Patent #11752420 Granted

Congratulations to our client Todd deWardener for his Ski-Training Apparatus, a set of convertible poles for training young people to ski. Patent #11752420.

My Favorite Monkee’s Mother Was a Business Diva

From struggling single mother to business diva, Bette Nesmith Graham’s grit and perseverance was epic.  So was her story.  If you want to be inspired, read Perseverance, thy name is Bette  at this month’s installation of the USPTO’s Journeys of Innovation. “She stood outside the Texas Bank and Trust high-rise building in downtown Dallas one …

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Fundamentals of the patent-application process workshop, 1/12/23

First-time patent-application filers interested in learning about the patent process from start to finish are invited to join the USPTO’s three-day workshop to learn the fundamentals of the patent-application process. The Stakeholder Application Readiness Training (StART) is for independent inventors and entrepreneurs. Day Three is from 9 am — 4 pm on Jan. 12, 2023 …

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TOMORROW! Intellectual property basics and helpful resources

Thursday, May 5, 2022: Free Workshop from the USPTO Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product. The discussion will cover: …

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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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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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Apply for a Patent on a Really Tight Budget.

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 12 pm to learn about pro-bono patent services for small businesses.  We will show you how to navigate pro bono services from the USPTO and other organizations. We’ll also cover everything you need to know before …

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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: