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May 2017

The Secret Life of a Patent Artist: A Q&A

 

“I started doing patent art in 1986 and have thousands of drawings on record at the United States Patent Office.

- Jack Smith, patent artist

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Patent artists do their thing away from the klieg lights of product launches and marketing campaigns, and their names do not appear on drawings in the USPTO archives. To some extent, they're the phantoms of invention. Today, we welcome one of the busiest to the IPfolio interview studio.

Jack Smith, native Minnesotan and one of the most experienced patent artists in the US, provides a lot more, though, to his clients than drawing and diagramming services. He also helps them vet ideas, confirm sales and marketing opportunities, review manufacturing and distribution roadmaps and systematically clarify the feasibility of their inventions. We enjoyed learning about his three plus decades in the inventing trenches. 

February 2017

How To Measure Patent Quality: A View from Silicon Valley

We’re continuing our patent quality discussion by tackling the issue of measurement. How to measure patent quality is an appealing topic for everyone who especially subscribes to a “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” philosophy. Yet, measuring patent quality is fraught with subjectivity as our guest explains.

August 2016

IP for Startups: What to Do When You’ve Already Gone Viral

 

July 2016

Creating a Global Patent Strategy: Advice from Silicon Valley

We have an amazing and diverse customer base at IPfolio that ranges from Fortune 100s to dynamic technology startups in the Silicon Valley and the north island of New Zealand.

June 2016

The Intellectual Property of the Fourth of July

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