patents

Name that Invention!

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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Ford is Riding in Style with Latest Patent

Ford is Riding in Style with Latest Patent

  If you’re one of the many people that spend more time in their car than in their house, Ford’s latest patent could make your commute a little bit homier! Recently, Ford patented a concept for an autonomous car that can reconfigure its seats so that passengers in the front can face those in the …

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Four U.S. Presidents, Four Inventions!

Four U.S. Presidents, Four Inventions!

Presidents’ Day has come and gone and just like there are no days off for the president of the United States, there are no days off in the world of inventions, too. Every day, a new innovative invention is being developed by people from all walks of life. But, since last Monday was Presidents’ Day, …

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When is the Right Time to Get a Patent?

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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Common Inventions with Uncommon Beginnings

Common Inventions with Uncommon Beginnings

Inventions come in all shapes and sizes and spring forth from some very unique situations. Sometimes, the most common things that we know and use today are born from interesting origins. Behind every invention is a creative mind and today, we wanted to take a look at some of these inventions and their beginnings! Green …

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Penning Invention Success!

Penning Invention Success!

Whether you are jotting down notes, filling out a form, writing out checks or anything and everything in between, you are more than likely using a pen to carry out these tasks. Although they might seem like mundane everyday duties, they wouldn’t be possible without the invention idea of Lewis Waterman, who patented the first …

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More Than Just an Author: Mark Twain

More Than Just an Author: Mark Twain

We all recognize Mark Twain as being a well-known American author who is responsible for classic books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But, did you know that Mark Twain also was a patent holder? Believe it or not, aside from being a famous author, he was …

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Patenting Thanksgiving

Patenting Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and this day is all about giving thanks for your family and friends and special thanks for the food that will be on the table! From turkey to stuffing to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, this is one holiday that is filled with deliciously high-caloric foods that are …

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A Potential Fairytale Ending to Patent Trolls

A Potential Fairytale Ending to Patent Trolls

On October 1, we wrote a blog about patent trolls, otherwise known as NPEs (Non-practicing entities), which are companies that don’t make or sell anything; they solely own patents. In an effort to thwart these patent trolls from buying patents for the sole purpose of frivolous lawsuits against unsuspecting businesses, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, …

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‘Troll’ing for Patents

‘Troll’ing for Patents

Patent trolls, otherwise known as NPEs (Non-practicing entities), are comprised of companies that don’t make or sell anything; they solely own patents. The money that is made by these entities comes primarily from obtaining licensing fees from businesses that use technologies covered by the patents they own. First known as “patent sharks,” these persons/entities, now …

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