Encouraging Kids of All Ages to Learn About Intellectual Property

Our kids are the future of this country; they are the inventors and innovators of tomorrow as well as our future business leaders. Thankfully there are many resources for them to learn about intellectual property. We were thrilled to learn that the USPTO has launched a new website that encourages kids and teens to create and invent, all the while discovering the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property (IP). The new site includes history, informative links, activities, and videos designed to help educate students, parents and teachers about patent law.

Here's a nicely produced video where innovators within the arena of extreme sports talk about the importance of inventing, patenting, and advancing their own tools of the trade. Many athletes (and even young people who aren't athletes) constantly serve as innovators within their disciplines, creating goods and technologies that make it possible to break new ground in competitions such as the X Games. Have a look:

 

 
That's how it's done, and it all starts with your idea! Corridor Law Group attorneys have a history of educating students about the patent process. Firm founder Bob Fieseler has visited local schools to teach students about patent law. This is something we feel that is important, because tomorrow's innovators are nearby in our own local classrooms.

Learning how to get your idea off the ground (and protected properly) isn't just for kids, either. Our attorneys often find themselves taking on the role of a teacher as they instruct and guide "first-time" clients through the patenting process. Give us a call if you have your own questions and want to learn more about developing your own IP.

So, way to go USPTO! Big applause from all of us at Corridor Law Group.
 
 

New Technology and Inventions in the Market

New Technology and Inventions in the Market

At Corridor Law Group, we're excited and proud when our clients' new technology and products successfully break into the market with help from our patent strategies. It’s our business and our passion; it’s what we work hard to achieve for our clients.

Lately, we’ve been reading about and reviewing some of the technologies that have emerged over the past year and thought it would be worth highlighting a couple that we thought were pretty impressive.

One we came across was Armortech, and their Force Field Technology. They've developed technology that protects smart phone screens that are able to take quite the punishment. The technology is in the form of a screen shield that has been rigorously lab and field tested to withstand: a power drill, a hammer and crowbar, high pressure pellets, razor blades, and cinder block drops. Check out their demo here, it says it all.

 

Patented technology at work! Nice job Armortech.

Another pretty cool product comes from Powerbright. They’ve developed a power inverter that turns your car’s 12V cigarette lighter into an active AC wall outlet and USB port. It can power up to four devices at once and fits securely into most cup holders. This noiseless little product has three USB ports that are iPad/iPhone compatible and one wall outlet.

Powerbright designs and manufactures their products at its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. Keeping their design and manufacturing in their own plant allows for stringent testing and allows the company to maintain very high quality products. Check out more of their products at www.powerbright.com, pretty impressive stuff.

When innovative products become commercially viable, the patents that protect products' unique features, and the technology that makes them unique, should be rock solid.

At Corridor Law Group, we help investors, inventors and companies protect their intellectual property and help guide their products to becoming profitable. We also enjoy reviewing the latest inventions and how patents play an integral role in bringing products to market. We will continue to highlight more inventions, old and new, in future posts—please check back with us soon. For more information getting a patent application process started, please call us for a free, 20-minute phone consultation with an experienced patent attorney. Just visit this page.