Patents: What Amazon Sellers Need to Know

In this episode, we talk about everything Amazon sellers need to know about filing patents for their innovative products.

Rich Goldstein, Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law explains in simple terms the differences between a patent, trademark and copyright. He talks about the different types of patents, when and where you should file for one, how to prepare for filing, and how the process varies from one country to another.

Rich Goldstein

Episode highlights

  • What are the differences between a patent, trademark and copyright? 
  • When should Amazon sellers patent a product?
  • When is a product patent-worthy?
  • How design patents are different from utility patents. What is trade dress
  • Differences in patent laws in U.S., U.K. and China. If a seller wants to sell their product in multiple markets, do they need to patent the product in each market?
  • The process of patenting a product, how much does it cost and how long it takes.
  • Prior Art and other preparation you need to do before filing a patent.
  • Can a patent be filed directly by a seller or do they need a patent attorney / agency.
  • Types of products Amazon sellers are patenting.
  • How can sellers ensure they’re not inadvertently infringing on someone else’s patents or copyright. 
  • One piece of advice to someone who’s just starting their eCommerce business.
  • About ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent

About Rich Goldstein

Rich has built a career on working with both individual inventors and start-up companies. He has given critical advice to more than 10,000 inventors, and has obtained nearly 2,000 patents for his clients.

He has educated thousands more about the patent process through his seminars, educational videos, and best selling book: The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent.

He also works directly with executives to help them make effective decisions to protect their IP, meet their business goals, and leverage the value of what they have already created. 

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