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 (matt@bnip.com) and Stephen M. Nipper (steve@bnip.com) 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 […]

An increasing awareness of the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights to business success has led to unprecedented growth and transformation in the IP sector in recent years, but where does the industry go now? In IP Review’s State of the IP Industry 2009 survey, IP professionals revealed that they were coming under increasing pressure […]

Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea—especially at the beginning of a new year. As we look into 2010 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift […]