Patenting the Results of Collaborative Research

In the past, research was carried out primarily by employees who had an obligation to assign ownership of their inventions to the same employer.  It was often the case that an employee conceived an improvement to another employee’s invention that might be deemed obvious (and, hence, unpatentable) in view of the original invention.  To avoid [...]

Sign Up for the 11th Biennial Hawaii SBIR Federal Funding Conference

 

This is a great opportunity to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and to meet Federal program managers.  With some coaching, Hawaii small businesses have a one in four chance of winning an $80,000 to $100,000 Phase I award to investigate the technical and financial feasibility [...]

Patenting Lots of Related Inventions

 

Some inventors are lucky enough to be able to focus on inventing in a single field or technology area.  Often, they generate lots of inventions that are related in some way.  In the recent past, when the fees that the UPTO charges for examining related inventions were lower, it almost always made sense to cram [...]

 

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