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Rich Goldstein is the Principal Patent Attorney at Goldstein Patent Law, a boutique law firm dedicated to patent prosecution. They provide effective patent protection strategies for their clients, helping them protect their ideas and products.

Rich has advised and obtained patents for thousands of companies over the past 25 years. He is the author of the best selling book, The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent, and he is the host of the Innovations and Breakthroughs podcast.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Rich Goldstein talks about how he adds value to his relationships and the groups he connects with for advice and network
  • The most unusual idea Rich has ever patented and the lucrative ways people have used patents and trademarks for
  • The people that Rich considers as experts at licensing
  • Why people often ask if a product is unique, protectable, and defensible when discussing patents
  • How eCommerce and SaaS companies use patents and trademarks in their industry
  • Why Rich chose to become a patent lawyer
  • Rich talks about the low moments in his career and why he’s particularly proud about being asked to write his book, The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent
  • Tools and resources to kickstart your patent and trademark journey

In this episode…

Patents and trademarks help you protect your ideas, secure your market share, and ward off competition. But the problem is, many people waste a lot of money trying to patent an already patented idea. How can you be sure if your product or idea is worth pursuing a patent for? Patent Attorney Rich Goldstein says that the best thing you can do is to go through a patent evaluation.

But what is a patent evaluation and who should you go to if you think you’re ready to take the next step with your product?

In this episode of Inspired Insider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks Rich Goldstein about how entrepreneurs can protect and profit from their ideas using patents and licenses. They discuss the lucrative ways people have used patents across different industries, tools to help you get started, how to determine if your product is worth patenting, and who to turn to for help and support. Stay tuned.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs, leaders, and founders, you’ve heard of something never heard of, you know, I have Rich Goldstein, I’m gonna introduce him in a second. He’s one of the best people I know. Just Just a rock solid business mind but also just one of the things givers I know so if you don’t know Rich Goldstein his stuff, you need to check it out. And if you are lucky enough to get in his universe, you should be thankful because he’s just one of those people that’s always giving to his relationship. So on Inspired Insider, you know, I would check out some some past interviews to check out I always like to highlight a few um, You know, Rich, the funny thing is I had Oren Klaff on who wrote Pitch Anything, Flip The Script. Love it, love it. I introduced a couple people who I thought people should check out. Just listen the first three minutes Oren actually rips into the people who I suggested they check out my episode for. Oh, that’s just his personality. He’s a deal maker. I don’t know. So just listen to that the first four or five minutes and just tell me what you think of it. I don’t know. I don’t even want to give away anything. Just four

Rich Goldstein

or five minutes of what now?

Jeremy Weisz

The first four or five minutes of my Oren klaff interview where he basically I’m not going to give it away but he rips into the people I say hey, check out this one. Check out this past episode Inspired Insider. he rips into what I said. Okay. Yes, when I could take it I have thick skin, but it’s interesting. Um, and this episode is brought to you by Rise25 if you don’t know it, just check it out. I feel like podcasting is the Best thing that I’ve done for my relationships to create a platform and give to those relationships like Rich and other people. So I suggest any business hands down should have a podcast and so you can check out more. Watch the video John Corcoran and I started it. We banter like an old married couple in the video on the homepage. So you can listen to us do that. And today is guest I’m super excited, Rich Goldstein, and he runs Goldstein Patent Law. They help people protect their ideas and products, they’ve advised and obtain patents for thousands and thousands of companies. Let me Rich actually bring up your site here. thousands of companies, okay, over the past 25 years, so if you’re a company, you have a software, you have a product, you have a design, you want to protect it. Then go to they have some amazing free resources. He also has a podcast called any host Innovations and Breakthroughs. Okay, and Rich, I’m just gonna pull that up right here. You have some amazing guests. Like, just norm Storeman Norm if you like the bearded wonder here you have James Thomson Buy Box Experts. You know, I don’t know Carlos. He’s awesome. But Josh Snow, Roland Frasier, I mean, some amazing people here. So check out his podcast. It’s It’s really good. And he has a lot of experience in deals with a breadth of different businesses. So Rich, thanks for joining me.

Rich Goldstein

Yeah, thank you. And thanks for the kind words and for the plug for my podcast.

Jeremy Weisz

Totally. Oh, and by the way, I didn’t even mention, you know, he actually wrote the ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent. We wrote for the American Bar Association, he actually explains in plain English so you know, I want to start off Rich you know, where you your your journey a little bit, but I wanted to talk about you are amazing at giving to relationships and you know what We were talking before we hit record here about some amazing people in your life. And you’re talking about Zach Leonard of Gembah. So people could check that out. Kevin King, which is I guess, and he, I guess has household names and Amsterdam. Um, so maybe talk about when you meet people, you form these friendships and relationships. Um, why don’t you talk about Kevin King for a second? Like, how you met them and you just continue to do stuff together?

Rich Goldstein

Yeah, so Kevin King, let’s see, I met him at Prosper Show, actually, and another friend from a different mastermind, who, you know, said Oh, have you met Kevin, you need to meet Kevin. So she brought me over to meet him and I talked to him about what I do, and about how people in e commerce really have a lack of information about patents and trademarks and how helpful it be for me to speak to his audience and He had me on what he was doing back then was The Illuminati. The Illuminati Mastermind. Yeah. And then from there, you know, we’ve been friends and we’ve been to different events, we kind of shared table with bottle service in Las Vegas, you know, we’ve hung out in Austin a number of times. Just he’s a great guy. He’s had me on his Freedom Ticket Program, which I mean, so many people contact me after listening to me on his program. I’m it’s just really a great person. He’s, he’s very giving also, that’s kind of maybe part of I mean, it’s like, like minded people kind of get together in that way Is that you? You have someone who I mean, I think in general, good people find each other. Yeah. And so

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