The Illinois Institute of Technology and Ocean Tomo have worked together to create the only graduate level program focused on intellectual property management, the Illinois Institute of Technology Masters Program in IP Management & Markets. While some universities offer undergraduate as well as graduate courses in Intellectual Property Management, IIT offers the first interdisciplinary master’s […]

“Originally referred to as “art in industry”, industrial design provides the means to differentiate between mass-produced objects, drawing us to one product rather than another, making one brand more successful than another. Behind every new design is a desire to break new ground, to improve and to enhance consumer experience. Good design makes products easier, […]

I apologize for the long outage of the Patent Baristas web site.  For the past two weeks, the site has been unavailable — even to the point were I could not even log in to try to figure out why I was constantly receiving the message “Error establishing a database connection.” The web site was […]

The Program: Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture is a hands-on business development program specifically designed to assist scientists, inventors, engineers and IT developers in southwest Ohio to commercialize a new technology or take an existing tech business to the next level. The Format: Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture will be presented over a eight-week period beginning Tuesday, October 19, […]

Fellow bloggers J. Matt Buchanan ( and Stephen M. Nipper ( are joining forces to create a new law firm Buchanan Nipper LLC. In 2008, Matt opened the doors to his new firm, Buchanan Intellectual Property Office LLC (BIPO). Steve has been with Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP in Idaho. The new firm is set […]

CNBC Originals goes inside the most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. An economy built on robbing U.S. businesses, costing American jobs, and bankrolling terrorism: Fake handbags, watches, and perfumes are a way of the past. The largest underground industry in the world, Counterfeit Goods bring in hundreds of billions, while sapping the economy, putting […]

This is a reminder that some companies and individuals are sending out unsolicited mailings to patent applicants and owners of international patents, designs and trade marks asking them to apply for entry in various (sometimes official sounding) publications, databases and “registers” in return for payment of a fee.  These parties tend to make their offers […]

The Vatican is throwing its support behind an international project for adult stem-cell research but is not directly involved and has made no financial contribution to the initiative. The project, led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, comprises a consortium of researchers from several Italian health institutes, including the Vatican-owned Bambino […]