I will be giving a 2 evening class on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights at Milford Education on Thursday night September 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and concluding on Thursday night September 30, from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. The classes will take place at Foran High School in Milford. I will presenting an overview of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights for new inventors, and business owners. For more information, and to sign up go here.
Yesterday, the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) had their monthly meeting which I attended. Bryan Mattimore was the speaker, and his topic was “Ways to Invent and Market Successful New Products”. It was great seeing local inventors at the zoom meeting, and discussing inventing. For more information about IACT go here.
I attended the Milford Bar Assocation bar-b-que yesterday. It was great catching up with old friends and new friends of the Milford Bar in a relaxed outdoor environment. I am pretty sure I was the only patent attorney there!
The Milford Bar Association has been in existence since 1976. When it was originally formed, there were approximately 28 lawyers, not enough to fill up one page of the yellow pages advertisement. Currently there are 130 dues paying members of the Milford Bar Association, as well as over 50 exempt members consisting of the judiciary, court clerks, prosecutors, public defenders, and city attorneys. For more information on the Milford Bar Association, go here.
I will be attending the annual meeting of NAPP for the next 3 days, July 19-21 via zoom. This annual meeting will include informational sessions on a wide variety of topics to keep me up to date on developments in patents law. Some topics to be discussed are: Developments in artificial intelligence/machine learning–practical take-aways for drafting and prosecution; Current Developments in Utility Patent Law; Current Developments in Design Patent Law (incl. Hague). I will also get to socialize with many of my colleagues who practice patent preparation and prosecution around the country and a few from outside the USA. For more information on the NAPP annual meeting, go here.
About 30 people signed up for my talk on Intellectual Property Basics for Small Businesses. The talk happened on zoom on July 14, 2021. I received lots of a good questions from the group of mostly women, and a few men. To find more information about the Women’s Business Development Council, go here.
I am happy to announce that I have been asked to a give a talk to the Women’s Business Development Council on Intellectual Property Basics for small businesses. The talk will be on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at noon on Zoom. You can see more details and sign up here.
Yesterday evening I attended the Entrepreneurs Society of Eastern Connecticut meeting entitled: ‘Grits2Gravy’ Entrepreneurial Keynote with Networking and Mentoring. I met lots of young entrepreneurs. The meeting was held at the courtyard of Housatonic College in Bridgeport. To find out more about this group, go here.
I would like to congratulate my client, Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB) out of Mill Valley, CA for receiving an issued design patent for their bicycle saddle. The issued patent can be seen here. WTB’s website is here.
Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT). Cliff Ennico gave an engaging presentation on Recent Developments in Fintech and Crowdfunding. For more information on IACT, please go here.
I would like to congratulate my client SIGNABLES LLC out of Longboat Key, Florida on their newly registered trademark for their design and word mark on “Signables” for memorabilia display frames to hold autographable images of sporting goods, autographable images of sports balls, autographable images of mascots, and autographable images of sports team’s logos. The trademark can be seen here.