Lost Einsteins: It’s Not Enough to Be Smart

Education, Access, and Exposure One of the most inspiring speeches I ever heard was delivered at a banquet for a nonprofit where I worked years ago.  The keynote speaker was Chef Jeff Henderson, and he was telling us, from experience, why some young people reach their potential and others don’t. One thing stood out: he …

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“Successful Inventing” Series Starts May 29, 2024

Without research, effort, and tireless promotion, an invention will not go very far. It is saddening when we observe some of our most creative clients failing to get their products sold because they may lack time, wherewithal, or inclination to pursue the development of their inventions. So we were happy to learn about the USPTO’s …

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USPTO Workshop Helps DIY Inventors Understand Claims

Independent inventors who want to save money may attempt to file a patent application on their own, but once they reach the part about writing claims… well, it’s not easy. Not even for professional patent practitioners. Knowing how claims work is a useful tool for DIY inventors because, in our opinion, it helps you understand …

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Trademark basics webinar: May 1, 7 — 8:30 pm ET

Did you know you can search and file a trademark yourself? Learn the basics of trademark registration at the USPTO’s “Trademark Basics” webinar on May 1, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. This session will cover: Definitions and types of trademarks Benefits of federal registration Selecting a trademark Filing and registration Finding help The event …

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Always-Free Services for Independent Inventors

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers free resources for inventors. These include application assistance; education and training; help appealing or fixing an issue; and other services that support independent patent and trademark filers. As a patent agency, we have noticed big disparities in inventorship, so we were happy to learn about the …

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The Path to a Patent, Part III: Patent searching at the USPTO

A patent search is a multi-step process. Here at Keeley DeAngelo, we use Espacenet, Google Patents, and the USPTO’s new Patent Public Search (PPS) tool. The PPS user interface requires some learning, and the USPTO has been offering repeated trainings since it rolled out its new tool last year.  The next training, on April 18 …

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Patent Pro Bono Program: Pathways to Inclusive Innovation

The USPTO offers a free program for under-resourced entrepreneurs called the Patent Pro-Bono Program. Learn about it in a virtual presentation on April 12 from 9 am — 2 pm ET. The presentation will cover how to access government resources for starting and maintaining a successful business. Leaders in the intellectual property (IP) and small-business …

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How Cool. Is This.

Need some happy news? We were so inspired by this. Overcoming ten major cancer surgeries as well as an incarceration, Aisha McCain emerged an inventor/entrepreneur who now holds multiple patents in medical innovations and focuses her work on service to others. As a young kid,  Aisha would go with her mother to visit nursing homes …

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