Monthly Archives: November 2016

Who Was Edison? Why Was His Future So Bright-Get It?

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) held a whopping 1,093 US Patents in his name. He also held patents in the UK, France, and Germany on top of this. Who knows what the examination and granting wait time would be if he was … Continue reading

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Intellectually Thankful-Turkey and the Fixings through an Intellectual Property Lens/Belly

Turkey  A Method for Roasting Meat, 1974 https://patents.google.com/patent/US3804965A/en Turkey fryer with complete splatter protection, 2014 https://www.google.com/patents/US20140020569 Oil-cup (basically a turkey baster), 1906 Stuffing Instant Stuffing Mix, 1975 https://www.google.com/patents/US3870803   ­­­­ Cranberry Sauce It appears Ocean Spray has been making canned … Continue reading

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IP Law by the Numbers

Patents 1 Year The time a provisional patent is ‘good for.’ In order to benefit from the earlier filing date of the provisional, a non-provisional must be filed within 1 year/12 months. 20 Years For Non-provisional patent applications that were … Continue reading

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Women Inventors Holding Patents with Pride

Both women and men are inventors and patent holders and rightfully so. However, it is estimated that women won’t hold as many patents as men in the United States until 2092. Adrienne Lafrance of The Atlantic wrote an amazing article … Continue reading

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You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Patent

Umbrella comes from the Latin word “umbra” which means shadow. http://inventors.about.com/od/uvstartinventions/a/Umbrella.htm. It is believed that umbrella’s are over 3500 years old. They were used not just for rain but to shield powerful sunrays in Egypt, Assyria Greece, and China. I … Continue reading

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