Screening of Early-Stage Invention Ideas

Opportunity An e-commerce-based company had an idea for new technology to improve a user’s experience on the company’s website. Before virtually any R&D occurred, the client sent GMI an invention disclosure, described as a near-theoretical framework of the technology. Result GMI performed an initial patent search, and found a virtual bull’s eye – a patent [...]

October 28th, 2019|

Efficiently Linking to Outside Counsel

Concern An e-commerce-based company received a notice of patent infringement. Alarm bells rang loudly with company CEO and CTO – a company with no IP experience or patent counsel. They wanted swift, comprehensive analysis, with a response under the name of an attorney at a major law firm. Result GMI analyzed the claims of the [...]

October 23rd, 2019|

Turning a Prior Art Lemon into Lemonade

Opportunity An independent inventor/entrepreneur had one patent, and came to GMI with disclosure of new idea in the same field. GMI performed a patent search, and found a very closely related issued patent – a better version of the inventor’s concept. Initially, the inventor was discouraged, before GMI suggested inquiring if the patent was available [...]

February 27th, 2019|

IP Protection at the Speed of Business

Opportunity A start-up in the solar energy field had piqued the interest of a venture capital group. They approached me eight days before a hard-to-schedule meeting with the VC group, needing to protect their IP worldwide before disclosing it. Result GMI worked closely with the lead development engineer to use his prototype drawings and invention [...]

January 27th, 2019|

Global Company Uses GMI As Part of IP Team

Opportunity A $2 billion/year company with in-house IP and legal teams needed a reliable IP pro with a mechanical engineering background for projects that exceeded their workload. Timing of projects was variable and unpredictable, but providing timely responses to R&D efforts and risk assessment matters was essential. Result Working closely with the global IP director, [...]

October 28th, 2018|

Securing Global Patent Coverage, Start-to-Finish

Opportunity A start-up company in the medical device field engaged GMI for complete patent services, with the goal to securing IP rights in the US and at least a dozen foreign countries. Result GMI performed an initial patent search, and identified new, novel elements with the client’s design. A US provisional application was prepared and [...]

October 27th, 2016|
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