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Are you Ready to File a Provisional Patent Application?

Your goal in patenting an invention is to make money by turning it into a real product. It won’t do you any good to file a …
By Mark Nowotarski
3 years ago 28

AIPLA Names Lisa Jorgenson as Executive Director

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced that the AIPLA Board of Directors has named Lisa K. Jorgenson as the new Executive Director. Her appointment …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Michelle Lee tells AIPLA She Shares Our Conviction

Michelle Lee: ''I’ve spent my entire career engaged in innovation. I grew up a tinkerer, always looking to learn how things worked and how things could …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 9

Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 12

Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicles

Caterpillar holds a respectable patent portfolio and has some strong intellectual property holdings in the field of industrial equipment. In 2013, the company earned 332 patents, an increase of 4.1 …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filings

P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 2

The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, …
By Fatih Ozluturk
3 years ago 37

A Bright Future: The Current State of Solar Technology Development

Recently, a team of scientists working at Ohio State University created the world’s solar battery, which includes a solar cell and a battery within a singly …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fujitsu’s Patents: Processing, Virtual Machines & Biometrics

In viewing Fujitsu’s recently filed patent applications, we saw a multitude of inventions in the field of information processing, whether for the analysis of computing processes …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3

The Ebola Outbreak and Current State of Vaccine Development

It is tough to overstate the connection between the development of vaccines and public health, however. Since the use of vaccinations was first introduced by English physician …

The High Cost of Making Pharmaceuticals

It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there …

Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More

I will be attending meetings in Morristown, NJ, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. One of my sponsors, Innography, will be sponsoring the free happy hour event... John White and …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence

I have had a fair number of clients, staff members and managers, and have been fortunate to glean various nuggets of wisdom from my interactions with all …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 2

25 Years Since Galileo: A Recent Look at NASA Technologies

October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 launching of the Galileo spacecraft by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a mission which focused on the study of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1