Category: invention

The $50 Billion Post-it Patents: Tips for Business Owners

On May 8, 2021, Spencer Silver, co-inventor of 3M Post-it® Notes, died at the age of 80. The inventor’s death has made national news, and inevitably the event has prompted retelling of the Post-it story, i.e., isn’t it amazing what can grow out of an accidental discovery. But there is more to Post-it Notes than […]

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 […]