From Rags to Resilience: Mary Kenner, US Patent #2881761A

In the 1920s, a creative teenager named Mary Davidson came up with an idea for what would eventually become the modern sanitary pad. Before the “sanitary pad” became an affordable commercial product, women dealt with their periods with homemade rags or tampons. But tampons were considered indecent for young women to use. That prohibition, plus …

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Learn How to Do a Patent-Search Like a Pro.

Anyone can search Google Patents, but a professional prior-art search combines targeted search with analysis to yield concise and useful results. In our new video series, “How Do I Know It’s Patentable?,” we teach inventors our four-pronged approach to prior-art searching, and more importantly, the basics of determining whether an invention is patentable. Join us …

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They Sewed Two Jockstraps Together, Then Changed Women’s Sports Forever.

“…the motivation for the Jogbra started with a blunt question from her sister in 1977 about the discomfort she experienced while running: “Why isn’t there a jockstrap for women?” Ladies, remember the days before sports bras?  Women athletes resorted to bandaging their breasts. Same with any women who jogged, or played b-ball, or tennis, or …

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Free Library of Philadelphia Virtual Office Hours Wednesday, August 12

During this weird, interstitial time, let’s encourage each other not to give up on our inventions and plans. Now is a good time for research and development. We can help by answering your questions about the patent process.  Happily, office hours are once again being scheduled and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Business Resource and …

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Patent Granted: Method for Producing and Streaming Music 
Generated From Biofeedback

  Congratulations to our clients Jon Shapiro and Joe Patitucci for their Method for Producing and Streaming Music 
Generated From Biofeedback, Patent # 10,636,400.  It’s an application that alters received signals from a wearable biofeedback device, generating musical tones to be played on a portable electronic device and/or shared with others.  The varying musical tones …

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Generated From Biofeedback

New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program at USPTO

The USPTO is granting prioritized examination to small businesses seeking patent protection for products or processes subject to FDA approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19. In its new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to patent applicants that qualify for small or micro entity …

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