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 […]

See the biotechnology industry’s global reach next month. The BIO International Convention, hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), will take place June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Not a small, intimate affair with attendance at more than 22,000 in 2007, with representatives from 68 countries — international […]

The 8th Annual World Intellectual Property Day is April 26, 2008, and focuses on celebrating innovation and promoting respect for intellectual property.  Dr. Kamil Idris, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), highlighted the intrinsic link between creativity, innovation and IP.  Let us know what you think is the best way to celebrate […]