Daily Archives: May 31, 2016

Opening Day At The Inventor Sherpa Theater

Welcome! This post is one of four offerings of The Vertigo Ledger blog available to you on Opening Day of The Inventor Sherpa Theater. Two of the other three, Aloft In The Patent Death Zone ~ Into Thin Air and The Inventor Sherpa Theater Is All About You, combine with this post to give you a feel for what we at The Inventor Sherpa Theater hope to accomplish, for why we’re eager for you to join us, and for how you might benefit from signing on for the strange odyssey we embark on as the curtain opens and the lights dim. The fourth post delivers my side of the bizarre backstory […]

Welcome To The Inventor Sherpa Theater

Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air evokes thoughts of the patent death zone

Aloft In The Patent Death Zone ~ Into Thin Air

When it comes to extreme adventure, I’m strictly armchair with a seatbelt. Yet, here we are in the patent death zone.  It’s no coincidence, then, that this blog is called The Vertigo Ledger, the “vertigo” being my reaction to the third rung of any stepladder, the “ledge” being, well, any ledge.  As for The Inventor Sherpa Theater, that name emerged after a reading or two of Jon Krakauer’s riveting book, Into Thin Air. Jon Krakauer Contemplates Leaping Into Thin Air Into Thin Air* chronicles the adventures and tragedies of teams that attempted to summit Mount Everest on May 11, 1996, during […]

Patent Players Strengthen Your Hand

I know that some of you have a job where  you specialize in just one of the patent player roles.  If this is how you roll, if this is how you lace ’em up everyday before work, this post is a woof out to you from me, Rotwire. And Patent Players Mean Well Too… Mostly Upon reflection, which by the way looks rippled in my water dish whenever the Sherpa Shuttle idles at our bus stop, I should have left “mostly” out of this heading.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  It was irresponsible.  And, although I won’t, I really ought to retool the heading to let […]

Patent Players Strengthen Your Hand

All About You The Patent Player

The Inventor Sherpa Theater Is All About You

The Inventor Sherpa Theater is All About You! Whether you’re a member of a global company with high powered research and lots of resources for patenting or a lone wolf inventor strapped for money and looking to do just as much as possible by yourself, this Patent World you find yourself in looks pretty much the same. It’s a complex demanding world full of ins and outs, of springboards and pitfalls, a tantalizing world promising successful endings while often delivering quiet disappointments or outright disasters.  So, to go all the way from first blush idea to granted patent, and beyond, there […]