My goal is to help inventors protect themselves and flourish. I want America and the world to benefit by affording all inventors the opportunity to develop and turn their ideas into working solutions. However we must act now. We have to fix the current laws.
Simply put, I want to help other inventors succeed in protecting their patents, and in doing so, keep the American dream alive. My patented solution to the 63 year-old problem of filling and tying water balloons, Bunch O Balloons, instantly became the number one selling spring/summer toy and won Toy of the Year in 2018. It was just as quickly knocked-off resulting in a patent litigation now totaling 6 patents, 5 patent suits, 5 PTAB petitions/trials, 4 preliminary injunctions, and 8 appeals at the Federal Circuit.
I volunteer full-time and donate a significant amount of my finances to help restore inventor rights. Recently I moved my family to Washington D.C. to be closer to lawmakers so I can help make inventors’ voices heard.
Let’s face it, the vast majority of inventors have no idea that patent trolls can get away with stealing their invention by paying a fee for the USPTO to cancel their previously approved and granted patents. 95% of inventors I speak with have no idea this is practice is happening. To be fair, I too had no idea when I first received my patent that the government would turn around and take it back while costing me over a million dollars of legal fees in the process.