Women Inventors: The Patent Office Wants You.

USPTO is helping more women, minorities, and veterans join the innovation economy. “Expanding Innovation” is the USPTO’s new (March 2020) effort to inspire more women, minorities, veterans, and geographically/socioeconomically diverse applicants to join the innovation economy.  Get your free resources and mentoring: https://www.uspto.gov/initiatives/expanding-innovation

“IP 101” Tomorrow at University of Rhode Island’s Launch Lab

We’re presenting our IP 101 Workshop at University of Rhode Island’s Launch Lab tomorrow, 2/27/20, from 11:30 am — 1 pm.  It’s part of the RI INBRE Entrepreneur Series. Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.  Students, faculty and other entrepreneurs in …

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Twenty years of tinkering and persistence. Then a lucrative licensing deal.

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Determination, dilligence and a mid-life layoff were all he needed to make his invention the biggest-selling snow shovel in the U.S. and Canada. Howie Rosenshine was a fifty-year old software engineer when his employer of 22 years, Sun Microsystems, was bought out by Oracle. It wasn’t long before the layoffs began. That’s when Rosenshine was …

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Avoiding Infringement is a Subtractive Process

How do we avoid infringing others’ patents while obtaining the strongest patent possible for our own invention? When we focus on protecting our intellectual property, we sometimes fail to consider the possibility of infringing on someone else’s patent. A common belief among inventors is that The US Patent and Trademark Office protects inventors from infringing. …

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Patent Granted! Convert a snowboard to a skateboard/longboard.

Congratulations to our client Roberto Smith for his snowboard-longboard conversion kit, U.S. Patent No. 10427026.  Convert a snowboard to a skateboard or longboard, or convert your skateboard into a snowboard. This kit converts a snowboard to a long skateboard (“longboard”) by use of added trucks and structural supports. It combines the properties of a snowboard …

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