Why Inventors Protest Congressman Issa

US Inventor’s Paul Morinville, along with other passionate inventors, took to the streets this weekend to protest Congressman Darrell Issa and his views on Intellectual Property policy. Paul writes: “Issa bullied through the America Invents Act to ingratiate his friends and contributors at the CTA.   While Issa is weakening our patent system, China, Europe and other countries are strengthening theirs. It …

Adrian Pelkus To join US Inventor’s Board of Directors

 Date: 9/22/2016 Contact: charles@usinventor.org Adrian Pelkus to Join US Inventor’s Board of Directors US Inventor announces a new appointment to it’s Board of Directors for 2016. Joining the Board of Directors is Adrian Pelkus who has 30 years’ experience in R&D, electronic product design and manufacturing in consumer, industrial and medical device fields. He has led many high tech start-ups as CEO or …

The Power of Inventing in Kansas City September 2016

On September 19th, 2016 The Inventor’s Project and the Ennovation Center, a Kansas City based business development incubator, hosted The Power of Inventing: How to Invent, Protect, and Maximize Your Creativity at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.  Joining local area inventors and entrepreneurs in attendance, the event featured speakers, inventors, and innovators from around the country including: Lee Langerock, Executive …

Statement on UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Final Report

 Date:                9/14/2016 Contact: dave@blueskinsolutions.com Statement on UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Final Report US Inventor is disappointed with the recommendations in the final report by the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines (HLP). As shown by the lack of consensus in their report, this process missed an important moment to bring stakeholders together for identifying real, …

Post-it inventors inspire students at Camp Invention

(Originally posted in the Pioneer Press (MN)). Most of the electronics lay broken beyond recognition — just a mix of components. Only the remains of a fan and a toy robot could be made out. Participants at Camp Invention, first through sixth-graders, took the gears, motors and lights from broken machines and tried to craft them into something new. The …

America’s Need For Strong Intellectual Property Protection

(This article first appeared in IPWatchDog) The need for strong protection of intellectual property rights is greater now than it was at the dawn of our republic. Our Forefathers and the Framers of the U.S. Constitution recognized the need to secure those rights in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8. James Madison provides insight for its significance in the Federalist …

Industry Reaction: Supreme Court upholds Federal Circuit in Cuozzo

(This article first appeared in IPWatchDog) On June 20th, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, which may not have wide-reaching implications on the U.S. patent landscape but will nonetheless be troubling to patent owners. In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the court upheld the ability of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board …

How the Supreme Court legislated patent reform

(This article first appeared in IPWatchDog) In my high school civics classes, I learned that the people created the American government by granting only certain rights to it. The rights we didn’t grant, we kept for ourselves or the States. I learned that law is the execution of the authority of government backed by legally applied violence. The authority of …

Inventors, Startups and Investors Amicus Challenges Constitutionality of IPR

(This article first appeared on IPWatchDog) National and local inventor clubs across the U.S. along with early stage investors and small patent centric startups came together to support a very important case. Together we represent the core of the American job creation engine and the bedrock of our economic prosperity. We participated in an amicus brief in support of MCM Portfolio asking …

News of the Week – May 26th

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment fell for a third straight month, a sign that manufacturing remains under stress (USA Today). This month, we celebrate National Inventors …