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George H. Morgan, P.E., Patent Agent


U.S. Patent Law only, no copyright or trademark qualification. I was a volunteer in the past, but my homeland defense activities pulled me away at times, and I was dropped. If you want me back, I am willing to come back.

Experience in the area

Thirty one years as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent and a lifetime in product and manufacturing process and methods development as well as sales and marketing of new products with a number of blue chip corporations.


Rotary, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Army Aviation Association, Registered Professional Engineer, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Indiana Guard Reserve Officer


Various Society of Manufacturing Engineers & Society of Automotive Engineers technical publications. Ref. my web site:


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design Option), L.S.U., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Option), University of Missouri at Rolla, Missouri, Helicopter Maintenance Course, 18 weeks, Ft. Sill Army Aviation School, Troop Information and Education Leadership Course, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Numerous Society of Automotive Engineers Seminars, Dale Carnegie Management Training Instructors Course.

Awards and Honors

Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Indiana Homeland Defense Service Ribbon, 2003.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

If you grant an exclusive license to your invention, the IRS treats the revenue as a capital gain, as opposed to ordinary income (which is taxed at a higher rate) per section 1235 of the U.S. tax code. This is different than copyright revenues, so many accountants & CPA's are not aware of this.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Mailing your idea to yourself provides no protection whatsoever. It assumes a court would find you were smart enough to be the inventor but too dumb to know how to send yourself an empty, sealed envelope to get the date stamped, then steam it open later & insert a description of your idea.

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Recent Answers from George H. Morgan, P.E., Patent Agent

2017-01-05 molds ready:

I would suggest:  1. A confidentiality agreement with the fabricator.  2. Also,ASAP, get your provisional application for patent filed. Nolo Press has self help books on that, or a registered Patent Agent

2016-08-16 How can I patent an herbal formula?:

You don't need a patent to market your product. You might consider keeping everything a trade secret, as Coca Cola did. This is such a specialized area for getting a patent, I can't help you there. Considering

2016-08-15 doubt clearence:

Dear Surjit, you are embarking on a career that has served me well over the past sixty years! My congratulations!    My website: has a lot of information helpful for creative

2016-04-27 Game Patent:

Read "Patent It Yourself" by David Pressman, published by Nolo Press of Berkley, California. It is available direct or from the local bookstores for $42. Or, an older edition, the 13th has been available

2016-03-10 Domain Name:

I don't see a problem. If there was, I doubt any jury would convict you! I think that is a very creative approach. Best wishes!  I wish a had a client that smart for my minor web site maintenance!    George


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