Trade Show Dangers – Incubate IP
Exhibiting at a trade show is an important first step for startups to bring their products to market. Everybody has to do it; you have to do it, too. But did you know that exhibiting at a trade show before you file your patent applications can be fatal to your intellectual property portfolio? That’s right. The Patent Act says that you have to file patent applications before you sell or offer your product for sale.
As soon as that offer for sale is made, even if nobody buys it, you have ruined your chance to file for patent protection for your product. Find out more by scheduling a free consultation with me, Randy Micheletti, at Incubate IP. The website is www.IncubateIP.com or give me a call at (312) 600-5412.