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Richard Beem
Works at Beem Patent Law Firm
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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Lego #patent launched billion dollar toy line. Apply the same formula--the 4 W"s of patent--for your company's success. #IntellectualProperty #IP #trademark #copyright
Fifty-eight years ago today, Kirk Godtfred of Lego filed his patent application on the basic building block, literally, of Lego's billion dollar private fo
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You and your people have developed a new, improved product. Now, you wonder, when to launch? You've heard it before: DON'T. Do not go public! "Statutory ba
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What should you #patent? Who should apply for #patent? Part 2 of series on 4 W's of patent: Who, what, why, when.
In this part 2 of a series on 4 W's of patent, we will consider the what of patent, specifically, the reasons to focus on patenting inventions that are "in
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Who should apply for #patent? Part 1 in a series of 4 W's--who, what, why, when of #patents. #intellectualproperty  #IP #business  #strategy  
Four basic questions—four W's—should be considered by every aspiring patentee. In this part 1 in a series of 4 articles, we'll address who should apply for
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The Washington Redskins are on the verge of winning big! Their trademark rights are about to be vindicated. That's one good reason, I say, for them to thro
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Federal Circuit upholds offensive The Slants trademark registration on grounds of freedom of speech
#Constitution, #FirstAmendment, #ACLU, #Disparagement, #FederalCircuit, #IntellectualProperty, #IP, #LanhamAct, #Redskins, #TheSlants, #Slants, #Trademark, #Trademarks, #USPTO
What do the Redskins, The Slants, and the ACLU have in common? Citing the First Amendment, they say free speech trumps the Government's efforts to ban offe
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Lost in the story of Johnson Controls and #Tyco--a merger driven by tax considerations--is the fact that the companies were founded on #patents. You need to figure out how to make money before you have to worry about taxes. #patent #JohnsonControls
Johnson Controls and Tyco International have announced plans to merge in a multi-billion dollar deal. That's more than a dozen billion, as in 11 figures. T
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Why #patent? Who should apply for #patent? Part 3 of series on 4 W's of patent: Who, what, why, when.
This is the third in a series of articles on four W's: The who, what, why, and when of patent. In this article, we'll address the all-important question, w
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Who should apply for #patent? Part 1 of series on 4 W's of patent: Who, what, why, when.
Four basic questions—four W's—should be considered by every aspiring patentee. In this part 1 in a series of 4 articles, we'll address who should apply for
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Here's my new article, 3rd of 3 on #branding for the #Redskins and for you. #brand #trademark
Here's a Christmas present for Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins. This is the gift for the man who has everything—in the tradition of Machiavelli's offerin
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The Washington Redskins are on the verge of winning big! Their trademark rights are about to be vindicated. That's one good reason, I say, for them to thro
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My new blog, applying lessons learned in ‪‎sports to law practice and other fields of endeavor. ‪ #basketball   #coaching   #wrestling   #lawyers   #sports   #lawpractice   #legalmarketing   #marchmadness   #ncaa  
This morning Cordell Parvin published a blog about what we as lawyers can learn from his hero John Wooden of UCLA basketball coaching fame. I join Cordell
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Patent attorney, Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago; President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
Introduction
Born Chicago, Wisconsin dairy farm, one room country school, high school and college wrestler, house painter, Iowa State, Rockford Drop Forge (Dante's Inferno), chemical engineer, distillery, Dale Carnegie, Shrine circus clown, Texas City oil refinery, married, church, U. of Houston law school, Law Clerk to Hon. Edward S. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington DC, lawyer, Chicago patent attorney, speaker, writer, canoeist, rock climber, open water swimmer, law firm founder, ballroom dancer, chief cook and bottle washer, Twitter (BeemPatentLaw), LinkedIn, Facebook.
Bragging rights
Wisconsin State Champ Wrestler; Past President, US Group, International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Education
  • Iowa State University
    Chemical Engineering, 1979
  • University of Houston
    Law, 1985
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Patent Attorney
Employment
  • Beem Patent Law Firm
    Patent Attorney, 2000 - present
  • Jenner & Block
    1997 - 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    1985 - 1987
  • Amoco Oil Company
    1980 - 1982
  • Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord et al.)
    1999 - 2000
  • Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
    1993 - 1997
  • Neuman Williams Anderson & Olson
    1987 - 1991
  • Leydig Voit & Mayer
    1991 - 1993
  • Arnold White & Durkee (now part of Howrey)
  • Richards Medlock & Andrews (now part of Sidley Austin)
  • Vinson & Elkins
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Currently
Chicago, Illinois
Previously
Monroe, Wisconsin - Ames IA, Houston TX, Washington DC
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