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Inventors Eye. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Feb2013 volume four, issue one0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

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Don’t Sit and Wait: Stopping Trademark Squatters

Bad-faith trademark filings hurt U.S. businesses abroad. The best course of action is prevention.

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Tracking Innovation: Windshield Wipers

March is Women’s History Month. In observance, this article spotlights the creation of the windshield wiper blade.

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Spark of Genius
The Rx for Entrepreneurial Success

Meet Geneva Grainger, an attorney and Texas native who realized that sitting behind a desk and practicing personal-injury law was not the future she desired.

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Announcements
February and March

Saturday Seminar in Detroit Part Two

Independent Inventors Conference Heads to Kansas

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advice
New Fees and Micro Entity Status Take Effect March 19

 
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events
Where Inventors Meet

Independent Inventor Meetings Around the U.S.
 
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network
Organizations

Organizations and resources for the independent inventor community.
 
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in this issue
Don’t Sit and Wait: Stopping Trademark Squatters
By Scott Baldwin : Office of Policy and External Affairs
Tracking Innovation: Windshield Wipers
By Dennis Forbes : Office of Innovation Development
spark of genius
The Rx for Entrepreneurial Success
announcements
February and March
advice
New Fees and Micro Entity Status take Effect March 19
events
Where Independent Inventors Meet
network
Organizations for Inventors

 

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