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HOW TO FIX THE NRA


I might actually have been a gun rights nut before I was a true gun nut.  Before I became part of this industry in 2002, I had been the lead plaintiff and a legal strategist on a concealed carry civil rights case in Oregon that achieved a partial victory even with hostile judges.  I got  [...]

HOW TO PROTECT “COOL”…


HOW TO PROTECT “COOL” TWO FAMILIAR WAYS TO PROTECT PRODUCT DESIGNS, PLUS A THIRD WAY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF AND CAN UNDOUBTEDLY AFFORD. Everyone wants a patent. It’s perfectly logical to want to protect a new product.  Technical innovations help set you apart in a crowded marketplace and a patent prevents anyone else from offering  [...]

SHOT 2019 – HOW TO HEALTHILY HANDLE HUNDREDS OF HANDSHAKES?


I’ll report on the health effects and proposals for the future, later in this issue.  Meanwhile, for SHOT Show number 18, I continued a more relaxed approach I started last year.  Instead of worrying about visiting every client, friend, and lead I possibly could, I focused on simply having a good show, and making each  [...]

A PEEK INSIDE MY SECRET PATENT PENDING FILES


The thing I love best about my work is all the cool secrets I get to learn.  The thing I like least is that I have to keep them secret.  This month is an exception, where a number of my clients have decided to let me reveal the secrets of their pending patent applications, possibly  [...]

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – HOW TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR INFRINGERS


When you own property rights like patents or trademarks, you have the right to stop infringers.  But only if you know they exist. Often an infringer will be operating below your radar and will come to your attention only late in the game, when the infringer is entrenched and reluctant to back off. How can  [...]