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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INVENTION-CON 2020 Starts Thursday 8/20/20

Got an invention and don’t know where to start? Or just want to geek out on inventor stuff for three days? Join the USPTO’s Invention Con 2020 from Thursday, August 20 through Saturday.  Hosted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s the annual conference for makers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Stuff covered includes: Best Practices …

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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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Patenting 101 Webinar: Sat., August 8, 2020

New London Makers: Let’s Do This. Patenting 101 for New London Makers:  Saturday, August 8, 2pm – 3pm We take ourselves and our work seriously by applying for patent protection. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You could file a provisional patent yourself for $70.  For real. Scott will deliver his hour-long Patenting 101 webinar …

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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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Scientist Patents the Future of Urban Composting

It was in the dirt of his grandfather’s gardens that Michael Bradlee began his life’s work. He studied the rich brown stuff that made up the soft compost heaps. He sniffed at the finished material and poked at its sowbugs and worms.  In the lab at school, he placed crumbs of it under a microscope …

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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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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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