Posts Tagged: small business


A toxic concoction of myth, media and money is killing the patent system

In the past decade, the patent system has been turned on its head. Inventors are now villainized as cartoon characters called patent trolls simply because they assert …

A false patent reform narrative – The Innovation Act is not about small businesses

you continually hear from Members of Congress, Staffers and those giant companies pushing for weaker patents that the goal of the bill is nothing more than to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 13

IP Protection is Key to U.S. Job Creation

While all job creation is valuable to continued economic growth and development, high-skilled, well-paying jobs are the most impactful for sustained economic progress. Evidence suggests that intellectual …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
3 years ago 1

Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovators

Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Why ‘Patent Reform’ Harms Innovative Small Businesses

For small business, patents will become mostly unenforceable due to the proposed much higher upfront cost of litigation, thus making small business patents significantly less valuable. Loss …

Engaging Small Business Customers from the Start

Making a startup into a successful small business venture requires more than an entrepreneurial heart and willpower. It takes a loyal base comprised of engaged, connected customers …
By James White
4 years ago 0

Startups Entrepreneurship: One Simple Idea is all it Takes

We pick up our conversation with where many inventors stumble as they attempt to move from idea person to small business person. We also discuss lessons learned …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

The Good Steward – Turning Federal R&D into Economic Growth

By SENATOR BIRCH BAYH --- What should we say about a steward that manages billions of dollars in public research funds not aimed at finding commercial products …
By Senator Birch Bayh
5 years ago 6

5 Bad Habits Small Businesses Have With Social Media

No matter where we go these days, social media surrounds us. It seems everyone is saying, “Follow us on Twitter.” “Like us on Facebook.” “For More Information …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 years ago 1

5 Simple Ways to Leverage Your Online Business Relationships

Social Media is not a fad. It is not something that is going to go away nor is it going to be replaced by something bigger and …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 years ago 0

Reducing the Cost of Maintaining International Patent Rights

It is with great interest that we at Sentry IP read the report the United States Patent and Trademark Office made to Congress earlier this year on “…
By Jude Tonner
6 years ago 0

Patent Advantage: Laying the Groundwork for International Rights

Indeed, competing globally is a prerequisite to success for most companies in what is an ever increasingly global marketplace. To compete globally American firms engage in licensing, …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Making Small Business Look Bigger

There are many ways to enhance your small business, making it look bigger, at relatively inexpensive costs. Everyone has to start somewhere, but think about things from …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 13

Economic Signs Paint Bleak Picture for the Future

Small businesses are the backbone of the nation's economy and those that are most likely to engage in job creation. Unfortunately, the small businesses surveyed tell a …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 7

American Davids of Innovation, Start Your Engines: Strategies for Coping with First to File Under the America Invents Act

Under the “first to file” AIA regime, the effective prior art date is what prior art exists before the U.S. patent filing date. In other words, …
By Eric Guttag
6 years ago 22