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What’s Your Innovation IP Strategy?

Innovation Excellence – The fact that is, like many companies, his team had always viewed IP protection as an event, as opposed to being part of the innovation process itself.

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Legal Tech From In The House

Forbes – Ask people about their opinions on lawyers, and they all have something to say. Believe it or not, but feedback on in-house counsel outpaces even that of the practicing attorney.

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Patents fuel the American Dream

Inside Counsel – It has been said time and again that America is the land of opportunity, and there’s a reason for that: patents.

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Why America’s Patent System is Not Killing Innovation

Fortune – U.S. laws over intellectual property give companies the incentive to invest billions in research and development of new products and services.

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Digital Migration Brings New Intellectual Property Challenges

Intellectual Property Watch – As an industry, broadcasting relies on copyright laws as it determines broadcasters’ ability to invest in the acquisition, production and dissemination of content. Digital information is protected under copyright, trade mark, and the domain name system. Click to read more.

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Is there a future for software patents in an age of software innovation?

IPWatchdog.com – A little less than one year ago the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, setting off a whirlwind reaction. In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Thomas the Supreme Court held that the patent claims were drawn to a patent-ineligible abstract idea, thus they were not eligible for a patent under […]

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Straight Shot 2015 Kickoff

Join our own Matt Poulsen, Chad Swantz, and Shane Thielen, June 11 at 5 p.m., at The Exchange Building (1905 Harney) to help celebrate and welcome this new class of startups at the Straight Shot 2015 Kickoff. Click here to learn more.  

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Straight Shot Mentor Meet Up

Matt Poulsen and Shane Thielen attended the Straight Shot Mentor Meet Up on Wednesday May 27th.

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Patent of the Day: Kinetographic Camera

On this day in 1897 the patent application for Kinetographic Camera was granted. U.S. Patent No. 589,168.    

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Patent of the Day: Extrusion of Metals

On this day in 1928 the patent application for Extrusion of Metals was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,682,399.

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Patent of the Day: Reed Organ

On this day in 1895 the patent application for Reed Organ was granted. U.S. Patent No. 545,100.

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Patent of the Day: Television System

On this day in 1930 the patent application for Television System was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,773,980.    

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Patent of the Day: Girdle

On this day in 1943 the patent application for Girdle was filed. U.S. Patent No. 2,381,232.    

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Patent of the Day: Waffle Iron

On this day in 1869 the patent application for Waffle Iron was granted. U.S. Patent No. 94,043.

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Patent of the Day: Oyster Shucking Knife

On this day in 1906 the patent application for Oyster Shucking Knife was granted. U.S. Patent No. 829,353.

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Patent of the Day: Safety Razor

On this day in 1930 the patent application for Safety Razor was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,773,614.    

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Patent of the Day: Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette

On this day in 1965 the patent application for Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette was granted. U.S. Patent No. 3,200,819.

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Patent of the Day: Roofing Tile

On this day in 1883 the patent application for Roofing Tile was granted. U.S. Patent No. 283,126.

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