Advanced Market Systems
Registered: Jun 2012
07-14-12 06:25 AM
Quote from intradaybill:
I believe you cannot trademark words like "count" and "rank". Also, a trademark is not a patent. Good luck.
Hi Intradaybill and Tortoise,
From the USPTO website (in re: Trademarks):
What is a trademark or service mark?
A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services. Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant's claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.
Now as to Patents, we applied for ours (and defended them) the old fashioned way. Each patent we earned, was well-earned. (Did you know it takes a lot of savings to apply, then wait for years for the first rejections on a patent application? And that almost every patent is rejected, then if defended, is rejected again?) It takes more than most people suspect to earn/win a patent these days. Even good ideas are rejected for silly reasons, and one must wade through tape and time to counter such silliness.
You can find some of our Patents by searching my last name and our Founder's first name.
More importantly, we are not trying to corner the market on anything obvious. Of course, even "the wheel" seems obvious, with 20/20 hindsight. But it didn't until someone made one work.
At Advanced Market Systems (our name for our business), we have worked very hard to refine what seemed obvious to us, yet no one else bothered to do. In a few of those cases, we then worked hard to summarize it, program it, test it, put it in patenteese, then apply for, wait, then patiently defend, and win our patents. Anyone else was welcome to do so first. But we did it.
But if you really check out our program, you'll also find another few hundred innovations we haven't trademarked or applied for patent on. Seriously. That's the fun thing about working on a great team. Ideas are cheap. We only patent or trademark the ones that take more sweat than people realize to manifest.
Our goal, our mission, was (and is) to provide the tools smart traders crave, so they can spend less time repeating themselves in their quest for data, and more time parsing it, making their own decisions. "Smart Traders Make More Money. Smart Traders With Smart Tools, Make More Money Faster."
Sure, perhaps as the new kids on the block, a small shop, with but a handful of bright people, some might pick on us for taking the time to protect our innovations with patents and trademarks.
But how else can we protect our most innovative ideas? How else can we keep the "big boys" from stealing them?
Perhaps you might find it worth your while to put aside your skepticism for a moment, and actually give our product a spin? We offer a free version, with Free Level I, 20-Minute Delayed Data...and that would allow you to check out The Rank™ and The Count™ for yourself. These two innovations alone, really can help you instantly identify opportunities of the moment, in real time...and 20 minute delayed real-time should be enough to test it.
Instead of railing on us for protecting our property, why not give it a spin? Then, if you think it sucks, please feel free to challenge us to do better. We will do our best to give you the tools you need. The Count™ and The Rank™, are just a couple of our patented (and yes, trademarked) innovations. There are many more, and still more in the queue.
We can get into tangents about the philosophy of legal protections, or we can take tangents on the present opportunities to trade.
What is more important for all of us? To become an Elite Trader (name of this website), it makes sense to be willing to test as many tools as possible. Why not give the Level IV™ Trading Platform a free spin?
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(We call our program Level IV™ for a reason--hint: we show views on Market Maker (depth) activity, no one shows. More information on this to be posted relatively soon...)
Evan Cutler, VP Customer Relations and Product Development
Advanced Market Systems