North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 186: Steve Wigmore, YourPatentExpert.com
Steve Wigmore, YourPatentExpert.com, shares his journey into intellectual property law, how his time working as a U.S. Patent Office examiner helps him better serve his clients, and much more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and is broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Steve Wigmore, YourPatentExpert.com
Steve Wigmore designed and developed YourPatentExpert.com. This is a website geared for Start-Up companies and Inventors / Entrepreneurs. This website describes the patenting process in simple terms which should be easy to understand. Steve discovered that many existing websites do not provide good information about the patenting process and which are easy to understand.
In his law practice, Steve supports a wide range of patent clients: from entrepreneurs to large Fortune 100 Companies. Steve counsels start-up companies as well as individual inventors on how to build their intellectual property portfolios. He also advises clients on how to maintain and enforce mature portfolios. Steve serves both American and International (non-U.S.) clients seeking to protect their innovations and ideas in the United States.
Steve’s prior experience as a former USPTO Utility Patent Examiner has given him unique insights on how to secure patents very efficiently from the USPTO as well as other patent offices throughout the world. Steve finds it interesting that the patent process has not changed that much over time compared to when he was a Utility Patent Examiner over two decades ago.
Steve helps companies and individual inventors secure patents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and other Patent Offices throughout the World. He has successfully represented clients in appeals of their patent cases to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Steve has also prosecuted several trademark applications successfully to registration.
His experience has also included preparing and negotiating license agreements for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Steve has also supported many corporate transactions by conducting due diligence projects to assess large intellectual property portfolios and performing background work needed for intellectual property related opinions. He has prepared patent invalidity, patent non-infringement, and freedom to operate opinions as well as public protests against patent applications in connection with his due diligence support and other matters.
North Fulton Business Radio” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.