Beem on Patents

How to Take Down Fake Websites

The situation: You have a business website. A scammer copies it. They use your images. Your text. Pictures and names of your people. Their fraudulent site looks just like your real site. Indeed, their crime starts with website “spoofing,” and it usually involves a spoofed URL—similar to your real URL. The need to act: Now, […]

A Tribute to RBG and the Judiciary

I join the throngs who grieve the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She loved the law and she applied it fairly and bravely. It takes courage to be a judge, to make decisions that are sometimes unpopular. At least half of the litigants who bring cases to court go away unhappy. Yet I write […]

Is Your Invention Smart?

By Alex Shtraym, Patent Attorney The world is changing. It sounds a little harsh perhaps, but “dumb” devices are a thing of the past. Instead, the market is flooded with “smart” devices: smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, smart appliances, etc. In no time, urban areas will classify themselves as smart cities, leaving you to […]

Power Through – There’s So Much You Can DO

By Erica Rickey, Practice Manager and Paralegal New opportunities and inventions lie around every corner. From the earliest recorded histories to the present day, people have solved problems and improved their worlds. We are seeing the same inventive spirit from our own clients, who are driving change in their industries by developing and improving technologies […]

A Time To Invent

To everything…there is a season…and a time to every purpose – Pete Seeger, from Eccl. 3:1 (KJV) In 1929, Bill Lear, his friend Elmer Wavering, and their girlfriends drove from their town of Quincy, Illinois to a scenic spot to watch the sun set over the Mississippi River. “I wish this car had a radio,” […]

Innovating Through the Turn

Your business has changed. Online orders and delivery? You’re stretched. Medical care? Sanitation? Immunology? Every challenge brings an opportunity. Video conferencing? You’re setting records. Are you taking your product line and computerizing it? Adding intelligence, connectivity, security? The world belongs to the niche business—the specialty company. Whether you’re in aircraft or zinc or anywhere in […]