USPTO Breaks President Trump’s “One-In Two-Out” Executive Order

(This article first appeared in IPWatchDog) It would appear as if Obama holdover Michelle K. Lee continues to run the USPTO. More than six weeks after President Trump’s Inauguration Lee is delivering remarks at PPAC and PTAB Bar Association on March 2, 2017, appearing as a speaker at industry events (e.g. AUTM), signing notices published in the Federal Register, and …

The America Invents Act was Wrong from the Start

(This article first appeared in IPwatchdog) Congressman Darrel Issa was the guest at a town hall meeting held at AMN Healthcare in San Diego when he first began pitching the America Invents Act (AIA). I was in the audience. Of those attending, less than a handful were actual inventors. Many were attorneys, but most were socialites following the man who …

Dictators, Property Rights and the PTAB: Why the AIA Must be Repealed

(This article first appeared in IPWatchDog) For months people have questioned how the fortunes of inventors and startups may change as a result of who wins the presidency. Pundits have analyzed everything from lobbying money and political influence to grandparents and uncles to paint a picture of how each candidate might change the patent system. Now that Trump has won, …

Patents used to be a property right, now a patent is a liability

(This article first appeared on IPWatchDog.com) For 35 years my wife and I have made our living for our family as a new product developer, manufacturer and I am an inventor myself. My wife Amy and I are both ex NAVY, avionics trained. We began our business in San Marcos building 500 microcontroller based/ remote car alarms that I designed …

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 …