patents & prototypes<br />Eric Hanscom       Joe Donoghue<br /> InterContinental IP                 Leardon Solutions<br />
<ul><li>Prototypes:  How to show that an invention works and can be effectively mass-produced.
Patents:  How to protect an invention.</li></ul>Patent v. Prototype<br />
IP: Patents, Trademarks<br />& Copyrights<br />
Patents: Provisional, Utility<br />and Design<br />
Barriers to getting a patent<br />
Prior Art Searches: is it worth<br />trying for a utility patent?<br />
Patent Application Process<br />
Parts of a Utility Patent<br />
Infringement: Is the<br />patent any good?<br />Patent 1: Narrow Claims<br />Patent 2: Broad Claims<br />
Product Development<br />Lifecycle<br />Production Prototype<br />Design <br />Prototype<br />Proof-of-Concept<br />Protot...
Three Types of Prototypes<br />TM<br /><ul><li>Proof-of-Concept Prototype
Design Prototype
Production Prototype</li></li></ul><li>Why a Prototype?<br />TM<br /><ul><li>Validation and feasibility of idea
Use for obtaining intellectual property
Show to investors for raising money
Work out the design and manufacturing details
Validate functionality and qualify design
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Inventing profit patents and prototypes

  1. 1. patents & prototypes<br />Eric Hanscom Joe Donoghue<br /> InterContinental IP Leardon Solutions<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prototypes: How to show that an invention works and can be effectively mass-produced.
  3. 3. Patents: How to protect an invention.</li></ul>Patent v. Prototype<br />
  4. 4. IP: Patents, Trademarks<br />& Copyrights<br />
  5. 5. Patents: Provisional, Utility<br />and Design<br />
  6. 6. Barriers to getting a patent<br />
  7. 7. Prior Art Searches: is it worth<br />trying for a utility patent?<br />
  8. 8. Patent Application Process<br />
  9. 9. Parts of a Utility Patent<br />
  10. 10. Infringement: Is the<br />patent any good?<br />Patent 1: Narrow Claims<br />Patent 2: Broad Claims<br />
  11. 11. Product Development<br />Lifecycle<br />Production Prototype<br />Design <br />Prototype<br />Proof-of-Concept<br />Prototype<br />
  12. 12. Three Types of Prototypes<br />TM<br /><ul><li>Proof-of-Concept Prototype
  13. 13. Design Prototype
  14. 14. Production Prototype</li></li></ul><li>Why a Prototype?<br />TM<br /><ul><li>Validation and feasibility of idea
  15. 15. Use for obtaining intellectual property
  16. 16. Show to investors for raising money
  17. 17. Work out the design and manufacturing details
  18. 18. Validate functionality and qualify design
  19. 19. Feedback from distributors, buyers, and retailers
  20. 20. Obtain customer feedback from beta units</li></li></ul><li>Proof-of-Concept Prototype<br />TM<br />Prototype that bears little resemblance to the final product and is used to validate of the idea and prove feasibility.<br />
  21. 21. Making a <br />Proof-of-Concept Prototype<br />TM<br />Use whatever you may have available to create a Proof-of-Concept Prototype but call in the pros if necessary.<br />
  22. 22. Design Prototype<br />TM<br />Prototype that has the functional, engineering, and aesthetic properties of the final product and is produced using quick fabrication methods rather than high volume methods.<br />
  23. 23. Making a <br />Design Prototype<br />TM<br />Stereolithography<br />Machining<br />Form testing with for 1 to 2 parts<br />Form, fit, function testing for 1 to 20 parts<br />Polyurethane Casting<br />Form, fit, function testing for 15 to 100 parts<br />
  24. 24. Production Prototype<br />TM<br />Prototype that is fabricated using the final design and manufacturing methods. <br />
  25. 25. Making a <br />Production Prototype<br />TM<br />It takes manufacturing tools and machines to produce a production prototype.<br />
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