I do not claim to be an expert at anything I’m writing, but I have the ability to bring real expert’s voices straight to you. That is the advantage of this website. There is nobody better at understanding the intricacies of a new technology more than the people that actually create them. Too often, the people behind new technologies (in any industry) are ignored and not given the credit that’s due to them. I can read and understand what they’re saying, and I’ll present them to you in fun, simplified manner.
The intent of these articles is to educate the biking industry of state-of-the-art (and potentially proprietary) technologies that may be of interest to the public. Additionally, these articles don’t compare technologies, but rather open a discussion about the specific patent in question. In the patent world, intellectual property regarding developed technologies is often published for public consumption before the “official” release of new technology (“published” as in made available in a database accessed primarily by patent practioners for related patenting efforts), so we can see what these manufacturers are developing before they release the idea.
A patent document is a pseudo-engineering document that define the scope of an idea, where the inventors trade full disclosure for exclusive rights. Manufacturers/inventors must present everything they want to protect in these documents. If it’s not in the document, it’s not protected. The benefit to us is that this information would not typically be shared by the manufacturers themselves, but since the manufacturers/ inventors want them protected, they need to put the information in this document. This means we are able to read what is going on behind closed doors at a very high level.
I have started this series to blend my professional skills with my personal hobbies. Specifically, I stay up to date on recent patent filings and analyze the most up to date technology to share with the biking community. The biking industry is developing new products at an incredible pace and I hope that these articles bring excitement and insight to their inner workings.
These articles will not include any marketing input. The USPTO does not care, nor do they want, marketing bullshit and these articles will explain exactly what the designers and engineers have created, and what the companies want to protect, without telling you that it’s the next big thing. That’s for you to decide.
The content of these articles are a summary of public information via the USPTO. Patents are typically published, by the USPTO, some time after the initial filing of a patent application and are available to the public.
I do not publish inventor names out of respect for their privacy. If you are a named inventor on a patent, and want the recognition, shoot me an email and I’ll get your name in the article ASAP.