Inventor and entrepreneur Frank Scozzafava of Mix Bikini designs, manufactures and markets interchangeable reversible bikinis. Frank is also a client of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio.
Frank was on th… Continue Reading »
As part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s $1 billion high-profile bid to turn the Buffalo Niagara region’s economy around, 43North business launched a global business plan competition that is going to giv… Continue Reading »
What exactly is obvious? Patent attorneys and independent inventors alike are aware of the standards of patentability; the invention must be (1) new, (2) useful, and (3) non-obvious. Common sense dict… Continue Reading »
The USPTO announced on Friday that it has upgraded the Patent Full Text and Image Database to PDF-file formatted images instead of TIFF images.
All I can say is that it's about time. For as long as… Continue Reading »
Licensing out Intellectual property can turn into a bit of a headache for even the most experienced patent attorney, let alone an independent inventor.
Richard Raysman, Seth Ostrow, Kenneth Adler a… Continue Reading »
As a small business owner there are two things that you should hold dear: the most precious of resources that you have – namely money and time. But these are the reasons that most owners tend to eit… Continue Reading »
Inventors and manufacturers often hit a roadblock called a patent. A question often asked to a patent attorney is "how can I get a patent invalidated or have a pending patent application rejected by t… Continue Reading »
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patents for Humanity awards were handed out in a ceremony on Capitol Hill last week. In addition to receiving the award and national recognition winne… Continue Reading »
The micro entity provision of the Americas Invent Act is now law. Now all the rule changes mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) have been implemented by the United States Patent and … Continue Reading »
As a patent attorney here in Buffalo, New York I am constantly amazed at how inventors from all over the country come up with ideas in their heads and turn those ideas into actual products.
Recentl… Continue Reading »
United States Patent and Trademark Office has come out with the June edition of its Inventors Eye bi-publication for the independent inventor community. One of the things I thought was interesting was… Continue Reading »
As a patent attorney in Erie County I often get asked, "how can I get my products on the shelf in Walmart?" Shelf space is like real estate and every inch inside the store has to be accounted for and … Continue Reading »
Inventor Robert N. Noyce
Born Dec 12 1927 - Died Jun 3 1990
Invention: Semiconductor Device-and-Lead Structure Integrated Circuit
Patent Number 2,981,877 (PDF)
Inducted into National… Continue Reading »
Wilson Greatbatch was an inventor from Buffalo who I met twice in my life. As a Buffalo, New York patent attorney I am a member of the Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association (NFIPLA) a… Continue Reading »
Ronald L. Docie Sr is the president of Docie Development, LLC, an international company that provides services for inventors and corporations. His inventions are featured in Wal-Mart, Kmart and thousa… Continue Reading »
Today marks what would be the 93rd birthday of the inventor of Styrofoam, Otis Ray McIntire.
Inventor: Otis Ray McIntire
Born August 24, 1918 - Died February 2, 1996
Invention: Styrofoam Bran… Continue Reading »
Inventor Harry Coover
Born March 6, 1917 – Died March 26, 2011
Patent Number 2,768,109 (PDF); Patent Issued October 23, 1956
Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fam… Continue Reading »
I have always been amazed at the complex inventions that have come about hundreds of years ago. Leonardo Da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian Renaissance genius who memorialized many… Continue Reading »
The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt
LoTempio Law Blog Book Review
About the book
The Invention of Everything Else brings us back to the early 1940's, when Nikola Tesla was … Continue Reading »
Inventor Joe Iannello came up with an idea of how to easily clean the underside of a lawnmower and he developed a new product called the Spray–n-Mow.
He designed it, he received United States Pa… Continue Reading »
As a patent attorney here in Buffalo, New York I was very happy to learn that Esther Takeuchi a University at Buffalo professor was among the 2011 inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. So … Continue Reading »
Orville and Wilbur Wright, American inventors and aviation pioneers, achieved the first manned, powered sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane without any assistance at takeoff.
Orvill… Continue Reading »
Born Jul 10 1856 - Died Jan 7 1943
Patent Number 381,968 (.PDF)
Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame™ in 1975
Nikola Tesla … Continue Reading »
Alexander Graham Bell
Born Mar 3 1847 - Died Aug 2 1922
Telephone / Telegraphy
Patent Number 174,465
Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame™ in 1973
Alexander Graham Bell's invention… Continue Reading »