Posts Tagged: entrepreneurs


Another PTAB Casualty: Emmy Awarded Wireless Microphone Technology Could Be Invalidated

On October 25, the AIPLA Annual Meeting will host a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Inter Partes Review (IPR) trial to determine the fate of a pair …
By Josh Malone
2 months ago 19

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Navigating California’s Complex Cannabis Industry

As of now, ten states have legalized recreational cannabis. Twenty-one other states allow medicinal use of cannabis, many of which are expected to legalize recreational cannabis in …
By Dr. Dariush Adli
6 months ago 0

Celebrating Innovation: IP Laws Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Without intellectual property protections it makes it impossible for an innovator to compete, raise money, and succeed in business. That was a story told by Joe Kiani, …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 3

Happy Birthday Patent System: Hope Springs Eternal

In 1790, the U.S. patent laws were first enacted and individuals could obtain a patent under the new federal government. For about a century beforehand, British citizens …
By Raymond Van Dyke
2 years ago 8

Declines in U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship the focus at Capitol Hill patent policy event

At the same time that America’s business climate has become too acidic for a vast majority of domestic startups, the nation has also been losing its …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 8

The Five Biggest Mistakes Toy Companies Make

While engaging in a manner most likely to lead to success is critical for any company, it is even more important for toy entrepreneurs for a variety …
By Andrew Rapacke
3 years ago 3

Dear Candidate: Is patent reform a catalyst for future innovation in the US?

Patent reform is a subject that most Americans are unfamiliar with. Additionally, significant lobbying efforts and financial resources dedicated by large corporations have confused the subject further. …
By Warren Tuttle
3 years ago 8

How the U.S. is Killing Innovation and why it Matters for Entrepreneurs

The engine that made America a greatest economic power was a patent system that led to tremendous innovation by incentivizing entrepreneurial …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 23

A Rebuke to Terrorists

Long term economic growth is intricately linked with political freedom. Political freedom fosters stable international relations. Stable international relations promote wealth creation. And so the cycle grows. …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 4

When You Believe: A High Tech Entrepreneur’s Story

One of the Patent Examiners was surprised that I was there by myself and asked why I didn’t have an “army” of attorneys with me, as …
By Michelle Fisher
5 years ago 5

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
7 years ago 2

Discussing Startups & Entrepreneurship with Author Stephen Key

A lot of inventors and entrepreneurs might come up with an idea that solves a problem, but I’ve always took a different approach. I would let …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Bayh-Dole Supporting Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ongoing efforts to support student entrepreneurship and/or invention on campus included a variety of programs: 84% of schools have entrepreneurship classes, bootcamps or other similar programs; 72% have …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

It is also critical for inventors and entrepreneurs to have a strategy to succeed, which seems simple enough, but is typically anything but simple for the creative …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

Failing Your Way to Success

Consider, for example, the old axiom that entrepreneurs must be unwaveringly fixated on a single goal. Most startups are built around a single product or service that …
By Edward Balassanian
8 years ago 5