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Richard Beem
Patent attorney, Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago; President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
Patent attorney, Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago; President, Chicago Engineers Foundation
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#SharkTank meets #realworld OR #patent attorney disses social app #inventions. How to focus your #business #strategy for fun and #profits. Boring, you say? Low-tech #inventors are crying all the way to the bank. Here's how you can join them.

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From 1790 to 1836, every U.S. #patent was signed by the #President, Secretary of State, and Attorney General. I own several of the historic originals, in the Beem Presidential Patent Collection, which I am pleased to share with you on this #PresidentsDay. Read this article for the fascinating history of the U.S. patent system and to see the historic exhibits of original U.S. patents signed by the early Presidents. http://www.beemonpatents.com/2017/02/when-presidents-signed-patents/

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Essentials to win East Texas #patent #IP #trials based on exclusive interview with blogger and #Texas #lawyer Michael C. Smith. The Eastern District of Texas is not a speed trap for big companies but a skilled trier of patent cases. Credibility, collegiality, advocacy, time limits, and predictability are essential. Local rules and standing orders must be observed. Read further to learn how #lawyers apply the basics in victory in an #EDTX #court #jury #trial.

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How to win #patent cases in East Texas and elsewhere: It’s a fast ride, and you must talk to your jury. You can be a Yankee so long as you're not a jerk. For best results, practice real diversity, and don’t fake it. Based on my exclusive interview with #Texas #trial #lawyer Michael S. Smith. #EDTX

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#Patent #litigation is feared by many, especially when the lawsuit must be defended in East #Texas. Based on an exclusive interview with the noted lawyer and blogger Michael C. Smith of Marshall, Texas, this article goes straight to the heart of #EDTX. Why do so many #IP cases go to trial there? Can a windfall in money #damages be expected? Part 1 of this article separates fact from fiction.


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A triumph of genius, and a toast to inventors: The story of Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak #patent war. My free gift to inventors and entrepreneurs, with three tips for patent success. #startup #invention #innovation

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#Invention is pretty heady stuff. That's for rocket scientists. Your company's #engineers and coders aren't that smart. Or are they? Three ways to innovate. The best solution might be right under your nose. #patent #inventor #innovation #business #strategy

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Is your company stuck on a plateau? Here's how to spur innovation to fill customers' needs, gain market #leadership, increase sales, and make more money. #patent #invention #engineer #engineering #innovation #business #strategy #inventor

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Success in #business creates needs for better products, more #IP rights, more growth. That takes money. To attract investors and key people, your company agreement must accommodate them. How and why to amend your #LLC operating agreement. #trademark #patent #strategy

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New #Cabinet picks are being made now by President-Elect Donald #Trump and his transition team. After #Commerce will come a new Director of the #Patent Office (or #USPTO). Here are 3 essential qualifications for the new Director--and the most important thing the Director must do immediately to turn around the Office and make it work for #inventors and business.
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