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Inventors Eye August 2014. The USPTO's publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius - Growing the Distance. If you find a problem that needs solving, chances are there are others who have the same problem. Sometimes, however, you need to convince them they have a problem. Also in this issue: The Dreams Ideas Are Made Of, Meet the Inaugural Class of Invention Ambassadors, Patents Pick-5 - Patent Cures for the Summertime Blues, Advice - Patent Owners – Beware of Maintenance Fee Scam, Events and Announcements - August and September.                         Inventors Eye June 2014

AUG 2014                                                                                             JUN 2014

Inventors Eye April 2014. The USPTO's publication for the independent inventor community.                          

APR 2014                                                                                               FEB 2014

 

Inventors Eye. December 2013, volume four issue six. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Patently Poinsettis. The poinsettia remains the favorite of holiday home decorators. But just where did this vibrant, festive plant come from, and how does it relate to patents? Also in this issue: Collegiate Inventors Lead Technological Charge. Spark of Genius:Tripping the Light Fantastic - An interview with W. Richard Frederick. Advice: Lower Fees Starting Jan. 1. Events and Announcements:Detroit Saturday Seminar on Dec. 7                     Inventors Eye, November 2013, Volume four, Issue five. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius: What Innovation Sounds Like. In this issue's Spark of Genius article, meet Woody Norris. Also in the issue: Fiscal year 2013 in Review: A Message from the Commissioner for Patents, Tracking Innovation: Prosthetics, Advice - Track One Prioritized Examination Puts Your Innovation in the Fast Lane, Events and Announcements - December Saturday Seminar in Detroit.

DEC 2013                                                                                              NOV 2013

 

Inventors Eye August 2013, Volume four, Issue four. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the Independent Inventor community. Spark of Genius: Innovation by Location. In this issue's Spark of Genius article, meet Chelsea Ex-Lubeskie and Riley Csernica. Also in this issue: Making Innovation Fun and Faire, SelectUSA Opens Doors to the World, Advice - Follow Up: Micro Entity Status, Events and Announcements - Annual Independent Inventor Conference October 11 - 12 at the USPTO.                     Inventors Eye, June 2013, Volume four, Issue three. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the Independent Inventor community. Opportunity at the Base of the Pyramid: Lessons from Patents for Humanity. Also in this Issue: Welcome Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2013, Spark of Genius - Grilling up Good Ideas, Advce - Can Recipes be Patented?, Events and Announcements - Patent and Trademark Workshop Series in Washington D.C.

AUG 2013                                                                                            JUN 2013

 

Inventors Eye. April 2013 Volume Four Issue Two. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the Independent Inventors community. First Inventor to File. Advice: First Inventor to File is Here: Learn How it Works. Also in this issue: Independent Inventors conference: A look inside, World IP Day is April 26, Spark of Genius: Innovating as a group : INCA, Events and Announcements: Kansas Regional Independent Inventors Conference.                   Inventors Eye February 2013 Vol four issue one. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius: The Rx for Entrepreneurial Success. In this issue's Spark of Genius article, meet Geneva Grainger, inventor of Belt Loopy and Heel Mates. Also in this issue: Don't Sit and Wait: Stopping Trademark Squatters, Tracking Innovation: Windshield Wipers, Announcements for February and March, Advice Column, New Fees and Micro Entity Status Take Effect March 19.

APR 2013                                                                                             FEB 2013

Inventors Eye Decmeber 2012 Vol three issue six. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Toying with Success. In this issue's Spark of Genius article, meet Richard Levy, co-inventor of the Furby. Also in this issue: Getting into the Game: Q&A with the Experts, Pushing Ahead with Pro Bono Assistance, PTRC's--the Cure for Information Overload, Announcements for December and January, and the Advice Column, Using the USPTO Data Visualization Center--Your Window into the USPTO.                    Inventors Eye October 2012 Vol three issue five. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. The Evolution of Adaptation. Also in this issue: Keeping the Road Clear: The Patents Ombudsman Program, Spark of Genius: Inventor Lifts Up Tradition, Culture, and Ingenutiy, Announcements for October and November, and Advice column, Resources for Understanding Third-Party Preissuance Submissions.

DEC 2012                                                                                            OCT 2012

InventorsEye. August 2012. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius Fueling the Inventive Spirit. In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Dr. Lonnie Johnson, creator of the Super Soaker. Also in this issue: Rules and Roadshows - An Update on the AIA, USPTO Patents for Humanity Competition, Bright Young Minds Shine at the USPTO, Announcements August and September, Advice Column Identifying Non-USPTO Solicitations                    Inventors Eye June 2012 Vol three issue three. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius Purse-uing a Dream. In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Sandy Stein, creator of the Finders Keepers Purse®. Also in this issue: Start-of-Summer Updates for Inventors Independent Inventors Conference Brings USPTO Resources to Sunshine State Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2012 Advice Column File Online, Save Money and Protect Your Private Information.

