Legal Advantage Blogs
April 2011

USPTO Budget Cuts for 2011

Today USPTO Director David Kappos announced what the impact that the budget reduction will have at the Patent Office. There are a number of important areas where the USPTO will no longer be able to st...
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Fast-Track Patent Processing Coming in May

The USPTO announced late last week an accelerated patent processing system that will be officially launched on May 4th. The Fast-track patent processing sytsem called Track One with allow inventor and...
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Ongoing Struggle for a Simple European Patent System

The proposed unified Patent System across Europe would have the potential to provide major reductions in intellectual property spending. By applying for a patent that would be granted across the propo...
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April 2010

Hiring Patent Illustrators and Project Managers? Test for Drawing Ability

You wouldn't hire a pilot without ensuring he or she know how to fly a plane would you? How can a hard working patent illustration company better serve its clients and their clients? It can sometime...
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March 2010

Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent

A federal judge in Manhattan has stirred up the Intellectual Property community and specifically the biotech industry with a decision invalidating two patents on human genes relating to breast and ova...
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Mirza Baig talks to Entrepreneur Magazine on how to Become a Follow-Up Fanatic

Entrepreneur sought out advice from Legal Advantage's CEO Mirza Baig on the topic of pursuing leads, the importance of personal connections, and putting yourself in the position of the prospect. "Time...
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February 2010

Patents as Illustrations for Best Selling Literature

The German artists Julius von Bismarck & Benjamin Maus have recognized the world's 7 million patent applications and 22 million interconnecting prior art references as a rich tapestry from which to pl...
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Father of the Modern Frisbee, Inventor Fred Morrison Dies

Since its official purchase by Wham-O in 1957 over 200 million “WHAM-O Frisbee Pluto Platter Flying Saucer” have been sold, now more commonly known as Frisbee’s. Beginning as an activity that gaine...
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Rembrandts in the Attic: Utilizing University Patents To Create Entrepreneurship and Jobs

In the FY2011 budget announcement last week, the Obama Administration proposed a program to bring to market some of the over one million patents held by Universities and Colleges. Called IMPACT- Innov...
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Patent Illustration Attorney Vendor Relations with 3D CAD

We frequently encounter documents sent in by our clients, with images of 3D CAD models and screen captures of working 3D CAD models. IP professionals often do not ask inventors for these sophisticated...
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