Archive for January, 2011

Patent Reform Act of 2011


The latest patent reform bill entitled “The Patent Reform Act of 2011″ (PDF) , will be introduced to Congress by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, on Jan. 25, 2011. Could this be the year it becomes law? The Judiciary Committee has introduced patent reform bills to Congress every year since 2006. […]

IBM Awarded the Most U.S. Patents in 2010


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted an all-time high 219,614 United States utility patents in 2010 – up 31 percent over 2009. All but one of the companies in the Top 50 are up from 2009, most shattering records and many posting double-digit percentage gains. IBM continues to hold down the #1 […]

Inventors Hall of Fame: Nikola Tesla


Nikola Tesla Born Jul 10 1856 – Died Jan 7 1943 Electro-Magnetic Motor Alternating Current Patent Number 381,968 (.PDF) Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame™ in 1975 Nikola Tesla invented the induction motor with rotating magnetic field that made unit drives for machines feasible and made AC power transmission an economic necessity. In 1887 […]

Interview with Model Maker Fred Landers


Recently I met with Fred Landers with Paragon Model Makers Inc. and we had a nice conversation about how he can help inventors build working prototypes and models. Having a prototype is important in the patent process as well as manufacturing process. Like any endeavor cost and efficiency are concerns in trying to reach your […]