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Thanksgiving 2.0

November 20, 2014 Blogs

I love thanksgiving. Food, family, and gratitude, not to mention deep history and tradition. But, even thanksgiving can be innovated. So, this month’s post is dedicated to the brave men and women who work around the clock to patent the technology behind thanksgiving 2.0. First place goes to what I […]

The Ins and Outs of Patent Marking

October 25, 2014 Blogs

Whether you are a patent owner or exist in an industry where competitors own patents, it is helpful to know the ins and outs of patent marking. Patent marking is the practice of notifying others that a product is patented (or patent-pending) by actually inscribing it on the product.  For […]

Teamwork to Optimize Brand Development

September 19, 2014 Blogs

Developing a brand is an important activity for many companies. It does not often involve rocket science, but there are important things to consider. In particular, whether the company is a one-man shop or large enough to have its own internal marketing department, brand development can often benefit from the […]

I believe That We Should Learn From USU

July 22, 2014 Blogs

I’m making some observations on Utah state university’s (USU) trademark issue with San Diego State University (SDSU). In case you’ve missed it, you can catch national, state, and local news here, here, here, and here. Maybe most importantly, the actual chant thingy is here. (Turn your speakers up!) Basically, the […]

Utah Joins the War Against Patent Trolls

May 29, 2014 Blogs

If trolls are bad—eating billy goats and terrorizing the kiddies—patent trolls maybe even worse according to popular opinion. A patent troll is generally defined as an entity that does not sell the product behind its patent; rather, it extracts licensing fees and/or infringement damages from the unsuspecting (boo! we hate […]