The comments address issues in the following areas: Among other things, the letter notes that EPA missed opportunities to engage its state and local partners and recommends that any final rule should have clearer applicability criteria, include a more expansive record of how EPA determined the best system of emission reduction, be accompanied with example state plan language, not interfere with existing state GHG programs and be supported with supplementary implementation funding for air agencies. In the comments, NACAA emphasized the need for federal, state and local air agencies to work cooperatively and the critical importance of increased federal funding for state and local agencies that are implementing these programs. NACAA also recommended that EPA treat states in a consistent manner, to the extent possible; work toward global-sector settlements, where appropriate with state and local input ; use settlement monies to advance the objectives of environmental statutes; and provide an environmental presence and support to aid state and local agencies in enforcement activities, when requested.
Print Article Lately I have been getting a lot of inquiries from inventors who are interested in contingency fee representation. I have always believed that the overwhelming majority of inventors want to hear it straight and are looking for a road-map to get from point A to point B.
The thing I preach all the time, and the theme of this article, is understanding the industry. The more you understand about what you should do, when you should do it and the economic realities facing the various players you will come in contact with the better off you will be to safely and successfully navigate the difficult waters of going from invention to money.
The first thing to understand is that there is no such thing as contingency representation for purpose of preparing, filing and ultimately obtaining a patent. Patent attorneys and patent agents simply do not take contingency clients when the matter is patent procurement.
The unfortunate aspect of these widespread commercials is that they have lead many, including inventors, to believe that all attorneys work on a contingency basis regardless of the work to be provided. That is simply not true. Team up with Enhance to bring your invention to life and get it to market!
Having spent time as a litigator at the beginning of my career I know exactly what goes into taking a case on a contingency basis. That is why it is perfect for personal injury attorneys.
They can tell with great certainty, if they are being honest, if money will be recovered. Most inventors hate hearing this, but inventing is the easiest part of the entire process. This seemingly outrageous statement is perfectly accurate because inventing is the only part of the process that can be completely controlled.
Once the invention is complete control shifts away from the inventor to others, like patent examiners and consumers, market forces take effect and even good inventions wind up being commercial failures. When you file a patent application you need to depend on the fact that you will get a fair examination by a fair Patent Examiner, and even if you get a fair Patent Examiner they may just look at the law and your invention from a different point of view.
The patent process cannot be controlled because ultimately you have a patent examiner you need to please, but you have complete ability to define the invention and guide the process to a positive outcome, which can be achieved in a high percentage of cases if the attorney is familiar with the technology and the client is willing to pay enough to do the work actually required.
But as is the case in virtually all aspects of life there are Patent Examiners that do not play by the rules, and there is no accounting for the Patent Examiner with an honestly held difference of opinion.
After the invention and patent process there are all kinds of hurdles to money showing up. You need to find a licensee and get the licensee to part with money, or you need to build the invention or implement the invention and wait for consumers to start buying.
See Getting Your Invention to Market: When it comes time to market your invention you may be told you have exactly what people are looking for, but then wind up getting beaten out by an improvement; this happened to my uncle who was a patented inventor.
There are also costs all along the way, and even if there is an extremely high likelihood the invention will be successful the time horizon to money i. Aside from the fact that there are a great many things that can and will go wrong on the way from invention to money, inventors who have no skin in the game typically fold like a pop-tent the first time there is a glitch.
Yes, I do have experience with this in the patent space, foolishly having tried at times earlier in my career to take work on a contingency basis. I think many patent attorneys and patent agents have foolishly tried to take contingency work, perhaps for a family member or friend.
I have never made a dime and I know of no patent attorney or patent agent who has ever made a dime on a contingency deal. So you simply cannot realistically expect a patent attorney or patent agent to represent you with respect to your patent work on a contingency basis.
You will be rich! Remember only about one-third of America watches the Super Bowlabout half of the people in the U. If you are serious about determining the size of the market you will go to the U.
Census Bureau and dig through the data. I also strongly recommend reading Plausibly estimating the market for your invention. Everyone thinks their invention is the next grand slam homerun, and that is great. Even crazy simple patent applications can take 20 hours to draft properly, and something of modest complexity, like a kitchen gadget, can take an entire week to do properly if it really is something that has homerun potential — particularly now in the PTAB era.
How many people can take half a week, or a full week off to work for free in hopes of making money at some yet to be determined distant point in time in the future? Over my career I have been amazed at how many people are creative in one manner or another. There are truly wonderful entrepreneurs and highly creative inventors out there, more so than most people would imagine.
Successful inventors and entrepreneurs hire competent patent professionals and pay them so that they devote the necessary time to do a good job.
It is at least somewhat common, however, for inventors to start down the patent path, perhaps with a patent search and provisional patent application filing, and then go out seeking investors. There are investors who will invest because that is their business.
Patent attorneys and patent agents, on the other hand, are in the business of doing work for a fee. So asking a patent attorney or patent agent to invest in hopes of recovery is asking someone who is in the fee for service business to buy into your idea without hardly knowing you and without knowing whether you will continue to follow through as life challenges and business challenges mount.
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