Google is planning a few search updates with a few other black and white animal names that are going to rock the SEO industry. Let us have a look at some of the latest updates Google is planning –
Visiting Cards – Putting the url in your visiting cards will also become spam in near future. Google is going to scan all the visiting cards in the world and if you have used the url of your website on your visiting card the be prepared for the music which you might not like. To be safe from this update, do not use http or www in the url. Write the url on the visiting cards as “yourwebsitename dot com”.
URL in Newspapers/Magazines – Do not include the urls of your website on newspapers. Google is going to scan all the newspapers around the world and penalize all the websites that have their urls published. Well, the authority and big brand websites will be excluded from this filter.
Word Document and PDFs – Well, this is going to be tough on webmasters. Remove all the links from all the doc files and pdfs that are online. Do not take chances with the files that are lying on your hard disks as you might not know when Google might get hold of them.
Have you ever read the agreements you have accepted before signing up for Gmail or other Google products. You might not know what all you might have accepted. It is better to be always scared of Google if you are a webmaster as it is the only source of your earning though Social Media websites are always there but the time is far when you could rely on them completely.
I will keep updating this article as and when I get insight into the future Google updates.
There is no fixed cost for obtaining a US patent, but it may range anywhere between $5000 to $10000, depending on the searches and other uncertainties in the process of filing and obtaining a patent.
There is nothing called a patent application form. Rather, it is one of the most complex of legal documents that an attorney prepares. One can get an idea of that by taking a look at issued patents through search engines. Issued patents are just composed versions of patent applications which include modifications made to the initial application as well.
Below is a break-up of the stages of application and costs incurred at various stages of patenting, all of which together can take 24-36 months for completion.
Patent ability search
This is a preliminary search to verify if the process/object is patentable. This can cost about $650 to $1000 if an attorney is approached, or the individual can perform the search themselves. Although a bit expensive, it is a good option to go for it before filing a patent application, given the expenses involved in the process.
Filing the patent application
If the search results are positive, one can go ahead and prepare a patent application for filing with the USPTO. Generally, a patent application needs 2-3 informal patent drawings, which can cost up to $150 per sheet, bringing the cost to $300-$450.
Once the application is ready, a detailed description has to be prepared for submission along with the application. This is an extremely difficult task and must be done by a registered patent attorney (a list of such attorneys can be found with the USPTO). Fees for simple applications range between $3500 to $4500, while more complex applications, like those related to electrical circuits, computers and software systems, are in the higher range, costing anywhere between $5000 to $7000.
Once this application is ready, it has to be filed with the USPTO which charges a filing fee of $355. Sending the application through Express Mail ($15) is preferable to obtain a filing receipt.
Prosecution of application
This is a stage where about 2-3 Official Actions are issued by the USPTO, each of which necessitates an amendment in the application. Depending on the degree of complexity of the suggested amendment, the attorney may charge anything between $800 to $2000, bringing the cost of prosecution to $1600-$6000.
On completion of this phase, a Notice of Allowance is issued.
Issuance of patent
The next stage is preparing formal drawings from the earlier informal ones, which can cost about $125-$150 per sheet, and ten extra copies of these can be obtained for an additional cost of $40. The USPTO also charges an Issue fee of about $685. The attorney would charge an approximate of $200-$300 for the finalization of documents and their submission.
Lastly, once the patent is issued, the individual needs to pay some amount for the maintenance of the patent through its validity of 20 years from the date of application. These charges range from $2995 to $5790, depending on the classification of the patent as a small or large entity.
This is the cost break-up for obtaining a United States Patent. For patents in other countries, an additional cost of about $2000 per country patent has to be incurred. Patenting, thus, is an expensive and time consuming process.
Patent applications are one of the most complex of legal documents and always need an attorney. However, there are some stages in the process of patent application where the role of the attorney can be done away with if the individual so chooses.
Below is an outline of the various stages of patent application along with details of the role of the attorney in each.
Patent ability search
This is the first stage wherein it needs to be verified whether the object/process is patentable or not. This is usually done by an attorney, but individuals can carry out the searches themselves, thus saving on some expenses. Individuals can also do away with this stage and directly apply although that is not a very favorable option, as the patent application process is relatively expensive and it would be wiser to verify before the applying.
Filing the patent application
If the verification yields positive results, the individual can go ahead and file an application with the USPTO. This would require 2-3 informal patent drawings.
Once the application is readied, a detailed description has to be prepared to submit with the application. This is an extremely important and difficult task and must necessarily be handled by a registered patent attorney (a list of such attorneys is available with the USPTO).
Once this document is ready, it has to be submitted to the USPTO, preferably through Express Mail for a filing receipt.
Prosecution of application
In this stage, Official Actions are issued by the USPTO, each of which requires an amendment to the application. There may be 2-3 such Actions issued. An attorney takes care of this paperwork. Once this is done, a Notice of Allowance is issued.
Issuance of patent
Once the Notice is issued, formal drawings have to be prepared from the earlier informal ones. These have to be submitted along with an Issue fee to the USPTO. Here too, an attorney is needed to finalize documents and submit the final application
This is the amount to be paid through the validity period of the patent, which is 20 years, to maintain the patent. This may or may not necessitate the involvement of an attorney.
Except for the first stage of preliminary searches, an attorney plays an important role throughout the application process and is indispensable.
In today’s competitive world, we find most of the women playing the role of a ‘supermom’, where they handle kids, household work and professional carriers. Taking care of their professional as well personal chores often become troublesome. And handling a situation like this is not at all an easy task.
A local home laundry business service is a small way of solving couple’s one of the most frequently faced problems. All we need to keep in mind is the cost of material, a little bit of market research, and how to make more money in a less time.
Cost of material:
This includes the electricity charges, detergent cost, a spacious utility room, washing machine, dryers, irons, hot water supply etc.
This is nothing but finding friends in need of such a service and asking them to recommend you to their friends and neighbors. We should also know, how the other laundry stores are faring in the market and in what ways they are better, in order to be at par with them.
How to make more money quickly:
If you have a few regular clients, you can probably charge them a bit heavy for a larger load. The main time consuming factor is the ironing. You need to be a little more professional in it, so that you don’t give your clients a chance to pin point at the cost factor. In short provide them a good quality service.
Food business is something that will always be in demand. A home based food business is best for those unemployed, retired and for the home birds. It is great for those looking out to make some extra money. With a few simple steps and a little expenditure, anyone can start a home based kitchen especially when it’s vegetarian.
The main secret for a successful food business is doing a little bit of market research. What is the main product that people crave for and then forming a clear picture of what you can feasibly sell to make money.
Now since it’s a vegetarian food business, you need to be very careful in choosing the right kind of product. The oil you choose, the shelf life of the raw as well as cooked product, storage etc should be taken care of.
Developing the product includes maintaining quality and adhering to the safety practices. Drainage, ventilation, waste disposal, lighting, safety, sanitation, ease of cleaning all becomes a part of the business.
Now marketing your product is another part of the business. You can start in your neighborhood, and gradually expand it to large areas. But before, marketing, a thorough research on the laws and government guidelines needs to be done and followed.
Running a home based food business is not an easy task. All you need is strong organizational skills, hard work, good interpersonal relations, high degree of commitment and flexibility. Most of all, you need to have fun in what you do.