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Kodak Prepares to Sell 10% of Patent Portfolio to Stay Viable

Eastman Kodak Company reported that it was continuing its march forward toward becoming a profitable and sustainable digital company. A sustainable digital company? In order to achieve …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 10

The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor

In my experience, the passion to invent is stirred by two things: dissatisfaction with an existing product or service (i.e., too large, too slow, too expensive, …
Dr. John Hershey 4 years ago 0

PCT Basics: Understanding the International Filing Process

The appeal of the PCT process is that it enables patent applicants to file a single patent application and have that single, uniform patent application be treated …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 2

Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll Retires After 29 Years

Commissioner for Patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Robert L. Stoll has announced his intention to retire from the agency effective December 31, 2011. Under …
U.S.P.T.O. 4 years ago 5

Starbucks and Other Popular Restaurants Go Social

It seems that no matter where you go these days, the likelihood is high that you will see a "Free Wi-Fi" sticker on the front door of …
Renee C. Quinn 4 years ago 0

U.S. News Ranks Top Patent, Copryight & Trademark Law Firms

Of course, these lists never give any love to the small or mid-size firms that provide high quality legal work at a reasonable cost to clients. But …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 13

CAFC Refuses to Clarify Claims Construction Law, Deference

I have wondered out loud whether the Judges of the Federal Circuit realize that the outcome is unpredictable until the panel has been announced. It seems that …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 3

A Patent for Software

What If you created an automobile engine that could deliver 500 miles per gallon of gasoline would you seek a patent? I suspect you would because that type …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 8

Happy Halloween! Learning with the Halloween Portable Container

The holiday patent du jour gives us the opportunity to explore the candy collecting aspects of trick-or-treating. More specifically, U.S. Patent No. 7,594,669 is for a portable …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 4

Two Free Webinars on America Invents Act This Week

There are two free webinars this week relative to the America Invents Act to alert you to. Given the enormity of the changes and how every time …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 0

When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

It is certainly true that once you file a nonprovisional patent application your ability to make additions to the application has largely ceased. Even if you are …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 6

President Obama Orders Acceleration of Technology Transfer

Breakthroughs in science and engineering create foundations for new industries, new companies, and new jobs. This is undeniably true. The question is how do we unleash this …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 9