What we bring TO THE PLATE

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patent law and trademark law credentials

22 years patent prosecution experience


drafted and filed >450 Utility patent applications


been involved in the prosecution and management of >1500 Utility patent applications


6 years patent litigation experience


10 years trademark prosecution experience


2 years trademark litigation experience, including settlement negotiations and stand-still agreements before TTAB


Patent Law professor and guest lecturer at numerous Universities, including but not limited to Johns Hopkins University, University of South Florida, Murray State University, University of Tampa, and Arizona State University

Entrepreneurship experience, incubators, economic development

Guest lecturer and presenter on entrepreneurship topics, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC.com): 2005-present


Frequent contributor and provider of guidance, Florida Business Incubator (FloridaBusinessIncubator.com): 2015-present


Been working with startups, small businesses, inventors, and early-stage companies since 2005, provided some sort of counsel or guidance to >40 small businesses


Provide guidance and made presentations to Small Business Development Centers since 2013 americassbdc.org


Fraud prevention. Yes, patents can be used in perpetuating fraud, and two good examples are Theranos and also Enron.  Cryptocurrency is another area where patent documents are used in very questionable contexts, especially around  hyping investments such as ICO's.  Contributor: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners AFCE.com (not Certified Fraud Examiners, just belong to the group), 



Representative documents

Issued Patents we have obtained

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This list s by no means a complete list, but gives enough information to demonstrate some recent successes.

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Registered Trademarks we have obtained

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 This list s by no means a complete list, but gives enough information to demonstrate some recent successes. 

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Published Books from Chris Tanner

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Our books are law-related, but hugely more helpful than the antiquated law books shown above, and at a fraction of the price. Nobody uses books like those shown in the image above anymore, yet a lot of law firms still use these types of images, for the iconography. But anyone who still looks up cases using these types of books is a dinosaur, and you should not hire them!

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Academic papers by Chris Tanner

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College Professor and Author of Academic Papers since 1999.

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Example Issued patents (partial list)

(not a complete list)

10,139,936 Ergonomically optimized self-stabilizing leg mounted mouse pad

10,066,900 Firearm stabilizer

10,016,851 Clamping apparatus for a level

10,005,332 Trailer weight distribution hitch system storage device

D820,651 Double-edged offset blade

9,901,518 Fluid dispensing mechanism

9,752,490 Exhaust retention system and method of merchandising

9,751,161 Welding trailer

9,745,781 Replacement shackle for portable lock

9,719,761 Safe firearm system and method

9,204,976 Spinal surgery apparatus and method

9,017,4119 Spinal Surgery apparatus and method

D791,901 Firearm magazine holder

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Example Registered trademarks (Partial List)

(not a complete list)

APP# REG# TEXT


87451347 5633721 VERAPY


87636785 MOONPICKS


87619397 5629029 XERO PICKS


87406724 EI XCHANGE


87814743 5610277 OAK & TWINE


87814965 BEAUTI ME


87755826 5557428 STUNNING VIEWS


87663712 5528501 COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION


87687500 5497737 ULTIMA


87663718 5496512 CEO


87663707 5496511 CEO


87640225 5484862 ENVISIONED


87640171 5484858 ENVISIONED


87548535 5416977 BROOKETHORNE NATURALS


87497224 5385164 BEARDS AND BEERS LOUISVILLE


87367690 5322422 TROUBLED PAST CLOTHING


87311744 5289724 GOT ME TIPSY


87286934 5262797 REFERHIRED


87174609 5195178 FUTURE TECH COATINGS


87045717 5122890 IN THE PAST LANE


87045697 5132243 ROBERTYOUNG R


87029005 5118142 ULTRA-WET-LOOK


87029000 5075460 NATURAL-LUSTER


87028994 5075459 EFFLO-REMOVER


87028981 5118141 BIO-STRIP


87028976 5084012 THE FIRST 'ALL IN ONE DAY' PROCESS


86287044 4810969 GEL COAT LABS


86286988 4775358 PREMIUM FINISH CARE


86939705 5067691 BEARDS AND BEERS


86624630 4870572 STAY AT HOME SOLDIER


86354421 4711585 COLLECTORTETHERS.COM NHRA ACCEPTED


86323638 4742361 BONDTECH


85829081 4395691 SONÜS THE PERFECT SHINE


85828986 4395687 ULTIMA


85828919 4395685 FOUR STAR 4

85232738 4019076 POLYCHARGER


85839388 4658304 WEBRECON


78254177 2863873 CNCGCODER


78311339 3163390 EXPERIENCE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL


78271950 3088304 EXPERIENCE CERTIFIED


78271937 3090944 EXPERIENCE CERTIFIED


77912469 3991635 GATORMADE


77912465 4000344 GATOR-TUFF

published books ON PATENT ISSUES

Available on Amazon

"How to Save Money On Patents", by Chris Tanner, Esq.  (order on Amazon), Kindle version 99 cents, paperback version will soon be around $4.


"Cannabis Inventions and the Patent System: a User's Guide", by Chris Tanner, Esq.  

(order on Amazon), Kindle version 99 cents, paperback version will soon be around $4.

ACADEMIC PAPERS

The first article discusses the intersection between the 2008 financial crisis and the patent system., and appeared in the Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.


The second article discusses a problem that occurred and a change in the law regarding Inequitable Conduct before the US Patent Office., and appeared in the  International Journal of the Academic Business World.


The third article discusses various problems with Enron through the lens of Enron's intersection with the patent system.  This article appeared in the National Business Education Association.