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Eric Hanscom Patent AttorneyIn this podcast interview Eric Hanscom from Inter Continental IP, who not only is a US Patent Attorney, but is also an inventor himself offers his advice on how inventors should protect their intellectual property. This includes information about the importance of doing a patent search, the difference a design patent and a utility patent and how an independent inventor can use a provisional patent to keep their costs down while finding out if there is a market for their invention.

I also asked Eric about the recent changes to the US patent system and what it means to the independent inventor.

Links mentioned in the podcast

Inter Continental IP

Inventing Profit – “Inventor Makeover” reality-based web series that shows the steps inventors with the entrepreneurial spirit take to get their product to market.

Two of Eric’s other ventures – and

Intellectual Property Course

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