Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

By Christopher McHattie “Is my idea worth pursuing?” That question can be more complex than it may first appear. For example, many ideas are great, but are they feasible, viable, protectable and non-infringing of existing rights? So, while “I have a great idea that will help people” is a great start, it’s just that, a Read more about Patent and Literature Searches — In Context[…]

6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration

6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration

Since 1941, the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States, but the festive traditions for Independence Day go back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence and two days later the Declaration of Independence was drafted by Read more about 6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration[…]

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Who’s going to SXSW in March? Are you an artist, a musician, an inventor, an IT guru? You are the innovators, the people who have ideas and are enthusiastic to introduce the world to who you are and what you are about. At the same time, you need to protect your creativity and to learn Read more about Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016![…]

The Times They Are A’Changing

The Times They Are A’Changing

The amount of money companies are prepared to invest on protecting their intellectual property is a fairly good litmus test for the state of the economy.  There is concern that the current depression in the economy is showing no sign of improving. In a recent article by the Economist Magazine, the number of patent applications Read more about The Times They Are A’Changing[…]

The America Invents Act Doesn’t Live Up To Its Name… And What It Fails To Address

The America Invents Act Doesn’t Live Up To Its Name… And What It Fails To Address

The United States has always been at the forefront of innovation.  Perhaps born of necessity given our “wild frontier” history or perhaps just dumb luck, for better or worse, the United States has more often than not been the spearhead of change.  From the industrial revolution, to the more recent technological revolution, to the information Read more about The America Invents Act Doesn’t Live Up To Its Name… And What It Fails To Address[…]

Is Innovation Being Stifled

Is Innovation Being Stifled

Are current policies stifling innovation? Having practiced intellectual property law for more than 25 years, I’ve had the singular honor of witnessing American innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial energy signal the end of every economic down turn. All those unemployed and under employed workers, having a little time and inspiration, innovate and develop new company concepts Read more about Is Innovation Being Stifled[…]