I am Robert Cantrell, a patent agent registered to practice before the USPTO and affiliated with Jimenez Law Firm, Colson Law Group, and Simpson & Simpson, PLLC. Strategy Innovators LLC is my business entity. I provide patent drafting and prosecution services for my clients. If you need a patent, I can write it for you. I also provide patent landscape analyses, conduct innovation workshops, teach patent strategy, and teach sales-for-engineers.
I am formally educated in life sciences and self-educated in mechanical and electrical disciplines. About half of my work is in software-related fields, including artificial intelligence.
If you would like to discuss patenting an invention, you can schedule a meeting on Calendly.
I believe the true role of the inventor is to make the job of associated salespeople easier. This belief stems from experience. I started my business career after the Army in a solution sales role, often modified my products so they would sell better, and ultimately became an inventor on 52 issued patents. Most of my inventions are high-tech and owned by Walmart. I now serve as a patent practitioner helping other inventors and patent department heads. I will work with you as a person who has walked in inventor's shoes.
I wrote a book on patent strategy that was published by Wiley in 2009. The book is geared toward large enterprises. Many of my clients of late are small enterprises. The concepts within the book are universal, but the execution may be different. Below or some reviews.
Praise for Outpacing the Competition Patent-Based Business Strategy:
"Outpacing the Competition provides a useful IP management framework for rapidly evolving and inherently unpredictable R&D environments where companies are partners, customers, and competitors at the same time." –Marshall Phelps, Corporate Vice President for IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
"Robert Cantrell's book Outpacing the Competition: Patent-Based Business Strategy should be read by anyone involved in the practice of litigating or licensing patent rights or policymakers responsible for patent issues. Mr. Cantrell provides a cogent approach for applying decisional methodology and game theory to enhance the utilization and understanding of patent rights."–Bradley J. Olson, Esq., patent attorney, Washington, DC
"Robert Cantrell makes a compelling case for using intellectual property as a core for building solid business strategy. He provides a unique and valuable perspective on competitive advantage, as delivered through patent-based business strategy. This is an excellent addition to anyone's business strategy arsenal." –Jeff Hovis, Managing Principal, Product Genesis, Innovation Genesis LLC
"Robert truly treats patents and related intellectual property as both a weapon and a shield to help the reader use patents to out-maneuver global competitors of all kinds—the low-cost producer, the high-end innovator, etc. CEOs, attorneys, business and engineering professionals and the like will enjoy the military imagery and flavor provided by Robert. Thanks for clarifying how critical it is to have an understanding of patents in running a truly competitive global business today." –José W. Jimenez, Esq., Chief Intellectual Property Officer,AMS Research Corporation