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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: Method of Making Potash (first patent granted in U.S.)

On this day in 1790 the patent application for Method of Making Potash was granted. U.S. Patent No. X000001.  

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Patent of the Day: Whiskey Aging Device

On this day in 1940 the patent application for Whiskey Aging Device was granted. U.S. Patent No. 2,209,474.

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Patent of the Day: Dental Breath Guard

On this day in 1914 the patent application for Dental Breath Guard was granted. U.S. Patent No. 302,629.  

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Patent of the Day: Apparatus for Automatically Photographing Persons Moving Along a Confined Way

On this day in 1914 the patent application for Apparatus for Automatically Photographing Persons Moving Along a Confined Waywas granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,105,484.

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Patent of the Day: Glass Working Machine

On this day in 1915 the patent application for Glass Working Machine was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,147,892.      

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Patent of the Day: Sausage-Linking Machine

On this day in 1912 the patent application for Sausage-Linking Machine was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,033,154.

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Patent of the Day: Shoe (Salvatore Ferragamo)

On this day in 1952 the design patent application for Shoe was granted. U.S. Patent No. Des. 170,015.

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Patent of the Day: Milk Vat

On this day in 1908 the patent application for Milk Vat was granted. U.S. Patent No. 893,883.      

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Patent of the Day: Floor Polisher

On this day in 1920 the patent application for Floor-Polisher was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,346,918.

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Patent of the Day: Vulcanizer for Rubber Tires

On this day in 1917 the patent application for Vulcanizer for Rubber Tires was granted. U.S. Patent No. 1,234,065.    

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