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HR 3309 Resistance Gaining Ground

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : News 

Hello Friends,

 

We definitely made some progress toward defeating the current patent legislation in the trip to Washington DC this past week. There is no question that we are making an impact.

 

Prior to the trip, we were alerted by an insider to a lunch meeting where lobbyists pushing the legislation were promoting the following: The patent reform debate has been painted as one of inventors vs. patent troll victims. Yet these two don't have to be enemies. We can protect intellectual ...


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Contact your Senator and save your IP rights ASAP

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : General Interest 


URGENT INVENTOR NOTICE | SENATE BILL

 

Contact your elected officials ASAP at: http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

 

INVENTORS - GET INFORMED ON AND GET INVOLVED WITH - THE CURRENT “PATENT RESTRICTIVE” CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION

The House of Representatives passed their version of a self-described anti-patent troll act on December 6, 2013 (H.R. 3309), and rather interestingly named it the “Innovation Act.”  We question why is there a rush to en...


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Lawsuit Says "First to File" is Unconstitutional

Posted by David Woods on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : General Interest 
Our member, Mark Stadnyk, is in the process of sueing the US government regarding the constitutionality of the America Invents Act and its "First to File" clause.

The Constitution states, "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."  Notice it states the "Inventors" not the first one to file some paperwork.

To see an article in the New York Times on this go to http:/...
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UIA hosts an America Invents Webinar

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 

Under the "America Invents Act" (AIA), the United States is changing from a "first to invent" patent system to a "first inventor to file" patent system. This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, requiring both inventors and businesses to reconsider their patent strategies. But what does this really mean to you and your invention?

Join nationally known patent attorney Bao Tran and executive director of the UIA Mark Reyland for an Hour-long webinar full of insights into what you sh...


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UCF Patent Workshop - June 15th

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Events 

Free Patents Workshop

Registration is free but seating is limited – 50 People

 

When:                              Friday, June 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:                             University of Central Florida, main campus library - Room 223

 

What:                               The America Invents Act is the most sweeping change to patent law in the last sixty years.  Learn how the patent reform will affect inventors, investors and technology companies.  Attendees will lea...


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Accelerate Your Patent Review with Humanitarian Patents

Posted by Paul Royal on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : News 

USPTO Director’s Forum Blog

Patents for Humanity

Sweeping revolutions in technology continue to fundamentally redefine the way we connect with one another and interact with the world. Today, an entrepreneur can do business with a remote village across an ocean just as quickly as a student in Boston can video-conference with a professor in Beijing. Political rallies can be organized by the click of a button, while gripping images of that rally can be shared across continents with a single tw...


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Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar - May 4th

Posted by Heidi Flinchbaugh on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Events 
There will be another Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar on May 4th.  It will be given by Patent Attorney Brian Steinberger at the Disney Entrepreneural Center in its new location at Fashion Square Mall.  It is From 6 to 9 PM.   Pre-registration is necessary.  More information may be obtained by clicking here.
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Gutting of Inventor's Rights Imminent

Posted by A.R. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : News 
Please bend the ear of anyone you know to prevent house's destruction of First To Invent. 

There is no excuse for an organization having only one person on email.  I will take it upon myself to gather everyone's email who wants real notice at the next meeting.  I find calling 50 people a chore Major corporations have stopped advertising web sites. 

Let me know so I can put it on facebook.  Which has been opened to another member.

This delay on the house bill is inexcusable.  We should be expan...
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Gutting our Patent System

Posted by A.R. on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : News 
Maybe you know someone who understands the mishmash of bills etc. in congress.  There is a bill that I think hasn't passed but maybe it has.  This amendment was defeated soundly.  This  amendment would have kept first to invent.

Suggestions for first page of web site which google sees better than other pages.

Keep our jobs, innovation here.  STOP congress from gutting our patent system.  Think we have the best manufacturing,legal system, education in the world?  Probably not.  We do have the be...
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January ICCF Meeting Notes.

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Meeting Results 
On January 8th we had a good turnout with 17 in attendence.  We will be hosting an Inventor's Fair at the Orange County Library, Auguts 13th.  We will be adding a page to this site as we have more information.  Bob Jasper was not able to give his presentation on crowd funding due to illness.  John Smith - the inventor of Storm Stoppers , however, gave a great presentation on why not to patent your invention.  He has written the book on this subject and you can get it at www.dontfileapatent.co...
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights January 5th at Disney Entrepreneur Center

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Events 
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
By Brian Steinberger (Patent Atty. from Cocoa)
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center
This three-hour seminar reviews the different types of intellectual property that exist in the United States, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and confidentiality/non-disclosure-agreement, as well as general techniques on marketing new ideas. $30 seminar fee Call 407-420-4850 to register

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