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When is it time to talk with a patent agent or attorney?

A patent agent or attorney can help at almost any stage of the invention process, even before any inventing actually takes place. For example, patent agencies, such as InventHelp can help inventors and companies to create processes for documenting inventions and inventive efforts. They can also help to create organizational policies relating to inventions and patents. Patent attorneys may also offer advice on other matters, like dealing with patent and other intellectual property rights in employment contracts.

That said, most inventors and companies seek out the advice of a patent agent or attorney only after they have an invention that they believe to be ready for patenting. When is an invention ready for patenting? Let me start by answering a simpler question: what is the difference between an idea and an invention?

An idea is an inchoate invention, the first step of the inventive process: wouldn’t a flying car be great? Wouldn’t it be great if sneaker soles didn’t wear so quickly? Wouldn’t it be great if we had lightbulbs that used less energy? An invention, on the other hand, is the fully conceived solution to a problem: a car anti-gravity unit, a high-endurance rubber for sneaker soles, or a new LED lightbulb. If you can describe the solution to a problem, and that solution would actually work if you were to build it, then you have an invention.

That is actually the legal standard: an invention is ready for patenting if you can describe it in such complete detail that one of “ordinary skill in the art” could build it from the description that you provide, and it will work once built. Importantly, the law does not require an inventor to build a prototype. However, I recommend building a prototype whenever practicable, because that process can often lead to greater understanding, more innovation, and more success.

In many cases, an inventor may have one fully conceived variation of an invention ready for patenting, but may not be satisfied that all the details are perfect or suitable for commercial release. In that case, the patent law provides certain solutions, like provisional applications, which give the inventor a way of establishing a formal filing date, but are not examined for patentability and stay pending for one year, giving the inventor that year to perfect the invention before filing a regular patent application that is examined.

Since the U.S. and much of the world award a patent to the first inventor to file a patent application for the invention, it is important to file as complete a patent application as possible as early as possible. However, that must be balanced against the danger of undue haste: if a patent application describes an invention that won’t work, or was prepared so early that it does not describe a critical commercial version of the invention, it may be of little use. A patent agency like InventHelp or attorney can help to balance these considerations and decide when it’s time to file a patent application.

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Protecting Your Unique Idea

So, you’ve come up with an idea which might be the next best thing since sliced bread. What do you do now? This is a question which people are frequently faced with – and whilst some of these are obviously businesses who make their money from inventing and developing new ideas, there are also lots of people who work away on their day job and then suddenly have a flash of inspiration. They are the ones for whom the burning question then is ‘What next?’

The first thing people think of when faced with the word ‘invention’ is ‘patent’, but for many ideas, patents are not going to be an available means of protection. Obviously, this is something you will need to check out with a patent attorney or patent agency like InventHelp, but even if the finished item will be patentable, the initial idea will have to undergo a degree of development and testing before the patent application can be filed. It is in this ‘limbo’ where the problems,  and the worry – often occur. Read reviews on InventHelp.

Firstly, let us be quite clear: You cannot obtain a patent once your idea has entered the public domain. This means that if you tell anyone else about it without placing them under a binding obligation to keep the information confidential first, your right to a patent will be lost. In the circumstances, if there is even the vaguest possibility that the idea might be patentable, secrecy at these early stages is crucial.

What it it’s not patentable? Well, in that case, the more people who know about it, the more chance there is that someone with more money and contacts than you will develop it and bring it to the market first. So, you need to keep your idea ‘under wraps’ until you have it sufficiently well-developed for you to bring it to market, or for it to be an attractive proposition to an organization which has the resources to develop and commercialize it in partnership with you.

In each case – patentable or not – there are essentially two things that you need to protect: the idea itself, and the detail, such as the method of manufacture and getting professional help from InventHelp would be helpful. The only way to protect your idea is to tell only those people who need to know, and to do so only under the protection of a legally binding contract which prevents your information from being disclosed to others – or used – without your consent.

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Dog Naming Tips

Choosing a dog name is not and easy thing to do and at the same time, what is very important, quite a serious task. Remember that your dog’s name will play an important role both in your pet’s life and in yours. It’s nice that you want to find out more about the process of naming your dog because it’s necessary that you know the thing you should do and which mistakes to avoid.

The following dog naming tips will be useful for anyone who is searching for a dog name.

The name should be simple (one or two syllable) and easy for your dog to recognize.

In case you want to give your dog a long name, do use its shortened version.

Use “hard” consonants and vowels.

The name shouldn’t sound like any commands.

Make sure that it’s easy to call out the name you’ve chosen and it’s pleasant for you to call it out. Remember that you’ll have to call out this name in public places.

