The Economic Importance of the US-India Relationship featuring Congressman Steve Chabot Congressman Chabot will discuss Washington’s role in helping US companies do business in India. He is Chairman of the House Subcommittee on The Middle East And South Asia. October 19, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM | Frost, Brown Todd Offices 3300 Great American Tower, 301 East […]

What BioOhio Annual Conference: 2020 Vision 2020 Visionaries: Ohio experts highlight opportunities and trends in their respective niches Keynote: BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood discusses the future of biotech and the bioscience industry Workforce & Education: how industry can better utilize and customize community college programs for workforce, and how undergraduate and graduate programs […]

At the beginning of this month, AT&T rewarded some customers by giving them 1,000 free rollover minutes. While I’ll leave the debate of the dubiousness of such a reward to later, I just received a message from AT&T saying I have been upgraded and now can call any U.S. mobile phone for free: “AT&T Free […]

In Great Patents: Advanced Strategies For Innovative Growth Companies, Editor David Orange provides a collection of topics set out by experienced industry insiders. Great Patents is billed as a book on patent strategy that bridges the gap between primers, intended for those with minimal patent knowledge, and advanced books, serving practicing legal professionals.  Divided into […]

kar·ma/ˈkärmə/ 1. The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. 2. Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause. As a part of my attempt to become a happier, calmer, and more optimistic person (i.e., the opposite of my natural personality), I’ve […]

Since the America Invents Act has now passed, a lot of applicants will now qualify for a 75% reduction in certain fees at the US Patent Office.  The Act created a new micro-entity rate.  Now, various fees are due according to the following schedule: 1.  Regular applicants:  You’re a big boy or girl and you […]

Yesterday, Commissioner Robert L. Stoll talked about the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act at the 21st All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property here in beautiful, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. While only a cursory review, Stoll went down the highlights of the provisions that need to be understood now. 15% Surcharge The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Public Law […]

Like Bieber fever, the itch to mess with the rules for patenting have spread far and wide.  There is currently being considered a Bill to amend Australia’s patent law, which proposes a number of substantial changes. Description of the invention Under the proposed legislation, there will be a requirement that the description must enable the […]