Don’t just roll the dice, take these steps to steer clear Have you heard of Patent Prison? That’s my term for the quagmire that too many companies – especially brand-new ones – get sucked into when handling innovations. Odds are the company you’re currently working at has been there, too. Patent Prison is time-consuming, legally
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Culture plays a big role in how companies innovate After working with and mentoring hundreds (maybe thousands) of new and established companies, I’ve noticed that they typically fall into predicable groups. I decided to share these groups with you to see how well they stack up against your perspective. These fanciful labels are based solely
A look at what the Trump administration, USPTO updates and more mean for the future of design patents. From Steve: Please welcome returning guest blogger Andrew Rapacke. Andrew is the managing partner at The Rapacke Law Group, a full-service intellectual property law firm. Andrew delves into long-term strategy, plus a subject of much recent discussion:
Flaunting ‘rules,’ following trends and having fun I just came back from the Chicago Toy Fair and wrote about some of the hottest new toys I saw in my last post. Aside from the fun for kids, there were many takeaways for inventors and entrepreneurs that I’ll share with you here. These perspectives are all
News from the Chicago Toy Fair and More Although I was there for work, I had a lot of fun at the Chicago Toy Fair last month. It’s my second time to participate and a great hands-on opportunity to play with experience the newest gizmos from the toy industry. Plus, what a great opportunity to
I just came back from the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, my second year to attend this exciting and fun event. The Toy Fair is a terrific opportunity to see new toys on the horizon and to assess which ones may become the next big hit.
I was reminded to look more closely at everyday objects recently when my son and I hunted down a tasty meal at a local restaurant in the wilds of South Austin. I picked up my utensils and noticed the tiny white paper strip that held together the napkin rolled around them. Nothing fancy. In fact it was about as simple as you could get: a single snip of paper with some glue on one end, not unlike the sticky note made famous by 3M® years ago. But the detail that I consider the most important was the printing on one end: “U.S. Patent No. 6,644,498.” You know that caught MY eye!
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