February 26, 2008
Every inventor should start with
PatentEase. There’s no quicker way
to learn; no less expensive way to
deal with the complexities of the
U.S. Patent System.
Former Director of Independent
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
December 1, 2005
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Easy Does It
Don't let the complexities and costs of filing for a patent frustrate you. PatentEase simplifies the process, letting you prepare your own patent application and file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office--all without having to hire a patent attorney. The program guides you through the entire process, from writing the description to managing your drawings. Created by a patent attorney, this $349 (street) software program costs less than 10 percent of the typical $5,000-plus patent charge you could expect to pay otherwise. (To run the program, you'll need Windows 98 or above, and 64MB RAM.)
Don Debelak is author of Entrepreneur magazine's Startup Guide #1813, Bringing Your Product to Market, and host of inventor-help website www.dondebelak.com.
October 1, 2004
From inc. magazine; Inc. Sourcebook Annual Product Guide by John Rhodes, Oct 2004 excerpt with permission
Patent application can be cumbersome, but PatentEase ($349) can take the tedium and high attorney or agent fees out of the equation. The program, which is compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, and XP, simplifies the patent application process by leading the user through a step-by-step process to input data, merge-in drawings, and generate the legal claims -- often the most difficult and critical step. The software helps the user generate a properly formatted, full utility patent application for submitting to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
From inc. magazine; Inc. Sourcebook Annual Product Guide by John Rhodes , Oct 2004
excerpt with permission
inc. magazine; Inc. Sourcebook Annual Product Guide
July 1, 2003
...I've written successful patent applications before, from scratch, with a book and some copies of prior art patents for guides. When I finished using this computer software program, I felt far more confident I had written a more complete and well crafted document. My thoughts were along the lines of "where were you a few years ago when I needed you?" Well, there were none. It's all new technology...
Excerpt taken from Inventors' Digest July/August 2003
Donald G. Costar
December 23, 2002
...We took longer to evaluate PatentEase because I wanted to get input from a couple of our evaluation consultants. These were people who are not experts in patent matters, which is precisely why I wanted them to review your product. They found your program easy to follow and easily understood, yet complete, which is essential.
My major concern with do-it-yourself patent books and programs has been concern over the quality of the claims inventors would write. I had the unhappy experience back in the 1970s of watching a multimillion dollar licensing agreement go sour because the inventor had written a very poor set of claims and had dumped the essence of his invention in the public domain. Fortunately, you appear to have covered this concern rather nicely...
Excerpt taken from PatentEase PAS-III PRODUCT ASSESSMENT REPORT
Gerald G. Udell, Ph.D.
The Innovation Institute
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