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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. 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: Incandescent Gas Lamp

On this day in 1912, the patent application for Incandescent Gas Lamp was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,031,013.    

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Patent of the Day: Comfort-Bag

On this day in 1919, the patent application for Comfort-Bag was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,308,028.      

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Patent of the Day: Electric Shaver with Vibratory Shaving Units

On this day in 1952, the patent application for Electric Shaver with Vibratory Shaving Units was filed. U.S. Patent No. 2,675,614.    

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Patent of the Day: Window Air Conditioner

On this day in 1954, the patent application for Window Air Conditioner was granted. U.S. Patent No. 2,682,159.    

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Patent of the Day: Meat Grinder

On this day in 1928, the patent application for Meat Grinder was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,675,067        

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Patent of the Day: Basket Ball

On this day in 1929, the patent application for Basket Ball was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,718,305.    

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Patent of the Day: Machine for Printing and Embossing Checks

On this day in 1902, the patent application for Machine for Printing and Embossing Checks was granted. U.S. Patent No. 703,335.    

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Patent of the Day: Ice Rink Resurfacing Machine (Zamboni)

On this day in 1953, the patent application for Ice Rink Resurfacing Machine was granted. U.S. Patent No. 2,642,679.    

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Patent of the Day: Refrigerator

On this day in 1909, the patent application for Refrigerator was granted. U.S. Patent No. 925,727.    

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Patent of the Day: Self-Photographing Apparatus

On this day in 1934, the patent application for Self-Photographing Apparatus was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,963,176.    

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