Shark Week: Patent Edition (Round 2!)

 Patent Illustration from  patents.google.com

Patent Illustration from patents.google.com

Today's shark patent is an invention titled "Method Of and Means for Repelling Sharks." This invention operates based off of wave frequencies that may repel sharks and keep them from attacking humans. More about this invention can be found here. 

Also, check out our previous Shark Week blog posts!

Shark Week: Patent Edition

Shark Week: Patent Edition

 Patent Illustration from  patents.google.com

Patent Illustration from patents.google.com

In honor of Shark Week being this week, we are going to be posting a series of patents related to sharks! Today's patent is an "Electric Anti-Shark Dart." This invention is used for "incapacitating a marine predator" and more information about it can be found here. 

What Do You Do Once You Have a Patent?

 Patent image from cobizmag.com 

Patent image from cobizmag.com 

Obtaining a patent is great news, but you may be left wondering, what do I do with this patent now that I have it? This decision ultimately depends on your business goals, however, the article linked here gives a great overview of some of the decisions that you could make. For instance, you could decide to go into production and actually create whatever you patented, or you could decide to license out your idea for payment such as royalties. The linked article not only covers these topics, but also offers some of the benefits of each of these options, so read on!

If you are still in the process of obtaining a patent and need illustrations, you can submit a project request right here on our website. Bluebot is always open to new customers and we would love to work with you!

"Good Drawings Make for Good Applications"

 An example of a patent illustration from bresslergroup.com.

An example of a patent illustration from bresslergroup.com.

Patent illustrations ultimately serve to help make your patent application clearer and to protect your invention. Additionally, having the correct illustrations and making sure that they are well drawn can benefit your patent application even more. As the article states, "Good Drawings Make for Good Applications." This statement again shows that when your drawings are of good quality, your application is even better. 

The linked article also goes through some of the requirements for patent illustrations. Although there are many regulations, having a good patent illustrator can make your job easier. A great patent illustrator can also make your patent application higher quality, as already mentioned. Continue reading to learn even more about patent applications and patent illustration!

The Importance of Patent Illustrations (Edition 2)

 Image from blogs.microsoft.com

Image from blogs.microsoft.com

Are you wondering if you need illustrations in your patent application? As quoted from the linked article, "whenever a drawing would assist in the understanding of an invention, you need at least one patent drawing." Illustrations serve to help you and depict your invention. 

Additionally, there are many regulations in reference to patent illustrations. For instance, there is a specified paper size, however, you can find all of the regulations in a quick Google search. The linked article also states that "because the detail of the patent drawing is what" protects "you, having a professional patent illustrator is quite wise. Without question, the best way to broaden the scope of any application is to file the application with multiple, detailed and professional drawings. The benefit received from professional patent illustration is well worth the investment."

If you are having trouble meeting all of the regulations for patent illustrations or if you want to hand your illustrations over to professionals, contact Bluebot Studios today! 

Check out The Importance of Patent Illustrations (Edition 1) for more information! 

The Small (& Strange!) Details Related to Filing Patents

Filing a patent requires a vast amount of knowledge, but did you know that you must comply with these small and strange details? For instance, slang is not allowed and the USPTO wants you to use india ink. Continue reading the article for more strange details!

Also, keep in mind that if you need help drawing your patent illustrations, Bluebot Studios can help. Contact us today to start your project and receive patent illustrations from experienced illustrators!

Why are Patents the Key to Innovation?

 Image from biomassmagazine.com

Image from biomassmagazine.com

Imagine if patents didn't exist. What would the world be like? Would people still invent, or would they give up out of fear of others copying each of their inventions? Check out this excerpt from an article titled "A World Without Patents" that perfectly encompasses what would happen if protection of inventions was not available.

"Without patents and the competitive protections they afford, individuals and companies will not invest the money it takes to develop new cures for disease or create new technological wonders. That’s because they know others will simply copy their inventions with impunity and then sell them at a much lower cost, since it didn’t cost them a dime to develop these in the first place. This is a terrific way to drive the innovators out of any industry."

Continue reading the linked article to find out many of the different patents that affect our lives everyday. Some of these patents include anti-lock brakes and GPS navigation. Can you imagine life without these inventions? 

Bluebot Studios is Celebrating 14 Years of Business!

We've passed a milestone and we're celebrating. This month marks 14 years of business for Bluebot Studios!

As we are celebrating our 14 year anniversary, we realize that we would not be where we are today without our clients. Therefore, we want to thank each of our clients for choosing us to provide their patent illustrations. Additionally, we want to thank our prospective clients for taking the time to view our website and considering the option of working with us. We look forward to working with all of our existing and new clients in the future! 

P.S. If you would like to start a project with us, you can contact us at projects@bluebotstudios.com. 

Why Are Patents So Important?

 Image via Let's Talk Payments. 

Image via Let's Talk Payments. 

Are you questioning whether a patent is worth the cost that you will incur? If you are, then this post is for you! Patents are valuable for numerous reasons, all of which are summed up in the linked article. For instance, a patent can make you more valuable to investors. A portfolio can show that you have expertise or valuable innovations that may make investors more willing to give money. Continue reading to learn more reasons for why patents are so important!