April Newsletter

This Month in History: 1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours 1868 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 1827 English chemist John Walker invents...

March Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: An interesting article was written about one of the quickest Appellate Decisions. This decision came in just 163 from patent issuance. The case was M-I LLC v. FPUSA, LLC, 626 F. App’x 995 (Fed. Cir. September 24, 2015), and you can read the...

February Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate officially confirmed Judge Leonard P. Stark to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Federal Circuit bench has great importance to the world of patent law as...

January Newsletter

Patent and Trademark News: The American Innovation and Choice Online Act was introduced in mid-October by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). On January 20, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted 16-6 to advance the bill...

This month in History – December

1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented in Massachusetts 1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair 1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented 1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth 1884...

This month in History – November

1956 Nobel for physics awarded to William Shockley, Walter H. Brattain and John Bardeen 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang 1846 Benjamin Palmer patents...

This month in History – October

1888 National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time 1899 J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner 1947 1st telescope lens 200″ (508 cm) in diameter completed 1856 Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers 2015...

This month in History – September

1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina 1753 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies 1839 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph 1853 1st electric telegraph used –...

This month in History – August

1774 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state 1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system 1893 Henry Perky patents a machine for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known as...

This Month in History – July

1698 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine 1850 Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus 1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon trav1872 Doughnut cutter patents granted to John Blondel, Thomaston, Maine 1953 1st helicopter passenger service...