Podcast with Steve Weinrieb – The Mechanical Patent Attorney

Podcast with Steve Weinrieb – The Mechanical Patent Attorney

I had the opportunity to have a 38 minutes long phone discussion with Steve Weinrieb.

Steve is one of the dyed-in-the-wool longtime US patent practitioners, with today 50 years practice in the area of patents.

Steve gave me a lot of insights into his practice.

He also released his e-book “Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution in the United States” for publication on my webpage.

Here comes the podcast:

Show notes

  • How Steve got into the area of patents [00:55]
  • Was the area of patents infringement always as trendy as it is today? [05:15]
  • When you look back at 50 years in the patent profession, what were the good decisions that you have made? What would you recommend to a Newbie who wants to start in the patent profession today? [06:00]
  • Steve on drafting good patent claims [10:20]
  • When did you start to write your book and why? [12:30]
  • How to not draft a patent application? [16:00]
  • How to draft a good patent application [17:45]
  • Do you recommend a certain sequence for drafting the various parts of the patent application? [21:45]
  • Why is it better than other sequences? [23:00]
  • Advantages and Obviousness [24:55]
  • Why a comprehensive patent specification is important during examination [27:00]
  • Steve about Obviousness and Inventive Step at the USPTO [30:50]

Here are the two patent documents that Steve mentions at minute [07:35] of the podcast:

135-019-1 – 2013-12-26 – USPP 20130340819

135-019-1 – 2016-12-13 – US 9520515

Steve’s book is here

PATENT APPLICATION PREPARATION AND PROSECUTION IN THE UNITED STATES

 Selected Links





Did you like what you just read? Then please sign up for my free Tip of the Week!