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Name that Invention!

During a tour of Inventionland, the facility that does design work for Davison and Davison’s clients, excited visitors end their experience with a visual look at what Davison considers one of the last steps in the inventing process- filing a patent application. A long, white hallway becomes a conversation piece as visitors take a closer …

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When is the Right Time to Get a Patent?

Patents and inventions go hand-in-hand. A patent is a crucial piece to the invention puzzle, because it protects your idea by granting you the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States. When a company considers an …

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Pet Invention Patent Drawings… Worthy of Picasso?

While it may not be your first step in the inventing process, there comes a time when gaining a patent is a very important step.  And, if you thought coming up with your idea took a lot of creativity, wait until you must draw your idea for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent application! …

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What is a Provisional Patent?

Since June 8, 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for patent which was designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing in the United States, according to the USPTO website. “Technically, there is no such thing as a ‘provisional patent.’ The patent …

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America Invents Act Signed… Sealed… Delivers Patent Reform!

Recently, there has been historic progress made in the way patents are issued in the United States.  After nearly 60 years with no patent reform, President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law September 16, 2011. So, how does the new law affect the invention industry? Legislators say they hope the law will be …

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Lights, Camera… Celebrity Inventors in Action!

Sometimes, celebrity comes with a side of glitz, glamour and… innovation!  We’ve said it before, but ideas really do come from everywhere and from everyone! From the King of Pop to Catwoman, here’s a host of celebrities who are bursting with talent and also with ideas: 1.  Michael Jackson  If the Shoe Fits, Wear it!  …

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Fabulous Funky Inventions from the ’50s!

When we think of the 1950s, we may think of donning poodle skirts and saddle shoes and heading to the sock hop to dance to some Elvis.  But, it’s what we may NOT think of that we want to examine today…those ’50s fads and inventions that just didn’t quite catch on. Here’s a list of …

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Ten Beach Inventions We Totally Dig!

Your summer vacation may be approaching pretty fast, so what are you going to do for hours while you’re on the beach? Play with the sand, of course! You’re never too old to indulge in a little creative fun in the sand! Below, we’ve featured five modern tools to get you started, along with five …

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Senate Reinvents National Inventors Month!

The Senate has deemed it so! In a unanimous May 3, 2011 vote, the U.S. Senate approved an immediate resolution that made May – National Inventors Month! Similar to many inventions, the month-long celebration actually began as one idea, was improved upon and turned into another! Previously, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the inventing …

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When to Get a Patent on a Product

There are a lot of theories out there about when to patent your product idea. At Davison, we follow the strategy of “BUILD BEFORE YOU PATENT,” which also happens to be the business strategy of most manufacturers. New product development is a balancing act, and the best tight-rope walkers in this industry to learn from …

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