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Lesley Wallerstein Teaches Chicago ProVisors Attorney Group about Intellectual Property Law

Today I got to wear my teacher hat and my lawyer hat at the same time. Thank you to the local ProVisors chapter for inviting me to speak. Thank you to my colleagues for welcoming me and engaging with me[...]

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Six of one, half dozen of patents and trademarks

This week’s total: 6 patents and trademarks. 3 of the 4 patents go to Steve I., who designed these super fun, funky and functional motorcycle engine guards. They flash different colors in the dark, either to the beat of music[...]

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Local high school students set to receive second utility patent – Reflections on the value of an MIT education

It’s been quiet on the website, but things are really popping at the office. I’ve got 4 patents coming in October 15: three design patents for illuminated motorcycle engine guards and a utility patent for twist-free cling wrap. This is[...]

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A thick envelope kind of week

It was another thick envelope kind of week. Last week’s count: 1 patent, 2 trademarks. The patent issued just 6 months after filing. The examiner allowed the application immediately and without any amendment. Clients and I love when this happens.[...]

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More patents and trademarks issue: Clients happy

It’s been quiet on the blog, but the last two months have been busy making clients happy. Two more patents issued: one for a new percussion musical instrument and the other for a clever sun shield for the face. Many[...]

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Happy clients receive patents and trademarks. Happy lawyer visits the Mother (Ship) of Invention

The law firm has sure been busy. We have prepared and filed two new patent applications for a returning client. We applied for over a dozen new trademarks. Several happy clients received their patents and trademarks. We continue to fight[...]

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National Law Review calls our Ice Cream Cone Patent “Delicious!”

In case you missed it, yesterday was National Ice Cream Day. Did you know that you can patent ice cream? You can, and you can patent ice cream cones, popsicles and even ice cream truck designs. A pair of clients[...]

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Celebrating Patent 10,000,000 (…and 9,000,000…and 8,000,000…and)

Patent 10,000,000 is here! There was much speculation that it would issue to a woman, or a woman-owned company, or at least a woman patent examiner. It did not. It belongs to Joseph Marron, of Raytheon, who invented the Coherent[...]

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Do I need a patent search? How much does a patent search cost?

These are among the most frequent questions I hear. Many of my clients have heard of doing a patent search. Some have even started one themselves. This article will explain what a patent search is, the benefits of doing one,[...]

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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Continues to Operate During Government Shutdown

For my clients wondering about the federal government shutdown: The Patent & Trademark Office continues to operate. Their website reported this late Saturday ,January 20: While activities across much of the federal government ceased at 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2018,[...]

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