Scott Snider

Partner, Product Development, Generator, inc.
Maryland, USA

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  • "As a power tool designer with 20+ years experience, I see this as an excellent feature concept - while it needs more refinement in the handle and trigger forms, access to the chuck and clamshell materials, those are easy mods to make - the real magic here are the benefits to the user.  Too many designs don't take the user and his/her tasks into consideration but the designer did just that in this instance - the intimidation factor is addressed by pre-setting the depth gauge and by using the screw holder if needed and the mess factor is addressed with the integrated dust-catch.  Well done for any designer at a student level.  "
    on: A Student's Take on Designing an Electric Drill for Non-Professional Users
  • "https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/patent-scott-snider Great comments below and just about every concern seems to have been covered - I could add horror stories of my own (and even a few enforcement happy-endings) but it won't do anything except drudge up my anger...so I'll add only this; everyone must assume that the second they shed light (no pun intended) onto an idea or product in any public forum, through any submission or to any interested parties - that starts the clock to a potential ripoff. Until this past decade, most Far East cultures still viewed duplication of ideas and products as a compliment to the original holder of that IP - it will take decades longer to continue changing that notion. Our ideas are only milliseconds away from someone with the wherewithal to duplicate them - make them - market them - sell them. My company constantly uses Far East suppliers and prototype shops but we know the caveat is we've then lost ownership of those parts from the second they see them, receive the data, etc. There are precautions you can take, for instance, we've manufactured multi-part assemblies in different regions of China simultaneously (with assembly Stateside after the fact) so that party A doesn't know party B and if assembly A is ripped off, it'll be useless without assembly B, etc.Contacting an attorney in this case would be futile and result in costs accrued with absolutely no result. It's sad to say that but completely true. I wrote an article on LinkedIn recently about a related topic - whether to patent or not...might be of some value (link is here in this post)."
    on: Flotstealing: What's Going On with This Design Knockoff?
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