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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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.
very lawyer welcomes a good, paying client. By the same token, every party seeking a lawyer wants to engage competent, diligent, ethical counsel.
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.
Business—at least as waged between competitors—is war. That observation was made in 1832 by Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz in his magnum opus, On War, based on his service in the Napoleonic Wars.
In a major new development, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) has adopted a resolution favoring patent-eligibility of computer software inventions, also known as “computer implemented inventions” or “CII.”