US Patent and Trademark Office

US Patent and Trademark Office

My experience with the US Patent and Trademark Office was overall a good one. I did have to resubmit my product twice for my patent and several times for my trade dress. But that happens to many inventors. It takes an average of 22.5 months for a patent to issue....
The Surprising Reason for Lack of Women Inventors

The Surprising Reason for Lack of Women Inventors

At a recent innovation keynote speech I gave to Fortune 500 women executives, sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions, we examined some of the reasons fewer than 15 percent of all patents in the world are secured by women inventors. This isn’t patents held...
Charlotte Odlum Smith – Champion of Women Inventors

Charlotte Odlum Smith – Champion of Women Inventors

The Woman Inventor Inventors and innovators are a unique breed. Creative Innovation would like to spotlight those people who have helped change the course of history or simply made life better and easier through their innovative products, designs or processes....