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Pleasantly Surprised by Technology that Works

If a device is meant to make our lives easier, its interface with us should be simple, clutter-free, intuitive and does not require specific tweaks from its users.  I may have found just that device! When my wife got my … Continue reading

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AWE, MAN! DON’T TAKE AWAY THE COOL STUFF!

Those cool new car features that allow integrated on board car cameras and multi-purpose navigation devices might be short lived.  The music industry groups are suing Ford, GM and other car manufacturers for copyright infringement and failing to pay music … Continue reading

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Czech Us Out!

I can hardly believe it has been two months since I first set foot in Prague, the month just prior to the onset of the Syrian migrant crisis in Europe. For those of you who know me, you probably already … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Innovation Hot Spot

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Calling all Inventors!

$2,000,000 and $1,000,000 prizes from NIH for inventor of a wearable device with a biosensor to track alcohol consumption in real time. Short version of Rules: Inconspicuous Low profile Aesthetically appealing Can be jewelry, clothing or anything in contact with … Continue reading

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Trademarks are Secret Weapon of Celebrities

Celebrities are getting trademark savvy by registering marks before others get the idea to capitalize on popular phrases and lyrics by putting them on T-Shirts, shot glasses and other products. Musicians, sports coaches, athletes and politicians want to capitalize on … Continue reading

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Congratulating Michael Jordan in a Sports Illustrated Ad Earned a Business a Lawsuit from the Celebrity

When celebrities receive awards or reach professional milestones, businesses often run congratulatory advertisements that both salute the celebrity and promote their brand.  While those seem to be supporting the celebrity, celebrities have initiated legal action for misappropriation and unauthorized use … Continue reading

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Whenever Working With Outsiders and Your Proprietary Technology, Don’t Forget About Technology Improvements

Whenever a business (or independent inventor) enters into any type of agreement concerning access to its proprietary, patented, patent pending, or trade secret technology, it is important that the agreement addresses potential improvements to your technology that may be created … Continue reading

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Trade Secret Theft Claims

New York law creates civil liability for “misappropriation” of someone else’s trade secret(s). New York’s criminal larceny statute may also impose criminal liability for stealing trade secrets. An action for misappropriation must be brought within 3 years after the misappropriation … Continue reading

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Protecting Against Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is at an all-time high with the internet as a major global retail hub.  The problem with counterfeit goods is that they are usually inferior quality and dilute the brand and its reputation with the consumer as a source … Continue reading

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