If you have in your mind some dog names write them down.

Choose a name for your dog taking into consideration its breed and origin, gender, size.

If you have already chosen the dog name you like, don’t hurry and try it for several days. Study you dog’s behavior; probably it will help you to pick up another name, which will be more suitable.

Don’t be afraid to try several names. Look closely at your dog in order to take a right decision. If your dog is extremely active and likes to dominate you should better give it a short and even jerky dog name. You could for example use some interesting car names for dogs. In case your pet is fidgety it needs soft and gentle dog name. It will help you to control your dog and avoid misunderstandings.

Don’t give your dog a name with negative or aggressive meaning, dogs fill everything better than you can imagine. If you don’t want to have problems with your dog think about the name you choose beforehand.

Don’t choose a dog name which will sound like the names of the members of your family. It is also recommended not to name your dog with very popular dog name.

If you have already a grown-up dog or you have adopted a dog, than you should better leave the name it already owns or change it just a little bit.

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Guinea Pig Names Guide

Choosing a guinea pig name is a captivating and at the same time quite serious thing to do. Before you choose a name remember that it will play an important role in your guinea pig’s life as well as in yours. No matter whether you are looking for a boy guinea pig name or a girl guinea pig name you should read the article about naming tips which will help you to avoid some mistakes people usually do when they choose guinea pig names.

There is a great number of guinea pig names. After you read endless lists of guinea pigs names you will probably fill that you are at your wit’s end. Don’t worry! First decide for yourself what features of your guinea pig you want to stress and what you want the name you will choose to reflect.

Guinea Pig names are divided into several categories. For example descriptive guinea pig name category, which includes physical appearance of your guinea pig (coat color, size and individual attributes), its gender, personality (individual features which are peculiar to this or that guinea pig).

There are also such guinea pigs name categories as popular names, cool names, unique guinea pig names and more.

It’s popular nowadays among guinea pigs’ owners to give their pets popular names. But do remember that these names are popular during a certain period of time. Their popularity changes rather quickly.

Unique guinea pig names are usually invented by their owners. You can easily combine several words or guinea pig names you like, surnames of the members of your family, your favorite things or even food and so on.

Remember that your aim is to choose a name, which will fit your guinea pig and reflect the characteristic features of your pet. Do consider all pros and cons choosing one name out of great number of different guinea pigs names ideas.

Do involve your children in the process of choosing a guinea pig name for your pet.

This fact can be a bit surprising but more than 50% of the names people give to their pets are their own names or nicknames. Another twenty per cent of names characterize pets’ appearance and character.

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Preparation for Filing a Patent Application

You are an inventor, working hard on your projects and you may not know whether your projects will ultimately transform into a useful new invention.

Inventors’ MUST DO! List

Do file a US patent application within one year from the date you’ve published your invention anywhere in the world, or your invention was on sale in the US. This date is called the “drop dead date”. After this date you can not obtain a US patent ever. There are patenting agencies like InventHelp that could help you with this.

Do keep an Inventor’s Notebook. The US grants a patent to the first to invent. Therefore, it is very important to keep an Inventor’s Notebook, that documents the date you thought of the invention, and the process and dates of reduction of invention. Thus, DO keep a notebook of everything you think of! It can not hurt, but it certainly will help in case of an interference.

Do not work on your project at your job. Most engineers and scientists sign an employment agreement including an assignment of the rights to any project they worked on at work. Therefore, under an agreement such as this, your work must be fully independent and done on your own time, using your own equipment, and under your own “roof”.

Locating a Patent Agent or Attorney

First, locating a patent attorney. Only those listed on the official roster of current US patent attorneys and agents can prepare a patent application for another. Please see the USPTO Roster of Patent Agents and Attorneys Registered to Practice before the PTO, or search for Registered Agencies, such as Invent Help, and Attorneys in your geographical region.

Preparing an Invention Disclosure

Next, prepare for consulting with the agent/attorney by preparing a detailed disclosure of your invention. This disclosure should include what you know to be the history of the field of your invention, and a detailed description of the invention itself.

History of Your Invention

To think about the history, think of why you designed your invention. What need have you addressed? Why is your invention better than, or an improvement of, the currently available or well known method? Describe the technological history of your invention and the improvements you’ve made on the current models. The reason why this is important is because your patent attorney/ agent, although a scientist or engineer herself, may not be 100% current on your field of invention. This history gets them up to date quickly, which in the end will save on the cost of preparing your patent application.

