Patent Lawyer Mark Trenner answers questions about “Where do I go with my bright idea.”
Introduction: We are here in Colorado to interview Denver-area patent attorney Mark Trenner. Mark has been practicing as a patent attorney for almost 14 years; the past 9 years at Trenner Law Firm. While his practice focuses primarily on helping small businesses protect their inventions with patents, Trenner Law Firm assists clients build out all aspects of their intellectual property portfolio, including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Interviewer: The Kenosha News in Wisconsin recently published an article titled “Where do I go with my bright idea.” It looks like they are talking to a local inventors and entrepreneurs club. What’s your take?
Patent Attorney: Colorado has an inventor club too, as do many regions. These clubs can be a good place to meet other inventors, find out about local businesses that offer inventor services, such as prototyping, marketing, and funding. Just be careful not to talk about your invention at these or any other type of open meetings.
Interviewer: Why is that, don’t you have one year from any public disclosure to file a patent application?
For Part 2, see New Patent Law Wisconsin Q & A – Part 2 of 4