President-Elect Donald J. Trump Last month, I introduced you to some of the members tapped by the President Elect to advise him on gun law reforms.  This month I’ll tell you what I’ll be whispering in their ears any chance I get. I don’t need to tell them how smart it is that Trump campaigned on nationalizing concealed carry rights, and others can weigh in on the best way to implement this.  I’m just impressed that to my knowledge Trump is the first politician on the national stage to voluntarily say anything positive about carry rights, let alone the  [...]

Who is on Donald Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition?

Chairmen: Donald Trump, Jr. The Trump Organization Chris Cox Executive Director, NRA-ILA Co-Chairs: Ron Adams, NC Concealed Carry Assn. Thomas Alibrando, IWI US, Inc. Paul Babaz, Safari Club International Diane Bahnson, affiliation unknown Ronnie Barrett, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Dan Berger, Nat’l Assn. of Fed. Credit Unions U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, (R-UT 1) John Boch, Guns Save Life, Inc. Eli Bremer, Olympic pentathlete, entrepreneur Dave Butz, fmer Washington Redskins player Bob Callan, sport shooter,  [...]

Who is Advising Trump on Gun Laws?

The Second Amendment Coalition that will be advising him on gun law reforms President-elect Donald Trump On November 3, 2016, President-Elect Trump announced the appointment of a 62-member advisory panel called the Second Amendment Coalition. I quickly scanned the list (to see the full list, go to the end) to see who I knew, and to get a feel for the crowd. Some I knew from my years in the industry, and I’ve gotten patents for one on the list. Others I recognized for their fame as competition shooters. Most I had never heard of... With the announcement, gun  [...]


Is our Nation Really Ready for a Leader with a Strange Hairstyle? How My “Yuge” Pre-Election Predictions Went Viral You know how that wise person in your life sometimes cautions you to be careful what you post on Facebook, because it might end up being seen by everyone? That happened to me, and embarrassingly, it was the predictions I made the day before the election that was picked up, published, and analyzed by after the election. Oops! I’ll share the predictions, their comments, and my plea for mercy, followed by my thoughts on what a Trump Presidency  [...]

How to Extend a Provisional Patent Application

Plus: Trump, NASGW, and a Baby My readers all know that the smart start for a small inventor or a new company with an invention to protect is a Provisional patent application (aka “Caveman Patent” because it’s so easy…). For a low flat fee of $1000, and with my personal guidance and coaching, we earn First-to-File “Patent Pending” status by file an inventor-created document that I ensure is legally suitable to describe and illustrate the invention. The “bad news” is that the inventor gets to do most of the work. But, the good news is that we take care of  [...]

Free Patent Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

The Surprises and Secrets of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) Photo credit: Oleg Vo In the patent world, one of the most important, yet sur­pris­ingly overrated issues is secrecy. Yet while it’s a need­less fear for many, it can make sense to protect your­self when you have to trust someone else with your secrets.  An NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) is also known as a “confi­dentiality agreement” (CA), “confidential disclosure agreement” (CDA), “proprietary information agreement” (PIA), or “secrecy agreement” (SA).  They’re all the same  [...]