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Termite Inspection Control

If you are like many other home owners you’re probably asking yourself whether you should get a termite inspection or not. You may suspect termite infestation in your home, but you are not sure. So should you consider having your home inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects, e.g. carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles?

Needless to say, termites aren’t the type of guests you want in your Australia home. They’re abundant in number. It is said that upwards of two million termites can inhabit one colony and that one home can have up to four colonies under or around it. This statistic is even more startling when you consider that termite colonies never stop eating. Thus, once situated within your home, termites will consume wood, carpet, cloth and other materials around the clock.

It’s estimated that termites cause damage of many million dollars per year. Their appetite and well-adapted survivability make them a serious threat to any structure in Australia. But, the good news is that termites often leave behind a trace. They will often leave behind “termite trails”, and a qualified termite inspector can find. In some cases, termite inspectors have detected a colony’s feeding location and uncovered an area with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of termites feeding.

Many termite companies in Australia, such as Radar Pest Control offer a free termite inspection. However, it is important to note that a termite inspection will not eradicate any termite infestation. A termite inspector will only determine whether there are termites, and tell you whether you need termite treatment. The termite inspector will be conducting a “wood-destroying insect infestation” inspection, which is commonly known as a termite inspection in the industry. The upside to this is that the inspector will not only be looking for termite damage, but also for carpenter ants, carpenter bees, or powder post beetle damage or presence.

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How to Get the NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant Status

If you have the nvq level 3 teaching assistant certification, your qualifications are recognized nationally. You can work in your field of expertise and improve your competencies. With the correct certification, you can begin the job that you want and thus, get the salary you deserve. NVQ or the national vocational qualification standardizes the skills and knowledge of teaching assistants. It helps them to achieve a higher recognition in the society.

How to get the NVQ award?

The national vocational qualifications allow you to get the employment that is relevant to your background. Before you can get the nvg level 3 teaching assistant, you have to study towards its attainment. Usually it will take one to two years before you can move to it from level 1 award. You should also be in employment either as part time or in short term placement or as part of an apprenticeship program. The study course helps you to achieve the confidence you need before your actual assessment for your qualifications. Because it is a vocational qualification, you do not have a time limit to move from lower levels to nvq level 3 teaching assistant. During the assessment, the assessor will observe you in your workplace or will ask you to simulate your work environment. He/She will then ask you questions related to your line of work. From the demonstration of skill and your answers to the questions, you will be awarded with the nvq level 3 teaching assistant.

What do you mean by level 3 teaching assistant?

The National Vocational Qualification comes in different levels. Level 1 is considered as the entry level position. You have to demonstrate the basic skills required as a teaching assistant to qualify. As you move to higher levels, you are expected to show variety of skills needed in different settings. Nvq level 3 teaching assistant is considered to be a of higher standards. The assessor looks at your ability to work independently and with at least some supervisory functions. The more you improve; you can request for the levels 4 and 5 that are designed for senior teaching assistants. Here, you must be able to be accountable for the works of your subordinates. You should also show an excellent self-determination and the ability to systematically organize your work and responsibilities. The nvq level 3 teaching assistant course is Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and is systematic that will help you gear towards the achievement of the next level as part of your career path development.

What are your other options while working as a teaching assistant?

Okay, so have stayed in this position for some time and you want to level up. Your vast experience in handling student activities and promoting a positive learning environment make you highly qualified to move further. At this point, you can apply for the next level certification. It usually takes 6 months as full time and 1 to 2 years as part time to get the award. You can also explore in other careers as youth workers, child care workers, learning mentors and school teacher. All these things will depend on how fast you want to move from your nvq level 3 teaching assistant status.

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Searching for a financial advisor

When in the search for a financial advisor, your main focus actually is on the person you will work with. You are actually looking for an individual as your financial advisor. But never dispense the fact that the company or firm for which he or she work is one great indication of his or her reliability.

Test them as what most veteran clients do. Most long-term investors judge a new company and the team behind them by the willingness to provide you highly valuable and quality information. This is usually for free even before your commitment with their service. Most trustworthy companies even offer to customize a sample financial plan to you as a prospective customer for free as well.

Most trusted companies also have financial advisors and planners that will provide you with their credentials even before providing you with a sample financial plan. This is just strategic and timely for them to build a rapport with you and solidify your trust with them. You can surely ask them further what it means to have a certain designation or certification. Ask them some experience they have and what they had to do to earn such title.

Moreover, find out, after your first meeting with your financial advisor, what organization issued the credential. Take the time to contact the organization just to verify whether the professional you are considering for a financial service did truly earn the credential. In addition, it also would give you more information to ask for, just for the sake of validation, whether that professional continues to be in good standing with the organization.

