight against companies that are much larger, that have more money, and that have bigger market share?
The USPTO gives us the opportunity to do so. The reason I will be at the conference is to talk about protection from the perspective of the independent inventor. The USPTO provides us with the tools to play the biggest game in the world with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. With all of this intellectual property, we can play against the big boys. The way I see it, patents level the playing field. I’ll be discussing the driving force, the passion every inventor has to create and why they shouldn’t let the fear that someone will take our idea prevent them from persevering.
Stephen Key is a successful award-winning inventor who has licensed
over 20 products in the past 30 years. Along with business partner
Andrew Krauss, Stephen runs inventRight,
a company dedicated to educating inventors about selling their ideas
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