IN THE TRENCHES WITH INVENTORS – SEASON 1

Each week you’ll hear from actual Inventors, they tell us ‘How & Why Their Patents Were Invalidated’. These amazing Inventors share their stories first hand. You’ll be horrified, saddened and inspired all at once. Watch episodes below on this page. Click here if you want to register for the next WebCast; watch and interact with the panels and experts through ‘chat’ during the live episode.

We also address some PTAB Myths and Facts Learn more here: PTAB MYTHS AND FACTS
PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) – What is it? Learn more about this and many other issues inventors face on a daily basis.

Episode 4 – October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020 – Tune into this week’s educational and entertaining episode. We speak to Dr. Steven LeBoeuf of Valencell, the inventor who helped create the market for wearable bio-metric sensors. His workable solutions are accurate for broad use. Prior to his work, wearable sensors were limited to hospitals and other situations where the user was fairly immobile. He solved the problem, got several patents on it, and built a company that licenses the technology for health, medical and consumer uses. He ended up in a fight with Apple and others. Steven explains the difficulties he faced and still faces today. https://valencell.com/

We also speak with Tom Waugh of Seamless Pole, Inc.
Tom Waugh figured out how to make large metal power poles in 60 seconds apiece, a very small fraction of what they were taking previously. Poles created with his method were also more aesthetic and stronger. He patented his technology and entered into talks with a large utility company that expressed interest in licensing. Rather than license, they decided to just take the technology and use the PTAB against Tom. View the complaint:

Seamless-Pole-complaint

These real-world stories highlight the problems with the current PTAB system in protecting patent rights. Out guest panelists also help dispel some of the myths about PTAB, e.g. Myth – PTAB corrects mistakenly issued patents. https://www.usinventor.org/6704-ptab-myths-and-facts/

We also cover a range of topics in our Q&A session, such as: “Should Inventors hold off on introducing any product because of how easy it would be to copy. What would be a good strategy?”

Episode 3 – October 15, 2020

Three inventors share their story about how they faced off with large corporations intent on taking their patented inventions. We discuss how the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is used against inventors by large infringers to drive up the cost of litigation. These inventors will describe what happened there and why we need to restore the rights of inventors.

Episode 2 – October 8, 2020

You will hear the stories of 3 inventors with valuable patented inventions who faced off with large corporations intent on taking their inventions. We discuss how the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is used against inventors by large infringers. These inventors will describe what happened there and why we need to restore the rights of inventors.

Episode 1 – Series Premiere – September 28, 2020

Hear From Actual Inventors The How & Why Their Patents Were Invalidated: We interviewed 3 very successful inventors with multi-million dollar products and their experience at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Additional information and Links: PTAB Myths and Facts: https://www.usinventor.org/6704-ptab-myth…
Read and sign the inventor rights resolution act now: https://www.usinventor.org/resolution/