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Inventors Eye Apr20120


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USPTO and NIST Launch Online Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool

To better serve the independent inventor and small business communities, the USPTO and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released a free online tool that will allow creators of intellectual property to recognize when they have an asset that can give them a competitive edge in the marketplace and when they should seek IP protection.

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Sen. Landrieu and USPTO Bring Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium to Shreveport, La.

Independent inventors attended the second annual symposium March 25-26 in Shreveport, La.

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Register Now for the Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference

The event, cosponsored by Invent Now and the National Academy of Inventors, will offer a host of workshops, breakout sessions, and speaking events with valuable information about intellectual property and the patent process.

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Inventors Beware: Copycats Thrive Abroad

A recent USA Today article tells a cautionary tale for U.S. independent inventors and small business owners seeking to distribute their products and services globally.

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Spark of Genius
Dr. Janine Jagger Fixes the Problem, Not the Blame

In the mid-1980s at the University of Virginia, Dr. Jagger was looking for a unique research project in the field of injury prevention. She found it when colleagues approached her with a new and deadly problem. 

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in this issue
USPTO and NIST Launch Online Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool
By Ram Shukla : Patents Technology Center 1600
USPTO Brings Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium to Shreveport, La.
By Elizabeth Dougherty and Alex Camarota : Office of Innovation Development
Register Now for the Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference
By Cathie Kirik : Office of Innovation Development
Inventors Beware: Copycats Thrive Abroad
By Alex Camarota : Office of Innovation Development
spark of genius
Dr. Janine Jagger Fixes the Problem, Not the Blame
Advice
Licensing Options
Events
Where Independent Inventors Meet
Network
Organizations for Inventors

 

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