Patents

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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Florida Students Work on Patent for Invention for the Blind COVID-19 impact on blind community PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Local high school students Jonathon Walker and Alex Johnson have been developing a device that turns text into braille for some time and now they’re working with a law firm to get a patent for it. When […]

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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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STARTING A BUSINESS>PROJECT GROW How to Write a Business Plan As published in Entrepreneur Magazine – see link above. 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 […]

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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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Biomedical engineer Melanie Watson had plenty to grapple with when prenatal tests during her second trimester revealed her daughter, the second-born of two, had a very serious genetic condition called trisomy 18. In this condition, instead of normal two chromosomes on the 18th chromosomal pair, there are three. Half of all babies born with trisomy […]

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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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