Beem on Patents

Recession-Proof Your Business with IP

By Erica Rickey, Practice Manager and Paralegal The economic recession of 2008 taught us that solid businesses with a brand, an IP strategy, and the drive to pursue opportunities will thrive no matter the economic climate. If you can add value for your customers, you will be successful. For example, the household name Lego came […]

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 […]

Inventor Shatters Iron Lung

Thanks to Pete Antros, the world is one step closer to improved patient outcomes in premature infants, children, and adults suffering from Atelectasis/airway collapse (AAC), which is a serious complication caused by a wide range of respiratory conditions.

The One IP Asset You Must Protect

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets—these are the assets that we call intellectual property (IP). Let’s look at each class of IP assets in turn, and then get started in building your IP portfolio.