Posts tagged patent drafting
Landmark Design Patent Case: Apple versus Samsung

An interesting piece from Fortune magazine came across our desks at Trig® this morning, outlining the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung in the tablet computer market.  There’s nothing much at stake here, if you think hundreds of millions in revenue and billions in market valuation are small considerations. 

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Raster Is Disaster: Quality Patent Illustrations

A few weeks ago, I was catching up with Justin Nifong, a Triangle-area intellectual property attorney who relies on our patent illustration service, Trig PDQ.  Our conversation turned to the merits of using vector illustration tools versus the old approach of hand-drawn, rasterized patent figures for submission to the US Patent and Trademark Office. In expressing his frustration with the old-school approach, Justin provided this gem of wisdom, “Raster is Disaster.”

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Best Practices or a New Way: Patent Drafting vs Ideation

We hear a lot about best practices in innovation management circles.  In fact, we recently interfaced, at the same conference, with a speaker who had authored a book called Best Practices Are Stupid, as well as a consultant who recommended applying best practices in certain aspects of product development.

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See You at PDMA Innovate Carolina 2012

This week marks an exciting time for Trig Innovation, as we celebrate the expansion of our business through our presence and sponsorship at the Product Development and Management Association’s Innovate Carolina conference on Friday, April 20th.

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Trig® Announces New Registered Trademark

Trig® Innovation is proud to announce the procurement of a service mark for its name, Trig®. Trademarks are standard fare in the world of the products we design and develop for others, and the word, Trig®, has taken on so much meaning for us in the last year that we decided to take the “what’s good for the goose” approach to our own name. 

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Better Patent Applications through Better Patent Figures

The United States Patent and Trademark Office reviews around half a million patent applications each year, and the agency approves these applications at a rate of roughly 50 per cent year to year. The level of execution of many elements of the application can lead to the pass or failure of the patent.

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