Myth: Your Patent Attorney Is Your Friend

Don’t ask the barber if you need a haircut.

The conflict of interest between the client and the attorney is huge.

We look at an example of an inventor who thought he was getting a “good” patent but it turns out that the patent attorney was only responsible getting “a” patent.  The client was disappointed when his invention was “ripped off” and he learned it was his attorney’s fault.

The bottom line: it is the client’s responsibility to make sure you get a valuable patent.