I was asked the following question recently: I have a great new idea. I would like to gauge interest by publicly describing what my new product does.
Amazon Patents Work-Monitoring Wristband
Last week, Amazon announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted it two patents for a wristband that can monitor its warehouse
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Inventors, please take note. When you hire a consultant to build a prototype or otherwise help you get your product to market, make sure that your
Beware of Trademark Scams
With increasing frequency, scam artists are targeting trademark registrants with suspicious-looking “snail mail” asking the registrant to send
Can You vs Should You Get a Patent
We were shocked last month when we read Forbes’ Stop Taking Business Advice From Your Patent Attorney where the author wrote that his patent lawyer
Patenting Artificial Intelligence
Under today’s patent law, could Star Trek’s Dr. Soong receive a patent on Data’s positronic brain? Dr. Frankenstein, a patent on his method of making
Does Your Patent Need a CIP?
When it comes to your patent application, you may have seen the terms “CIP,” “Continuation,” and “Divisional,” but what do they mean? How are they
Finding a Patent Attorney’s Past Work
Applying for a patent is an investment – in yourself, your business, and your invention. Which patent attorney you work with is critical. For the
Eyes Up! The Heavenly Palace is Falling!
The Chinese government recently announced that its first space station, Tiangong-1 (天宫一号 “Heavenly Palace 1”), is on a decaying orbit and unresponsive