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Old Patents That Could Have Set the World Aflame!

When it comes to patentability, safety is not necessarily a major factor in the equation. The Patent Office only cares if an invention is sufficiently inventive. Whether …
By Stewart Walsh
4 years ago 3

Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing

Although a patent application is not a sales pitch per se, most inventors will find it quite helpful to list as many descriptive objectives of the invention …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Google “Goog” Doodle Honors Music Innovator Robert Moog

As most likely already know, Google has made it a tradition to create fun Google logo’s (or Doodles) to celebrate specific holidays, anniversaries and the lives …
By Renee Quinn
4 years ago 3

BIO Lauds Senate Passage of User Fee Package

The inclusion of an enhanced Accelerated Approval pathway, crafted by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), will help expedite the development of modern, targeted, and personalized therapies for patients …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Patent Lawsuits Extreme: Household Names Compete for Customers, Brand Reputation and Innovative Technologies

But how exactly do patents do all of these wonderful things for companies? Unlike trademarks and copyrights, patents are incredibly difficult to acquire. But a patent, once …
By Danee Garone
4 years ago 0

USPTO Opens Patent & Trademark Resource Center at UNH Law

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that the University of New Hampshire School of Law Library, which was designated as the Concord Patent …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

It is one thing to cut costs, but to borrow a popular political phrase – you want to cut with a scalpel, not a cleaver. Thus, keeping in …

USPTO to Host Clean Technology Partnership Meeting

The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its second Clean Technology Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, to bring clean …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 1

Bye for Now: In Loving Memory of Mary C. Quinn 1933 – 2012

It is with an indescribably profound sadness that I write this article. In the early morning hours of May 17, 2012, my mother — Mary Catherine Quinn — passed, succumbing to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Protecting Your Invention When You Need Help

At what point does an idea take enough form to be considered an invention that can be protected? First, it is completely correct to say that ideas …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 80

The Perils of Being Your Own Trademark Attorney

Trademark owners who attempt to file and prosecute their own trademark applications are really being pennywise and pound foolish. I appreciate the reasons for filing your own …
By Mark Malek
4 years ago 6

Two of My Favorite Things: Whiskey and Trade Dress

Which brings us to the recent gem of an opinion from the Sixth Circuit. Maker’s Mark has been using red sealing wax on its bourbon bottles …
By Beth Hutchens
4 years ago 1

Deliberate Success: Developing a Winning Patent Strategy

Despite the reality that history teaches about the high-tech industry, shareholders/investors and the popular press will dive in and report what is being said by the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

IP Tweeters You Should Be Following on Twitter

Those with Twitter accounts who are looking for some good folks to follow look no further. Likely everyone in the industry is already familiar with folks like …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

IP Community: Raising Autism Awareness

It is important for employers to be open-minded when considering employing someone with autism or other disabilities. Those who are open-minded will find employees who are diligent, …
By Scott Tulino
4 years ago 2