Mark McKitrick

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Webster’s Dictionary defines “invention” as “a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and experiment”. An invention can be an entirely new concept, or an improvement of an existing concept. A “process” may include industrial or technical processes. A process is also the way an invention performs. Examples are a manufacturing process (for making devices or a drug) and computer software (which performs in a unique way). Also included are “compositions of matter” which can be mixtures of ingredients or new chemical compounds. "Combination patents are granted for an invention that unites existing components in a new way", stated McKitrick. "There is still a wide playing field open for combination patents".

If you think you have an invention, protect it with a patent application. Most people (or somebody they know) have had an idea, done nothing with it, and then seen it successfully brought to market by someone else. Worse yet is when somebody has an idea, actually pursues patent protection, and finds that somebody has beaten them to the punch. For example; Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone patent application was submitted one day before that of Elisha Gray. Who is Elisha Gray? Exactly the point.

“With the impending first to file patent law favoring big business, and the world’s playing field shrinking, I cannot imagine why anyone would not be rushing to file patents on existing ideas, or thinking of new ideas and filing”, stated Mark McKitrick, author of the new workbook titled “The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing”. “Patents filed now will fall under the existing first to invent rules, which are advantageous to everyday inventors. We make provisional patent filing easy, extremely affordable, and understandable with our new book.”

How affordable? The user may write an unlimited number of provisional patent applications using the workbook’s proprietary easy-to-use patent template. The only additional expense is the $110 U.S. Patent & Trademark Office filing fee for each patent application. This is compared to a $1,000 or more cost for each provisional patent if written by a patent attorney. Furthermore, if you write the provisional patent yourself, you usually get a better product in the end. Adds Dr. Sena, “Nobody cares about your new idea more than you do. You are thinking about it night and day. When writing your own provisional patent, you think of details and variations that only you would think of.”

Mr. McKitrick and Dr. Sena have written “The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing”. This book offers a complete inventor’s guide from the “aha” moment of product conception through the entire process of development of the new idea, and is meant for people from all walks of life with any type of idea. Included are invaluable proprietary templates for writing provisional patents, business plans, and product brochures. The easy-to-follow “Ideaing” guidebook will also, among many other benefits, help the inventor determine if their idea is worth pursuing before they pour money into it.

The authors, who have enjoyed many successes (and learned many expensive and character-building lessons) along their respective paths, will save readers hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with their experience and suggestions. The reader will learn about patent and market research, writing their patent, developing their product, writing a business plan, finding angel and venture capital, and much more. Just as importantly, they will learn when to consult specialists (patent attorneys, prototype experts, etc.). This book will show inventors what and what not to do themselves, and how to make their time spent with specialists more productive (and therefore less expensive).

“Our goal, utilizing our years of experience in the idea development process, is to empower people in all walks of life with the necessary tools that can make them successful,” states Mr. McKitrick, “and our templates save a tremendous amount of time and money. Best of all, people will look and feel like an experienced inventor, regardless of their walk in life”.

“The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing” is available at all fine bookstores. Templates are available electronically at: www.ideaing.us

“First to file” is not working out for small businesses in Canada, and the UK’s patent system is “broken”. The EU, which also operates under first to file, declared an “innovation emergency”. Questions remain as to why the US would change its patent law to a first to file system to harmonize with other countries that lack the innovation potential that America currently has. It may well add up to major obstacles for future small business start-ups, and hinder job growth. “While there may be pros and cons to this act, we do know from other countries that first to file does not favor small business, and we have an 18-month window to get our (IP) intellectual property protected before first to file becomes law. And the window may be even shorter than that, because corporate inventors filing under the new act can claim protection if they publicly disclosed their idea up to 12 months prior to their patent filing. So says Mark McKitrick and Kim Sena, authors of a new invention workbook titled “The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing”.

“With the impending first to file law favoring big business, and the world’s playing field shrinking, I cannot imagine why anyone would not be rushing to file patents on existing ideas, or thinking of new ideas and filing,” stated Mr. McKitrick. “Patents filed now will fall under the existing first to invent rules, which are advantageous to small business inventors. We make provisional patent filing easy, affordable, and understandable with our new book.” Mr. McKitrick adds that when the new patent law goes into effect, large corporations will rush to file ideas that aren’t even fully developed. “There will be cases where corporations will file three, four, or more patents on the way to developing an entire concept. They can easily afford to do this. The typical person with an idea can now file multiple patent applications by utilizing our new workbook. This allows the person to lay claim to their idea, even if they don’t plan to develop it right away. Our book helps to level the playing field.”

Mr. McKitrick and Dr. Sena have written “The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing”. This book offers a complete inventor’s guide from the “aha” moment of product conception through the entire process of development of the new idea, and is meant for people from all walks of life with any type of idea. Included are invaluable proprietary templates for writing provisional patents, business plans, and product brochures. The easy-to-follow “Ideaing” guidebook will also, among many other benefits, help the inventor determine if their idea is worth pursuing before they pour money into it.

The authors, who have enjoyed many successes (and learned many expensive and character-building lessons) along their respective paths, will save readers hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with their experience and suggestions. The reader will learn about patent and market research, writing their patent, developing their product, writing a business plan, finding angel and venture capital, and much more. Just as importantly, they will learn when to consult specialists (patent attorneys, prototype experts, etc.). This book will show inventors what and what not to do themselves, and how to make their time spent with specialists more productive (and therefore less expensive).

“Our goal, utilizing our years of experience in the idea development process, is to empower people in all walks of life with the necessary tools that can make them successful,” states Dr. Sena, “and our templates save a tremendous amount of time and money. Best of all, people will look and feel like an experienced inventor, regardless of their walk in life”.

For more information, visit: www.ideaing.us

This book offers a complete inventor’s guide from the “aha” moment through the entire process of development of a new idea, and is targeted at inventors and entrepreneurs of any type of product. Everyone has good ideas, and this easy-to-follow guidebook will, among many other benefits, help them determine if their idea is worth pursuing before they pour money into it.

“Our goal is to empower people in all walks of life, unemployed or employed, with the necessary tools that can make them successful,” stated Mark McKitrick. Co-author Dr. Kim Sena states that their proprietary included patent template allows the user to professionally complete their own patent for the cost of the government filing fee of $110.00.

The book is loaded with real life experiences and can help readers avoid the many pitfalls that occur in the field of inventing. The guide offers step by step instructions, along with timing triggers, and several business tools that include; a patent template, business plan template, confidential disclosure agreement, and a brochure template, all of which are offered in electronic and in written form.

In addition to the guide, the book uniquely includes support mechanisms for every phase of the inventor’s product development, including design, prototype development, local and international procurement, and venture capital procurement.

“For years people have said I should write a book so I can help everyone”, states McKitrick. “We know the success rate for new products is less than 10%, and we can improve those odds dramatically by helping inventors think rationally. We have made mistakes over the years that have ultimately led to success, albeit the hard way, and this book will hopefully steer others away from making the same mistakes.”

Joe Finkler, President and co-founder of Grand Rapids (MI) Inventors Club, says that he is excited to see this step by step guide as inventors are always looking for help when they get stuck. This guide is an awesome tool with value that far exceeds the cost of $129.00, and I am going to recommend it to everyone.

“The Complete Guide to Inexpensive Ideaing” is available at all fine bookstores, and electronically at: www.ideaing.us

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