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  • The essence of IP in modern economy

    Posted on May 13th, 2013 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Well, this is something that one could write about in his Ph.D graduation work , I suppose …  As I never graduated any universities, I just take it as  my homework  :)  But don’t you worry – I would not go for a long as I like to crack this nut real’ fast 4 you !

    Yes, you can go through various figures and long line of numbers to explain the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for economical growth. The WIPO Director Kamil Idris has  done so 10 years ago giving a rather good explanation in his brief report.

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    I will cut this short for you:  Nearly all of the top 10 companies in this World are coming from the US. The major value is not in their factories or warehouses but in their IP portfolios. Actually IP makes around 80% of their total market value. Furthermore, in 2003 US had 4700 staff members working for its Patent offices with the total budget of $863 M and these numbers have been growing since. The trend shows very well how modern economy  stands on IP rights in developed World. For example the giant Microsoft has more than 31 000 patents on his name ! If  you ask why – the answer is simple: To hold  the lead. Yes, there are way too many patent trolls‘ & lawsuits about, but that’s the World for us today – If one does well – the others are about ! So if your patent is strong enough you are likely to meet the big corporation at the court ! And if you happen to win, only then you will be a millionaire…  Surely there is no easy way out for the private inventor. First you got to invent and then you GOT TO protect all your IP rights really well to be able to go anywhere. Would that change for us in the near future – it’s hard to tell … 

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    * If you need a consultation about your IP or invention idea , please do not hesitate to contact to me. 

    Email: leo@estonia100.com

  • Your idea – My expertise

    Posted on January 17th, 2013 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    After 3 years of voluntary work with independent inventors I have come to recognition that it is time to re-value my presence. So, from now on I have my company & there is a little fee  for my service, but nothing major. Mainly because I could continue what I have been doing so far – consulting people about their ideas & intellectual property rights  (IPR) including prototype making, publications, exhibitions & commercialisation of the invention. There is a lot to learn & share and surely not as easy as it looks.

    Anyways, I do get letters from around the Globe & people ask me all sorts of questions about their inventions. My job is to understand the stage of the idea or invention and also to specify needs, so they can move on to make their dreams come true !

    In that way I am  the Angel of inventors , giving them simple, yet a special advice what to do next.  If you are one of those people with a great idea on your hand – then you can write to me also or even meet me in person!  My email is:  leo@estonia100.com . I promise, I will keep your idea confidential.  You even do not have to tell me exactly what is your invention – I can still help you to move on  - Yes, it is possible indeed  :o)

    Happy inventing ! 

  • So, why I am doing this ?

    Posted on October 1st, 2010 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Quite a few people have asked me how did I come to the idea to make the “Estonian Inventor”. Well, my story is simple. I was looking for help to file my first invention in Estonia in 2004. I got some free expert advise from Estonian Patent Office at the time and that was good. But for a person who never studied engineering or law , this info was pretty tough to bite through. So I struggled and worked on this for the next 2 years before I was able to file my first patent, without paying anything to patent attorneys.  I was able to file the same patent in the UK and USA year later. It all made me wonder why there is no simple approach or web page out there to help common people with little funds like me. As all these and many other thoughts about inventing and IP were spinning in my head every single day I was looking for the place where I could possibly leave them. I made some comments in newspapers now and then, but that didn’t do the job. Finally I found blogging as the way out and I must admit it’s been working ever since ! I was surely inspired by “American Inventor” , which gave me the idea for my blog name. Luckily I did already knew what to do with it …

    My aim today is to help inventors and entrepreneurs around the World to find an easy access to free IP & patent information. I also recommend you to contact your patent office and patent attorney if you have funds available. But if you  have not, then do not be afraid – YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF ! For that just browse the top banner and sidebar of my blog and you can find out much more : )

    Another idea of my webpage is to introduce Estonian made inventions and the latest technologies that I notice on my journey.

    “Estonian Inventor” was established on the 20th March 2009 and has attracted nearly 4000 unique visitors from over 90 countries to date. The latest entry has just come from Vietnam this morning : )

    Today I represent  ’Estonian Inventors Association’ in the UK and also our little country at the British Innovation Expo in London 2010.

    http://www.britishinventionshow.com/show/index.html

  • Five fatal errors.

    Posted on September 6th, 2010 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Thanks to my friend Mikk from IPEstonia , I found the homepage of General Patent few days ago. This is more than 20 years old New York based Patent Corporation, helping people to protect and enforce their IP rights in US and Worldwide.  It got my attention because they have published an article , which can be beneficial to any inventor anywhere.  Just have a good read : )

    http://www.generalpatent.com/five-fatal-errors-many-inventors-make-–-and-how-avoid-them