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Tim Mullins
03-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Getting it through the patent application process as a novice was WAY harder than inventing it in the first place! Whoo Hoo!

And thanks to the many of you who have given it a try over the last two years!

deschutestrout
03-10-2015, 05:08 PM
That's awesome! Congrats!

timmit65
03-10-2015, 05:23 PM
Congrats! Good luck!

hollisdwyer
03-10-2015, 05:51 PM
Congratulations! I just ordered one for my DaSilva Martin Style 3K. It's a slippery little bugger.

Ukulele Eddie
03-10-2015, 06:50 PM
Congratulations!

igorthebarbarian
03-10-2015, 07:03 PM
Congratulations on being a real life official Inventor!

TheCraftedCow
03-11-2015, 06:00 AM
Having looked into getting a patent for an invention which would be used in another field, I know that you have certainly shown a strong belief in the merit of your application of a scientific principle. Your commitment to your idea is commendable. I salute you.

Tim Mullins
03-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Thanks, all! My mother is very proud!

Ukejenny
03-11-2015, 07:28 AM
That is wonderful! Congratulations!


Thanks, all! My mother is very proud!

actadh
03-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Thanks, all! My mother is very proud!
Then that is high praise indeed! Congratulations - your strap fills a need and thank you for the time you have invested in it.

Phuufme
03-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Congrats, as a CFO of a small business with a few patents (for which we use patent attorneys) I know how difficult it is to navigate that process. Way to go!

spookelele
03-11-2015, 08:06 AM
cool!

Have you had an issue with someone selling knock off moebius straps?

Thing about patents.. is that the work is still on you to go sue/(cease and desist) people for copying your invention, and with things that are lowish volume, the legal pursuit can often exceed any money you'd get from suing them. I've seen this issue happen in other small industries where sadly, even with a patent it's unfeasible financially to defend it.

Tim Mullins
03-11-2015, 04:42 PM
cool!

Have you had an issue with someone selling knock off moebius straps?

Thing about patents.. is that the work is still on you to go sue/(cease and desist) people for copying your invention, and with things that are lowish volume, the legal pursuit can often exceed any money you'd get from suing them. I've seen this issue happen in other small industries where sadly, even with a patent it's unfeasible financially to defend it.

So far I'm only aware of some people who have made their own, not for sale. I guess if you want to go to that trouble to save $16.95, have at it! I suppose the patent is mostly vanity (Look! I'm an Inventor!) and to keep the honest people honest. And I wish it were so profitable it was worth ripping off! I hope enterprising crooks can find a more lucrative product to copy!

pogeybait
03-14-2015, 05:33 AM
I just reviewed your patent's file wrapper (I'm a patent attorney). You had a few missteps but generally did a very good job getting your claims to allowance! Well done!

Tim Mullins
03-14-2015, 07:02 AM
I just reviewed your patent's file wrapper (I'm a patent attorney). You had a few missteps but generally did a very good job getting your claims to allowance! Well done!

Thanks! I have a new appreciation for the level of expertise and detail required in your job! And it isn't even all over yet! There was a typo (their fault!) in the claim and I had to request a Certificate of Correction. It never stops!