The United Inventors Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit which has as its principal focus the provision of information and support to inventors and entrepreneurs, recently held an interim election to replace the Jack Smith who resigned as the UIA President and Board Member. Gene Quinn, a patent attorney with Zies, Widerman & Malek, and the founder of IPWatchdog.com, was elected to the Board to serve the remainder of Smith’s term, which will run through 2009.
About the United Inventors Association:
The UIA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, founded in 1990. Information and educational materials are free and open to the public. Additional in-depth materials and services are available to members on the members-only sections of the site. UIA members include: national and international inventor groups, individual inventors, entrepreneurs, academia, commercial enterprises, service providers and non-profit companies.
The mission of the United Inventors Association (UIA) is to coordinate individual inventors and inventor associations for the express purpose of actively addressing their issues and challenges at both the national (USA) and global level. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, UIA’s principal focus is on providing inventor/entrepreneur information and support, as well as serving in an advisory capacity to public and private sector institutions.
About White + Quinn:
White + Quinn, P.C. is a patent law firm uniquely created and structured for administering legal work provided through a system called The Invent + Patent System™. This system works through a web enabled inventor/attorney collaboration to create high quality patent applications at a substantially lower cost than other patent attorneys or law firms. Efficiency is achieved by the inventor, following a prior art search and preparation of drawings, submitting answers to a questionnaire. The submitted information is subjected to several iterative reviews between the inventor and a former USPTO patent examiner. These reviews result in the creation of a first draft of a patent application, which is turned over to a patent attorney or agent for further polishing, augmentation and claim drafting. The finished product is a patent application which is suitable for filing at the USPTO. Given that the information required by US law is more strict than virtually all other jurisdictions the resulting application would also be suitable for filing as an English language International Application pursuant to the requirements of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).