Every day is Presidents Day in the offices of Beem Patent Law Firm. We are surrounded by thirteen original U.S. patents signed by early Presidents of the United States. The Beem Presidential Patent Collection spans the years from 1800, when John Adams signed an original patent at the seat of the federal government in Philadelphia, to 1836, when Andrew Jackson signed many original […]
You need 5 things to get a patent. More on that below. There Is Nothing like a Customer Here is the key, the one thing you need to make a patent worth the investment: There must be a customer for your patented invention! Otherwise, you’ll have a “paper patent” collecting dust on the shelf instead […]
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,” […]
The front page headline of the Wall Street Journal* blared the news: “Apple, Qualcomm End Legal Feud.”
The Supreme Court recently clarified the post-AIA meaning of “on sale” in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceutical USA, No. 17-1229, 2019 WL 271945 (Jan. 22, 2019).
Chicago can be a cold, hard place. Crime, corruption, taxes. Brutal winters.Why would one choose to live and work in Chicago? I’ll tell you my story, below.