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R&D Mining for Patentable Ideas

R&D Mining for Patentable Ideas

Remember the story about a drunkard searching for his keys under a streetlight, simply because that is where the light is?  Does this story have any parallels to your current efforts to increase your patent portfolio?

Design Patents & Wearable Devices

Design Patents & Wearable Devices

Wearable devices for monitoring health, wellness, and fitness comprise a rapidly growing industry that many outdoors and athletic companies are capitalizing on.  For example, a quick look at the USPTO patent database shows that nearly 5500 utility patents mentioning the term wearable device have issued since the beginning of 2016. 

Protecting before Presenting

Protecting before Presenting

What high fashion is to the Paris Fashion week, outdoor gear is to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market happening this July in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The event is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind, and in 2016, brought together over 6,000 retail buyers.  The Summer Market serves to link outdoor apparel and sports products manufacturers with these retailers, showcasing emerging trends and innovative turns in the industry.  These types of trade shows are always promising for entrepreneurs and companies developing new products, as unveiling a new product brings the lure of favorable publicity, potential investors, and hopefully big sales.