Today we have Tayan Patel – an experienced Intellectual property lawyer that has worked inside the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for many years but now is practicing in a firm. He has helped clients, like me, who are based outside of the US obtain patents and trademarks.
Today is an overview of intellectual property and he is willing to come back for more specific and in-depth episodes in the future – of course your feedback will help us decide that – so let’s dive in!
Topics Covered in this Episode
- Introduction of Tayan Patel and how he got involved in patent law
- Filing US IP (intellectual property) – as a non-US company – is it possible?
- So Non-US treated the same as domestic companies? Filing costs are the same?
- The purpose of a trademark or patent – its not just a piece of paper and you’re done.
- Back to basics – whats a patent, trademark and differences of these 2 IP
- The “1 year rule”, that is based off the Paris treaty
- Thought process / steps to take when considering getting a trademark or patent
- Range of costs to file a patent
- Replying to rejection
- Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and how it affects IP
- Discussion about a window of 1 year after showing to public
- What if you’re already selling this product or service?
- What to do if you see this in the marketplace after you already have a patent? The idea of exclusion, and broadness of claims.
- What’s needed to get started
- Steps for global IP
- Maintaining IP
- Enforcing IP
- Claim set format – Broad claim coverage
- Examples of working with an overseas client
- Hong Kong has 2 options for filing IP
- Ways to contact Tayan
People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode
Email him at – tpatel @ bakerlaw.com
Episode Length: 23:08
So that’s a wrap for episode 20!
Feedback – I chatted on we chat to a listener, Jon, in Hong Kong doing commerce. He’s a big fan of podcasts and stumbled across this one here – Global From Asia. He reached out and said the following:
Hey I stumbled across your podcast- listened to a few episodes, keep up the good work! I’d like to hear the failure/challenge/obstacle experience it would be valuable as it helps understand what not to do. Also some revenue numbers if possible. Some topics I’d like to hear are logistics and hiring in Asia.
Thanks Jon and all the others tuning in to listen today! have a great week ahead and see you next week!