On this Thanksgiving, we thank you for:

  • not being happy with the status quo, the “good enough” or the “way it has always been”.
  • seeing problems and inconveniences as sources of inspiration.
  • daring to think differently.
  • taking rejections better than the Incredible Hulk.
  • proudly sharing your vision with the world.
  • looking at problems from a different perspective.
  • not being afraid to fail.
  • interrupting conversations with “I just got a great idea that I want to write down.”
  • asking yourself “How could this be better?”
  • knowing the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
  • loving the smell of an inventor’s notebook in the morning because it smells like victory.
  • being so innovative that your friends compare you to Doc Brown.
  • promptly responding to our requests.
  • not laughing at Patent and Trademark Office rules. 
  • ignoring those who doubt you or your innovation.
  • Googling the worst inventions and the worst trademarks for a laugh.
  • examining the world for “pain points” and “un-felt needs”.
  • beating inventor’s block with an undulating oscillator.
  • waking up at 3 a.m. to write down your latest idea.
  • not waiting for somebody else to do it first.
  • having the courage to start a new venture in the face of uncertainty.
  • working hard and risking everything.
  • making the world a better place.

From all of us at ATIP Law:

Happy Thanksgiving!