Experienced inventors and entrepreneurs with a background in
Patent Ideation, Invention, Litigation and Licensing
The IPN understands inventors, because we are inventors and entrepreneurs. Our team has a proven track record in all phases of IP creation and licensing. Our passion is helping ideas become reality, by establishing partnerships with inventors or anyone with a creative idea or an inventive personality; we can help you the inventor bring your idea to life.
Because we are inventors we also understand the potential pitfalls of IP creation, without complete ownership of the idea and patent assignment. The most important differentiator when working with the IPN is you maintain complete ownership, assignment and control of the concept and its direction throughout every phase of our patent generation process.
We have a refined process that helps take an idea from concept to implementation. Our combined team has more than a decade of experience in every phase of Intellectual Property creation across a vast range of patent and portfolio technologies.
All IPN inventors, patent writers, paralegals, artists and attorneys are trained in a proprietary invention creation process utilized to help a client refine and expound upon your initial invention concept.
Our team is ready to help you, the inventor, create, capture and patent your invention idea.
The IPN Process
NDA and Concept Capture
Once your initial NDA form and idea or invention concept is returned and approved and you decide to become an IPN partner, the first step in the partnership process is a formal contract and NDA which documents and protects your idea throughout each of the four steps in our ideation process. After the NDA is in place we capture your initial invention concept, we review and formally benchmark the ideas novelty and explore additional potentially patentable concepts.
Initial Invention Capture and Concept Expansion Process
The invention capture process takes place after the concept has been vetted and a formal NDA is in place. The concept capture process takes place with the client or with your team of inventors or engineers in person at any of our office locations, over the phone or video chat.
Since you know your idea best, we work with you to capture your concept and provide additional insights, recommendations or new utilizations to help refine your ideas potential for patentability. Once the initial idea is captured and perfected it is submitted to a law firm for a prior art search and patentability review.
Invention Prior Art Search and Patentability Review
The process for benchmarking the patentability of an idea can be completed across a number of user opt-in prior-art search processes. Because it’s your idea we allow you to choose from several prior art search options and price ranges from a simple United States based search to a deep multi tiered worldwide patent and non patent literature prior art search. We can make recommendations or allow you to choose which service, options and price points are right for your invention. A thorough prior art search is the first and one of the most vital steps in the patent application process and plays a key role in ensuring your idea is unique and innovative. We offer one of the lowest industry price points for each prior art search service and also offer our simple prior art search for inventors or companies who are looking to quickly and economically evaluate an ideas potential patentability.
Prior Art Workarounds for Patent Novelty
The USPTO process for receiving a patent is slow and not every idea is patentable. To ensure an idea is novel it is vital to perform a prior art search around the concept. The law firm initiated prior art search may reveal that a clients initial concept has large amounts of prior art that may appear to completely prevent the idea from being novel and patentable. While this can be discouraging, it is not the end of the line for any invention.
The process of actually receiving a patent on an invention can be frustrating and difficult, but through our proprietary invention capture and claim refinement process, we will work by your side and help you refine and perfect your patent claims and concepts and improve the potential of getting your idea through the law firm approval phase and then the USPTO patent application process.
Internal Patentability Recommendations
Once the initial concept vetting process is completed and the prior art search and law firm approval of potential patentability is completed we are able to make additional recommendation on the patentability of the initial concepts in addition to new patent families, concept modifications or additional technology recommendations to help ensure the concept and all its applications are covered in the parent patent. We charge the lowest price possible for our patentability recommendation service, because we both succeed when you become a patented inventor using our proprietary process. You can also bring in your own pre-prepared 3rd party research to help supplement our cost at any phase.
Provisional Application or Product Design Filing
Once the client is comfortable with the presentation of the concepts, the claims coverage and the patents embodiments, an application is filed through our in-house attorney or through the IP firm of your choice.
The IPN Team
Nathaniel T. Bradley
Founder & CEO
Nathaniel Bradley is the named inventor of several phonetic and navigational patented inventions known as AudioEye. He is the inventor and founder, Edison Gold Award winner (Edison Universe) and former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Innovations Officer and Director of AudioEye, Inc. the leader in Internet Accessibility technology for individuals with disabilities. Recognized by the American Foundation for the Blind and recipient of Ernst & Young’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year, as Finalist in the Southwest Region.
Mr. Bradley has been CTO for Marathon Patent Group Nasdaq; MARA. Over his career Mr Bradley has also developed the technology, businesses and patent portfolios of VoiceAmerica, Inc., Radio Pilot, World Talk Radio & BoomBox Radio. He has been involved in the acquisition and consolidation of Internet Radio operations within a mobile marketing company he founded called Augme Technologies in 2010. Bradley was also technical leader for the acquisition of Hipcricket for more than $44.5 million and Jag Tag, inc. for $5.3m in 2011. The patent portfolio developed by Nate and his team is among the most cited in the space and was acquired by Upland Software NASDAQ; UPLD which has achieved market cap of over $700 million USD.
I have over twenty-one years of extensive management skills in revenue generation, risk mitigation, marketing strategies and customer service. Some of the companies I have conducted business for include, but are not limited to VoiceAmerica, as Business Development Manager for World’s Largest Internet Talk Radio Network, and Modavox, as Business Development & Product Manager for live events, e-learning and Internet pay-per-view. I also held a position in executive management in the hotel & restaurant industry in Chicago and Tucson. l have helped to establish the Tucson Urban League’s Prevention and Intervention Department, which developed and operated programs for opportunity youth in Southern Arizona.
I served on several boards in Tucson. These affiliations include Arizona Public Media 2015-present, Mulcahy YMCA 2001-2006, Every Voice in Action 2006-2007, Arizona Technology Council 2009-2013 and Pima County Work Force Investment Board Youth Council (WIB) 2014-Present.
Head of Patent Development
Joshua Paugh is the head of our patent development and ideation team here at the IPN. Joshua has over 20 years of experience creating managing and monetizing patent portfolios. Joshua is the named inventor on over 25 heavily cited, pending and issued patents and helped create countless other patents for our clients. He has proven experience and a considerable track record in monetizing portfolios for third party clients and has helped successfully monetize small and large portfolios across a broad range of industries. He has been a key founding member and employee at several well-known patent monetization firms and has worked with many well-known players and companies in the patent monetization space. Joshua was born raised and educated in Arizona and has spent considerable time learning the patent space from well know patent licensing entities including John Cronin, Modavox / Augme, Hip Cricket, Parallax Health Sciences, Marathon Patent Group and the IPN. Joshua sits on the AYSO 153 Board of directors and enjoys spending time with family and friends and has a true passion for invention and patent creation.
Debbie Hughes graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business and Public Administration. She first started bookkeeping while working her first job as a senior in high school, continuing through several other jobs while in college. Her career in accounting really started at La Paloma Family Services, Inc. but she had many roles during her 18 years there, including IP Management, Software Training and Executive Assistant to the CEO. Since 2013, Debbie has worked as a General Manager, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper for Hipcricket, Inc., AudioEye, Inc., Parallax Health Services, Inc. and Intellectual Property Network, Inc.