Category Archives: Patent

21st. Century Patent Practice

Being a parent of three sometimes means you have to take your work on the road as you chauffeur them to activities. Let me tell you about one such day. Sitting on the sidelines during a sports lesson, I want to, … Continue reading

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Tips for Breaking Free from Alice’s Shackles

I wish I had never met Alice! I feel she’s imposed on me, much like how a spouse is imposed on another in an arranged marriage or a mother-in-law that overstayed her welcome. Alice is here to stay. Of course I’m referring to … Continue reading

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Patent Validity Opinions Take on Greater Importance

The general industry consensus that formal validly and infringement opinions were unnecessary is changing after two recent US Supreme Court case decisions were announced. After Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (2016), it is easier … Continue reading

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Awe, Man! Don’t Take Away The Cool Stuff!

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 … 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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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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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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