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 […]
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,” […]
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.”
On Tuesday evening, I went to a “shark tank” event at TechNexus in Chicago. Thanks to my friend and colleague Nancy Fallon-Houle, the startup business lawyer, for inviting me.
If you’re an inventor, engineer, or programmer—if you’re an entrepreneur, owner, or prime mover in a business—if you use technology to make better products for your customers—
Let’s say you own a business that makes something, whether it’s a software product or a hardware device. Your success depends on filling your customers’ needs better than anyone else.
“We’ve run out of big ideas,” the Wall Street Journal wails. The voice of Corporate America paints a bleak picture without offering any path forward. In this article,