Yes! Using patent attorneys, inventors are shockingly disadvantaged on 10 counts:-
- Inventor is barred from talking to IPO examiners. (Not so with IoI).
- Patent mail is sent to Attorneys’ address. (With IoI, all mail goes to client).
- Attorneys charge extortionate fees £150+ to repost to client. (Not so with IoI).
- Attorneys never evaluate inventions for functional viability. (IoI always do).
- Attorneys never evaluate inventions for commercial viability. (IoI always do).
- Attorneys do not evaluate inventions for patentability. (IoI always do).
- Attorneys never ingenuitate inventions. (IoI do).
- Attorneys seldom have know-how of inventions they file. (IoI always do).
- Patent Attorneys have no right of audience in UK County & High Courts. (IoI do)
- Inventors cannot sue Attorneys using the “confidentiality rip-off ploy” on them.
What is the “confidentiality rip-off ploy”?
Attorney advise inventors, “keep this secret until I’ve filed your patent”; misleading inventors worthless ideas are worth fortunes.
The inventor pays £5,500 for a patent that a “novelty, functional & commercial viability evaluation” would have proved worthless.
Invention Confidentiality Myths & Ploys
Q1. Has there ever been an invention confidentiality breach in history?
A1. No, never since “Letters Patent” granted by Queen Elisabeth 1st!
But the “Confidentiality Ripp-off Ploy” is repeatedly used by rogue patent attorneys to bilk unsuspecting inventors with worthless inventions!
Q2. How do rogue patent attorneys use the “Confidentiality Rip-off Ploy”?
A2. They advise inventors to “keep the invention secret until they file a patent” – for a rip-off fee – misleading inventor their (worthless) invention is worth a fortune!
Facts about Alexander Bell’s & Elisha Gray’s water microphone patent dispute
Bell’s v/s Gray’s water mike patent dispute was not a “Confidentiality Breach”! Fact - the inferior water mike was never commercialised by Bell or anyone!
Fact - all microphones since have been carbon & electromagnetic.leak by a USPTO clerk.
Definitely not a “Confidentiality Breach”, but suspected
The Patent Facts: Selling a piece of paper called a patent is the most difficult part of the invention process. If any inventor with only a patent offered a 99.9% share to anyone, it is unlikely he would be entertained for more than 30 seconds.
Patent Rogues – the True Facts
There are plenty of rogues – patent brokers & patent attorneys, using the ploy of “confidentiality” to take large sums off unsuspecting inventors. These rogues have not sold a single invention, nor capable of selling a breached confidentiality