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The Birth of a New Product: One Designer’s Story

The Birth Of A New Product: One Designer’s Story

This account of how a bike rack was invented is found in a published opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The invention in question was a product known as the Ribbon Rack.

The Telephone (Then and Now)

Design patents cover the way a product looks. If a design patent is asserted against an alleged competitor, the argument will be over whether the accused product has an appearance that is similar to the patent drawings.

Fixing A Cord-Cutting Problem On An Electric Hedge Trimmer

US Pat. No. 6,018,874 is an example of a patent that identifies a particular problem and lays out the solution offered through a problem-solving patented invention.

Selecting A Distinctive Trademark: What Every Business Needs To Know

When consumers see shoes with the Nike™ swoosh on them, everything they know about Nike instantly comes to mind. They can apply past experiences with Nike product to future buying decisions.


EUV Photoresist Pioneer Inpria Raises $23.5 Million In Series B Funding Led B Samsung Ventures

CORVALLIS, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inpria, a pioneer in high-resolution metal oxide photoresists for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), today announced that it has secured $23.5 million in Series B funding from a stellar syndicate representing leading players from…

FAST Global Solutions Expands Quality Team

GLENWOOD, Minn. – FAST Global Solutions, parent company of WASP Ground Support Equipment, continues to focus on high-quality products by expanding its quality FAST Global Solutions’ quality team, including Trevor Green, inspects each piece of WASP Ground Support…

Study Concludes Spinal Fusion Procedure Greatly Reduces Back Pain

Study concludes promising spinal fusion procedure significantly reduces back pain in participants September 20, 2016 06:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Inspired Spine announced that its study on minimally invasive…

SuperMax Tools Featured On Barnwood Builders

The DIY Network recently aired season 4 episode 9 of Barnwood Builders which featured the SuperBrush 24 and 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector. We recently spoke with lead builder, and Mark Bowe he had nothing but good things to say about the SuperBrush.

Biointeractions: New Intelligent Materials Make Healthcare Safer

Bactiguard and BioInteractions have received a European research grant aimed at developing a new generation of vascular access catheters, with new bio-smart materials for medical devices. The technology will be developed in a joint project with…

Access Vascular Moves Headquarters And Lab To Bedford

New Facility Enables Development and Manufacturing of Advanced Devices to Improve Venous Access Bedford, MA- March 1, 2017- Access Vascular, a medical device start-up, has moved its headquarters and lab to a new, larger facility in Bedford, Massachusetts. Founder and…

Augmenix: New Category 1 CPT Code For Implantation Of Biodegradable Material

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Augmenix Inc., (, a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary biodegradable hydrogels that separate and protect organs at risk during radiotherapy,…

Ocular Therapeutix™ Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA For Its NDA

No efficacy or safety issues raised by FDA Outstanding items pertain to manufacturing process and controls BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 25, 2016– Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the…

Leading Scientists Assert Gene-edited Livestock Safe For Human Consumption

ST. PAUL, MN – In a communication published in this month’s prestigious Nature Biotechnology journal, Recombinetics, a St. Paul-based gene-editing company founded by Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Scott Fahrenkrug, Ph.D., reported the…

Merger Announcement

We are pleased to announce the merger of Christensen, Fonder, Dardi

Case Study: Defending Mechanical Patents

Christensen Fonder defends mechanical patents against the institution of Inter Partes Review and successfully navigates reexamination proceedings without being required to amend

Case Study: Dismissal Of Patents From Infringement Case

Christensen Fonder achieves dismissal of two patents from infringement case

Case Study: Trade Secret Rights

Christensen Fonder successfully asserts trade secret rights