It is not really impossible to get the best financial information for your needs. It only requires you to take a little more effort on your end to be sure with your decisions. Always go with a reputable firm in all cases. Ask for some free yet quality information up front even before starting to commit yourself with their service. Best Financial Planner In Charlotte NC surelly won’t mind.

By simply taking these advices, you can prevent yourself from committing a decision you will regret later. After all, it is money we are about here. Go with the best and verify. That way, you stand an excellent chance of securing a bright financial future.

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Problems with Bed Bugs

If you don’t know, bed bugs are not only found at the beds. You can also stumble upon them at any upholstered furniture and at small cracks on the walls, floors and ceilings. If you are a constant traveler, you could find them in your clothing and luggage. They may look like small harmless insects to you, but why should you bother about them?

Bed Bugs: Pest like Any Other

If you hate any pests at your home or in any establishments like hotels, apartments or restaurants for instance, then a beg bug is no different. They are pests too, they are bad to look at and they give you nothing but discomfort and a few itchy ugly skin rashes which could lead to allergies or infections. What if they bite your children?

How Do They Get In To Your Home?

You might think how they could find your way into your home. You would not believe this, but many people can bring bed bugs along with them unknowingly. These pests travel with humans extensively and stow away in clothing and luggage. Someone in your home or perhaps a visitor could have brought them from another place or maybe the bed bugs at a hotel could be from yours. Scary, isn’t it?

If you are a constant traveler who often sleeps in different lodgings, you could be bringing bed bugs with you. They do not make good travel companions, and travelling with them is not an enjoyable way to go places. Before you check into a hotel or motel room, make sure the room, especially the bed, is bug-free and before you check out, make sure you are not bringing any of them on you or on your luggage.

Bed Bug Attack

Bed bugs do not even make great sleep companions. When you go to sleep, they could be feasting on you. As you must know, they can bite you a hundred times without waking you up because they inject a certain chemical anaesthesia on their bite areas. So hours before you wake up, they could be relishing a full blood meal (unless you squish on them).

The bites of bed bugs can cause rashes on your skin, which you need to treat with a topical cream or oral antihistamine. The rashes can trigger an itchy allergy or worse, drive you to develop paranoia about bed bugs. If the allergy persists and the relief cream does not work, you should see a dermatologist.

Seek Professional Bed Bug Pest Control Service

Most often, bed bugs are hard to eliminate because homeowners or establishment managers do not know where to start or how to eliminate them. Best we can do is to contact a professional exterminator for bed bugs. A professional treatment and removal service by a fully trained and licensed expert is our way out of infestation.

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Why Hire Professionals To Clean Your Carpet

If you keep your carpet clean, it will ensure that a warm atmosphere is created that makes anyone who comes into the house feel completely at home. Vacuuming is a very important part in properly maintaining your carpet. However, vacuuming alone isn’t sufficient to keep your carpet thoroughly clean all year long. Your carpet at some point will need deep cleaning. Experienced professional carpet cleaners in Athens, GA have the proper tools to provide the best cleaning job.

Professional Services vs. DIY

You definitely can clean the carpet yourself, particularly if you are trying to save money. If you are not familiar with carpet care, however, you could end up significantly shortening the carpet’s lifespan or damaging it. It this happens, you will need to get new carpets much sooner than you were expecting. It would most likely be much more expensive to replace the carpet than it would be to hire a local professional carpet cleaning company such as the CertaClean to do the job for you. The entire cleaning process potentially could end up in disaster if one detail is missed or the wrong product is used as you can read from their website – https://certaclean.com/carpet-cleaning-service-athens-ga/.

Cleaning Methods And Products

Many people assume damaging chemicals are used by professional carpet cleaners. However, that is not true. For example, modern cleaning techniques like hot water extraction just use pressurized hot water for loosening dirt, mites and stains. This process also doesn’t use soap, so the method can be used on all carpets. It is safe for your pets, kids and the environment as well. No residue gets left on the carpet, so they will feel very clean and healthy. However, depending on what kind of carpet you have, there are other cleaning methods that can be used. If you aren’t sure what the best cleaning technique is for your carpet, check to see what the manufacturer recommends.

When trying to find the best carpet cleaners for your carpet, ask if the company is conscious of the environment. This will help to ensure that the protectors, stain removers and conditioners used by the service are environmentally friendly and won’t cause long-term negative effects. There shouldn’t be any cleaning product residue left behind after the cleaning has been completed. It cannot be overemphasized how important precise and proper cleaning methods are. Green carpet cleaning methods are very effective in making sure your home environment and carpets are healthy and clean.