We don’t usually plug movies around here but not too many movies have patent infringement as the major plot line.  Universal Pictures’ upcoming film titled Flash of Genius, starring Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney and Alan Alda, tells the story of the landmark patent case of inventor Robert Kearns. Billed as educational while also […]

In a bit of shameless self-promotion, we find that the Patent Baristas were ranked (once again!) in the 2008 Edition of Chambers and Partners, a guide to the legal profession that rates attorneys and their practices based upon peer and client review. Chambers USA touts the Intellectual Property Department as known for their “exceptional” attention […]

Well, we wrapped up the Patent Baristas iBarista contest after two lucky winners were picked to receive iBarista iPods. Winner #1. Elliot Mendelson, a patent attorney at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun in Chicago, was randomly selected as the winner of an Apple iPod shuffle 1 GB for submitting a new comment on the PatentBaristas.com website […]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sent out a gentle reminder in the Federal Register to all patent applicants and registered patent practitioners that the export of subject matter (transfer of information) abroad under a foreign filing license is limited to purposes related to the filing of foreign patent applications. The Notice states: Applicants […]

Well, it looks like Margaret Peterlin, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has announced that she will be leaving the USPTO in August with plans to pursue employment opportunities in the private sector.  It was probably going to happen some time […]

Just a final reminder of that we ended up having some iPod Shuffles left over from the BIO2008 International Convention.  In the new Patent Baristas iBarista contest, everyone has two new chances to pick up one of the iBarista iPods. Chance 1. For everyone to have an equal chance, I will randomly select a winner […]

Well,  we ended up having some iPod Shuffles left over from the BIO2008 International Convention, in San Diego, Calif.  After running the Patent Baristas’ iBarista contest, it turned out to be harder than expected to just “bump into” someone in a crowd of 20,000. So, I thought I’d give everyone a shot at picking up […]

Elizabeth Edwards is a woman on a mission and her mission is healthcare.  Mrs. Edwards wants us to know that we are facing a crisis in healthcare.  Ours is a system that is the best in the world but that is too expensive for many. Last week at the BIO 2008 conference, Amgen hosted a […]