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Richard Beem
Works at Beem Patent Law Firm
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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Four takeaways from Apple v. Samsung smartphone #design #patent wars. Number 4: Patent litigation is chess not checkers!
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Software #patent eligibility as updated by #USPTO on July 30, 2015.
The USPTO has issued the 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Interim Eligibility Guidance) for USPTO personnel to use when determining subject
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Live with #ClarenceDarrow, #trial #lawyer, portrayed by #SandyBrook at #ABAannual in #Chicago 
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Well stated, Sarah Klein: With do-it-yourself (DIY) #legal work, you get what you pay for, at best. As you point out, the corporate #startup would do well to retain counsel for legal advice and representation. For example, #DIY #trademark applications are up sharply from 10% to 30% of all applications filed with the #USPTO, and they're not going well. Same with pro se #patent filings. That's why the USPTO recommends to applicants that they consider engaging an experienced patent or trademark attorney.
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Google announces that it bought 28% of the #patents it liked. If you have the choice, is it better to buy or sell patents? Or is it best to do the work of inventing, patenting and practicing new proprietary technologies for revenues and profits? #patent   #licensing   #manufacturing   #invention   
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Three days of Bar, all I can take; today I'm chillin' in the Lake. #ABAannual 
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 It was great to clerk at the #FederalCircuit in the Markey era. We honor the memory of great jurists, and we advance our #legal careers, when we participate in #barassociation meetings. #ABA #AmericanBarAssociation #cafc   #lawyers   #judges   #clerkships   #judicialclerkships      
It is a wonderful experience to serve as law clerk to a judge. It's fun to meet other law clerks, judges, and members of the bar. Clerks get to know each o
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Are you protecting the proprietary technology embodied in your new improved products. Blog by patent attorney Richard Beem, newly amplified with even more facts and data. #patent   #research   #products   #design   #development   #manufacturing   #competition   #profitable   #investment   #proprietary   #technology   #intellectualproperty   #IP  
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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