Author: Carolyn Keane

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Sometimes the best inventions are discovered by accident. One day in 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming returned to his lab in London after a two-week vacation to find that mold had developed on a contaminated staphylococcus culture plate. The scientist was searching for a “wonder drug” to cure a wide variety of diseases. A moldy Petri […]

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  Paul Bradbury | Getty Images Nobody instinctively knows how to build a company. They either throw themselves into the role as a first-time leader, or they begin inside a classroom at the growing number of colleges and universities now catering to entrepreneurs’ needs. Inside these institutions, future founders and CEOs are taught the skills and — perhaps just as important […]

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Image credit: SanneBerg | Getty Images Thomas Smale•Contributor There are many reasons why an entrepreneur ultimately decides to exit a business. Some of the best incentives? Moving on to new opportunities; recapitalization; and, perhaps best of all, an especially lucrative buyout offer. Related: 10 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business No matter what the reason, if […]

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Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

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Top Investors Share What They Love (and Hate!) About Your Startup Pitches

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Fed up with what he perceived as bureaucracy run amok at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Paul Morinville staged a striking protest this summer, with inventors marching on the agency’s Alexandria headquarters, holding signs and burning their patents. He said too many patents approved by the agency had been revoked by administrative law judges […]

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How to Write a Business Plan Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you’ve spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential […]

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(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. For me, the “a-ha!” moment often hits in the dead of night, or when I’m in the middle of a meeting or driving. We Americans are a nation of problem-solvers, and it’s no wonder that we’ve come up with […]

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Brothers gain success with childhood invention sold in Lehigh Valley Dylan and Logan Fech test out “QB54.” Michael Silva of South Brunswick, NJ and Frank Silva, of Cummings, Georgia, invented “QB54” or “Quarterback 54.” The game, similar to football, is sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Bethlehem and Whitehall townships.

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What does “useful”, one of the basic requirements for the patentability of an invention, mean in Canadian patent law? On June 30, 2017, in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc.(AstraZeneca), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the threshold for utility is low — a mere scintilla will do. In fact, requiring anything more […]

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