Many readers of Patent Baristas may have noticed that the site has been “off-line” for a bit.  With my deepest apologies, I have found myself in the midst of a family emergency that is requiring most of my time and leaving little or no time for extras like blogging.  Since the difficulties may be extended for the next several months, I wanted to write to ask if anyone has an interest in writing guest posts for submission to Patent Baristas.

We know there are lots of great folks out there with even more knowledge on patents and intellectual property. We’ll make it easy for you to submit blog posts to us – all you have to do is send us your articles and we’ll post it for you. We’d also seek biographical information about yourself.  This will give us the chance to show our readers where you’re coming from in your experiences and credentials.  Feel free to offer a single submission, weekly or even daily.

If you are an author, editor, publisher, or agent, and would like to guest blog with us, please email us your request at  If you have preferred dates or time-frames, please include those in your request so we can begin coordinating the schedule.  The only requirements are that it be well written, on-topic, and non-defamatory.  A series of posts on a concentrated subject matter would also be a tremendous asset.

[On a side note, I would like to say a special thanks to those readers — generally fellow bloggers –who noticed my absence and took the time to write a kind note.  I appreciate your care and concern.  ~Stephen]

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  1. I came upon your site quite by accident. I hope you will soon have more time for blogging, working, and having fun. Good luck!

  2. I have been a follower of your site for a long time now. I hope and pray that everything gets better soon in your life. Take care and remember your followers care about you.

  3. Andrea/Laura,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am deeply touched that people have offered their assistance. I anticipate that I will be dealing with this for many months so I can really use any help that I can get.


  4. would you accept an anonymous blogger?

  5. I could accept anonymous blogging as long as it were not too controversial/inflammatory or libelous.


  6. If you’d be interested in an article related to patent/IP translation issues, I would be happy to contribute. Translation has been a hot topic lately as it relates to the EU agreements. The viability of machine translation for patents is also a hot topic. And, as prime contractor for USPTO’s translations for the past 20 years, we do have quite a bit of experience in this area …

    Our blog is at Just posted an article on some of the more “interesting” patent translations we’ve done recently!