Gunning for Edison

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  1. joeyd999

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    Got my 6th patent approved this week. Watch out Thomas Edison -- I'm catching up! :D
     
  2. #12

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    How much does it cost to do a patent nowadays?
     
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  3. DerStrom8

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    Do not strive to be like Edison. Strive to be like Tesla.

    :D:cool:
     
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  4. joeyd999

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    Generally more than I could afford if I didn't write them myself. I have an attorney who fills in the legalese and files the forms. When's all said and done, around $15,000.

    This particular patent was a bear, though. All of my claims were initially rejected out of the box by the examiner. I had to write a 40 page defense of each of my 20 claims, against 6 pieces of cited prior art. Then the attorney had to repackage all of that into a proper response, in addition to supplementing it with pertinent case law. I think all told I'm in for $25K-$30K, including the $1,000 publishing fee that you have to pay once the claims are allowed.

    I got all 20 claims allowed, though. Made my day!
     
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    Well...I hope you make a profit.
     
  6. joeyd999

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    I already have...been building the product using the patented tech for three years. The world loves 'em.
     
  7. Eric007

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    what's the product like? what about us!?:D
     
  8. DerStrom8

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    Any hints on what you're making, or is it still top-secret? :p
     
  9. joeyd999

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    Can't tell, Eric. Sorry. I'd lose my anonymity...
     
  10. Eric007

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    Too bad...

    Anyway gudluck with it!:)
     
  11. maxpower097

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    You beat Edison a long time ago, your fighting Edisons secretary and unpaid interns!
     
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