"Fans think that winning is easy…well…winning ain’t easy!"
- Charles Barkley
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common that unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race."
- Calvin Coolidge
|The Typical Patent Mill||Patent Mentors|
|Typical patent firms focus on the patent process and occasionally on helping you license an invention||At Patent Mentors we focus on end-to-end product development and commercialization. As such we are well-prepared to focus on helping you anticipate the key aspects of product design, manufacturing and marketing necessary for your success|
|Typical patent firms focus only on individual inexperienced inventors||At Patent Mentors we educate and consult for individuals, groups and businesses, and adjust our training based on the experience and needs of the inventor|
|Typical patent firms (as seen on TV!) focus on helping you get a Patent Pending (Provisional Patent)and rarely emphasize the complexity, expense and risk of getting a full-blown patent.||At Patent Mentors we focus on helping product developers maximize their chances for commercial success. While in rare cases Provisional Patents can be of some value, we believe they are often the “Participation Awards” of the inventing world; in other words, something which gives a false impression of achievement and which can distract from your chances of achieving true long-term success. Patent Mentors will work with you to help determine an appropriate patent strategy. While our recommendations may lead to more effort that you had been led to believe was necessary from other firms, we will not give you a false sense of progress which leads to little true value.|
|Typical patent firms may require you to disclose the details of your invention||At Patent Mentors our focus is on educating you to conduct as much of the product development process yourself as you desire. In some cases, we may need to know some aspects of your idea, however we prefer to keep this to the minimum necessary for the support we provide. In many cases we can give you the necessary support without knowing the confidential details of your invention.|
|Typical patent firms focus on one specific invention or idea you may have||At Patent Mentors, we help you develop an Inventor’s mindset. We will guide you in a way that will not only help you develop your product but which will give you a road map for the creative process which can help you learn to identify the inventions hiding in plain sight all around you.|
|Typical Patent firms focus predominantly on the patent process (where they earn their fees!)||At Patent Mentors we focus on design and end-to-end product development as well as patents. We believe that while patents are important, they are in most cases less than half of what is necessary to monetize a product idea.|
|Typical patent firms assume you already have an idea or invention design||With Patent Mentors you will not need to have a current idea. Our goal is to open your eyes to potential inventions by knowing where, when and how to see an opportunity and seize that opportunity to create something new. Once you learn these techniques you will likely find yourself finding potential inventions on an ongoing basis|
|Typical patent firms predominantly focus on fee-based services focused on patents||At Patent Mentors, our primary focus is on education to help you, the inventor, create profitable products. We provide focused fee-based services as a supplement for the education we provide, not as a replacement for it.|
|The Patent Mills tell you what you think you want to hear||Patent Mentors helps you learn what you need to know to have the best chance for success|
"Don't ever forget that you just might wind up being wrong."
- Jimmy Buffett