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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“Patent Bar” Intellectual Property Discussion Group: Meetup this Thursday

  The “Patent Bar” is an IP meetup/intellectual property discussion group for patent practitioners. Once a month we geek out on IP over beer from 6 — 8 pm. Like everyone else, we’re now doing it via Zoom. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Join the Meetup Group (48 members and counting) and “Attend” …

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More initiatives around the world show multinational companies declaring open, cooperative innovation to combat COVID-19.

Patents 4 Partnerships is a USPTO-sponsored exchange site that matches licensors with health-technology inventors. It lists current COVID-19-related patent-holders in an online marketplace. The aim is to get these new technologies licensed and put to work combatting the current pandemic. According to the USPTO, the partnership,  also known as the IP Marketplace Platform, is a …

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Licensing 101 for Inventors Webinar: Thursday 5/21/20

We’re presenting Licensing 101 for Inventors this Thursday between 4:30 — 5:15 pm alongside Venture Cafe Philadelphia. Learn about your options when considering licensing your invention to a company. Learn how licensing works; how much you can expect in a licensing deal; whether to license or produce it yourself; and how to talk to potential …

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