patent rights

Study finds the number of women entering and staying active in the patent system is at an all-time high July 21, 2020 Press Release 20-18 WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor-Patentees,” a follow-up to its 2019 report on U.S. women […]

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  Patent Center Beta is now available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Patent Center and DOCX filing features: Single unified interface for patent applicants Use of existing USPTO.gov accounts and sponsorships Submission of the specification, claims, and abstract in a […]

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Everyone of us uses his invention! It is such a simple idea, and yet, his daughter tried to talk him out of commercializing it. Read below written for the Lemelson-MIT. Mechanic and independent inventor Walter Hunt secured a place in American history when he invented the useful, everyday device known as the safety pin in […]

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How to Patent an Idea. And Is it Really Worth it?

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Image credit: Mila Supinskaya Glashchenko/Shutterstock Determining whether your invention will be successful or not is an integral part of being an entrepreneur. Here are three reasons inventors are outsourcing the review process to increase efficiency. When entrepreneurs and companies invent new products or technologies, they are understandably reticent to share their ideas with outsiders. After […]

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The patent troll narrative has dominated our cultural consciousness ever since a clever Intel lawyer coined the term in the early 2000s. Even if you know nothing about patents, you’re probably familiar with the concept. Companies with no intention of producing anything buy up overly broad patents to extort other businesses with. Do you remember […]

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When a company copied their invention, Natasha and Fred Ruckel began investigating — and got an inside look into how products are ripped off. On Valentine’s Day in 2015, Natasha Ruckel and her husband, Fred, were sitting in their living room in Gilboa, N.Y. Natasha was improvising on the piano, and Fred was listening while […]

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Earlier today, iPEL, Inc., launched its new website and a brand-new model of patent monetization, which offers free and paid licensing options to operating companies.  iPEL has also defined a set of business practices that a Non-Practicing Entity can follow in order to call itself an Ethical NPETM. iPEL was formed with $100 Million in initial capital, in May of […]

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Josh Malone, the inventor of Bunch O Balloons, won a $12.3 million judgement against Telebrands’ recently. Josh’s patents were challenged at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and were found to be invalid. However, the Eastern District of Texas found that the patents were valid and also found Telebrands’ and others had willfully infringed […]

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