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2019 Michigan Inventors Expo – Thursday, August 29th in Lansing, Michigan

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 25, 2019

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Meet Stephen Key, Co-Founder of IGA, Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding, and Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10!

The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hosted with Inventors Groups of America!

Join us on Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Conference Center. Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education. Space is limited – register today!

Sign Up Here! 

BiG Fab Lab Seminar for Inventors and Entrepreneurs: Patently Good Ideas! – June 20, 2019

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 20, 2019

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Does your business develop new products?

Are you an inventor?

Do you have an idea, and want to know the next steps in protecting and commercializing it?

If yes, then join us for this important seminar. A registered patent attorney will provide an overview of intellectual property, explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets, and will be available to answer your questions.

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

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They Invented What? (No. 102)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 19, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,557,994: Frameless glasses attaching to body piercing studs.

 

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a body piercing eyebrow studs, a left stud fastened outbound on a left eyebrow, and a right stud fastened outbound on a right eyebrow, an improvement comprising:
          a left eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an outbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a right eyeglass member having a C shaped clamp fastened to an outbound section of the eyeglass member;
          a connecting bridge joining the left to the right eyeglass member; and;
          wherein each C shaped clamp snaps onto the respective left or right stud.

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BiG Fab Lab Seminar for Inventors and Entrepreneurs: Patently Good Ideas! – June 20, 2019

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 17, 2019

BiG Fab Lab Seminar Flyer

Does your business develop new products?

Are you an inventor?

Do you have an idea, and want to know the next steps in protecting and commercializing it?

If yes, then join us for this important seminar. A registered patent attorney will provide an overview of intellectual property, explain the differences between patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets, and will be available to answer your questions.

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

BiG Fab Lab Seminar Flyer

They Invented What? (No. 101)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 15, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 7,090,268:   Dog waste catcher and holder.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A dog waste catcher and holder comprising:
          a loop shaped device;
          a carrying rod;
          means of securing the loop shaped device to an end of the carrying rod in parallel fashion; and
          a plastic bag placed inside the loop shaped device, wherein an upper portion of the bag is folded over the loop shaped device and bag ends are tied to the end of the rod.

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They Invented What? (No. 100)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 5, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,533,697: Mouse pad with beverage holder.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A mouse pad, comprising a generally rectangular sheet of mouse pad material having associated therewith a retaining means for retaining a beverage container, wherein said generally rectangular sheet also has a notch formed therein and a projection extending therefrom, and said projection has at least one dimension greater than three and one-half inches, and said notch is substantially similar in size and configuration to said projection.

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