AUG 2012                                                                                           JUN 2012

Inventors Eye April 2012 Vol three issue two. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. USPTO and NIST Launch Online Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool. Also in this issue en. Landrieu and USPTO Bring Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium to Shreveport, La.  Register Now for the Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference  Inventors Beware: Copycats Thrive Abroad   Spark of Genius: Dr. Janine Jagger Fixes the Problem, Not the Blame  Advice Column Licensing Options                      Inventors Eye February 2012 Vol three issue one. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius  Inventor Lori Greiner Organizes the World. In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Lori Breiner, creator of over 350 products.Also in this issue America Invents Act Hits the Road   USPTO and National Women's Business Council Pay Tribute to Women's Innovation and Entrepreneurship   Advice Column USPTO.gov Inventor Pages to Offer New Patent Tutorials

APR 2012                                                                                             FEB 2012

Inventors Eye December 2011 Vol two issue six. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. USPTO Moves Quickly to Implement America Invents Act. Also in this issue Deputy Commissioner Margaret “Peggy” Focarino Named Next Commissioner for Patents   Spark of Genius: Polester Takes a Long Shot in Digital Photography    Advice Column File your Application Electronically to Avoid the Surcharge for Paper Filing                     Inventors Eye October 2011 Vol two issue five. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius  USPTO Issues Patent Number Eight Million: A milestone for the United States Patent System. Also in this issue President Obama Signs America Invents Act   USPTO Announces New Fees    Advice Column What Are the Current Guidelines for Submiting Models with Your Patent Application?

DEC 2011                                                                                             OCT 2011

Inventors Eye. August 2011 Vol two issue four. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius Giving through a Trademark In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Blake Mycoskie and Stephen Katsaros, creators of Toms® and Nokero®. Also in this issue California Regional Inventors Conf. Registration Is Open A Message from the Associate Commissioner Pro Bono Pilot Program in Minn. Helps Independent Inventors Gain Patent Counsel Advice Column Providing Inventors More Communication and Efficiency.                    Inventors Eye. June 2011 Vol two issue three. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtables. Also in this issue An Update on Patent Reform A Message from the Associate Commissioner Spark of Genius: Enertia Advice Column Accelerated Review of Green Technology Patent Applications.

AUG  2011                                                                                            JUN 2011

Inventors Eye. March 2011 Vol two issue two. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium – A Day of Information and Networking. Also in this issue USPTO appoints Teresa Stanek Rea as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Richard Maulsby as Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development Spark of Genius: Spilled Spaghetti Leads to Good Licensing Deal Advice Column Providing Inventors More Time through the USPTO’s Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program.                    Inventors Eye. january 2011 Vol two issue one. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius The Step 'N Wash In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Joi Sumpton, creator of Step ‘n Wash®. Also in this issue CommerceConnect Helps Businesses Become More Competitive and Create Jobs Trademarks Litigation Tactics Study Advice Column Working with a Patent Practitioner.

MAR 2011                                                                                             JAN 2011

Inventors Eye. November 2010 Vol one issue five. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Independent Inventors Gather at the USPTO to Share Ideas. Also in this issue Providing Inventors More Time and Options Spark of Genius: Houston Inventors Association Helps Members Bring Inventions to Reality Advice Column Resources in Your Backyard                     Inventors Eye. September 2010 Vol one issue four. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. USPTO Year in Review – and a Look Forward. Also in this issue The National Trademark Expo Set for October 15 and16 Spark of Genius: Your Inspiration Could be at our Next Conference Advice Column Patent and Trademark Resources in Your Own Backyard.

NOV 2010                                                                                             SEP 2010

Inventors Eye. July 2010 Vol one issue three. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. The USPTO Ombudsman Program is Here For You . Also in this issue Your Trademark is Your Invention's Brand Protection Spark of Genius: How KleenSlate Got Started Advice Column Save Money by Using TESS.                    Inventors Eye. April 2010 Vol one issue two. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Spark of Genius Simon Says: Invent.In this issue’s Spark of Genius article, meet Ralph Baer, originator of video game systems. Also in this issueA message from the Under Secretary and Director National Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts 16 New Members Provisional Patent Applications: What You Need to Know Advice Column Special Status?

JUL 2010                                                                                              APR 2010

Inventors Eye. February 2010 Vol one issue one. The USPTO’s bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. Patent Reform: Good for Independent Inventors and Small Businesses An Open Letter to the Independent Inventor and Small Business Communities from Under Secretary of Commerce and USPTO Director David Kappos. Also in this issue Protect Your Innovation: Avoid Scams Spark of Genius: The Spiral Eye Needle Advice Column Do Your Homework.                                                                                                        

FEB 2010                                                                                                                

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