Ideas that lead to groundbreaking innovations are remembered for eternity. However, the difference between protecting and losing those ideas sometimes come down to a single moment in time. For Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray it was moment that shaped global communications forever.
Italy-1421. An Italian inventor is about to make patent history. Architect and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi was granted a patent on the manufacturing of a barge with a hoisting gear—a device that streamlined the transportation of marble. The patent resulted in Brunelleschi acquiring a three-year monopoly on the manufacturing and sales of the new barge. While monopolies are only celebrated today when you secure Park Place and Boardwalk, Brunelleschi revolutionized national and global business as his idea would influence society for the next 600 years—patenting your hard work and creative ideas is a profitable business decision.
The health care industry is moving forward so quickly it is hard to keep up, but companies like CVRx make us stop for a moment and tip our caps. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MDDI), an online and print resource for original medical equipment manufacturing, honors a company every year as the Medtech Company of the Year. While CVRx did not win the editor’s choice crown, the readers picked CVRx for the prestigious title.
Patterson Thuente IP is proud to announce that Brad Pedersen has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Prior to being elected to the Board, Brad served as Chair of AIPLA’s USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee and as a member of the Legislative Committee.
Imagine a world without sound. No wind gusts, rustling leaves or birds chirping. You wouldn’t know what a sold out baseball stadium sounds like or an encore from your favorite band. Audiofile Engineering is about bringing sound to life through innovative apps. Founded by musicians and engineers they strive to develop new ways for people to experience sound. Their new product, Myriad, is an innovative audio batch processor that creates incredible sounds and music:
Patterson Thuente IP is pleased to announce that four lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Congratulations to the following attorneys: Eric H. Chadwick, Litigation – Patent James H. Patterson, Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law Brad D. Pedersen, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law Bradley Thorson, Patent Law
Innovation will never stop as long as companies like Bruker Nano exist. Bruker is dedicated to solving businesses’ analytical questions by designing state-of-the-art solutions for a range of industries. From agriculture to health care and construction to microbiology, Bruker is bringing science to whole new level by turning the improbable into possible:
The first in a series of blogs about why you patent to protect your business and profits. A single idea could be more valuable than you think. When your company has an innovative idea, product or system, you need to protect it to ensure future profits and successes are owned. Do you remember the last time you were at a party and the karaoke machine was blaring as a friend tried to sing “Sweet Caroline?” Besides the memory of the tone-deaf rendition, you probably never thought about the karaoke machine’s history.
Our litigation team is giving a free lecture next Friday, October 28 at Pericles, Practical Concerns Affecting Foreign Litigants in US Courts and How US Political Issues Affect the Court System. They will discuss concerns that affect foreign litigants in US courts, including (1) deciding where to litigate: federal or state court, and (2) ongoing changes in the law that affect the outcome of civil cases.
The jury giveth — and the court taketh away. In Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., a trademark holder learned this lesson the hard way when the two courts rejected a jury award of almost $7 million against an infringer because the infringement wasn’t “willful.”