National Inventors’ Day

Ronald Reagan as President of the United States proclaimed February 11, 1983 as National Inventors’ Day, Proclamation 5013, to “…call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Let us celebrate inventors as drivers of innovation and advancing our society.  

Clemson University Pitch Competition Information

The Inventor’s Project is inviting  you to join us on February 22nd at the Madren Center located on Clemson University’s campus for an invention pitch competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers that present the most novel and IP ready inventions.  Dowenload the submission form below and send it to jeff@usinventor.org if you are interested in pitching …

“Progress of Science and Useful Arts:” Discovery, Innovation, and the Vital Role of Intellectual Property

When: February 22nd, 2016 from 9:30am-2:00pm Where: 230 Madren Center Drive Clemson, S.C. 29634 Keynote Speaker: Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. 3rd Congressional District, Congressional Inventions Caucus member Come and hear from the pros: How to Invent From Patent to Commercialization Does IP Really Matter? Technology Transfer Meet experts like nationally known inventor Eric Huber, Edison Nation CEO Louis Foreman, Medical Device Manufacturers …

News of the Week – January 21st

It has been a truism of the American economy for decades: When oil prices rise, the economy suffers; when they fall, growth improves. But the decline of oil prices over the last two years has failed to deliver the usual economic benefits (New York Times). Patent buying is an effective way to solve a patent deficiency challenge. In many technology areas …

News of the Week – January 14th

The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates only three times this year as it faces a more subdued outlook for both the U.S. and world economies, a Reuters poll of economists found (Reuters). The point where patents may come up in the Presidential debates will be in these application layer issues of drug pricing, taxes or maybe trade. But even …

News of the Week – January 7th

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits fell last week, and layoffs in December were the smallest in more than 15 years, indicating labor market strength even as economic growth appears to have slowed sharply in the fourth quarter (New York Times). Massachusetts is the most innovative state, with California scoring a close second and Washington, New Jersey and …

News of the Week – December 17th

A patent owner that seeks to prevent another from infringing is NOT a bully, period. A patent owner that takes action to prevent infringement is merely protecting the property right they have been granted; a right purposefully granted by the federal government after a lengthy examination process (IPWatchdog). The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost …

News of the Week – December 10th

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) says getting patent reform through the lower chamber is all about “timing” (The Hill). Mortgage rates were pushed slightly higher by last week’s strong employment report, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac (Washington Post).

News of the Week – December 3rd

U.S. services sector activity slowed in November but remained at levels consistent with a steady pace of economic growth for the fourth quarter, a business survey showed on Thursday (Reuters). Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, told Congress that she regarded domestic economic conditions as sufficiently strong to start raising the Fed’s benchmark interest rate later this month (New …

News of the Week – November 19th

Yesterday IAM held an event in Washington, DC, titled Patent Law and Policy. The first panel discussion of the day was on patent reform, taking a look at what has driven the legislative agenda over the past decade, what has been fixed, what remains to be done and how patent reform could affect patent owners ability to secure maximum monetary …