Patriotism is on full display in the United States every July 4, and Independence Day is the highlight of summer for tens of millions of Americans. The day is typically celebrated with parades, red and white bunting, Revolutionary War imagery and lots of food and drink.
Not surprisingly, intellectual property is found throughout the day’s festivities. We thought it would be fun to research the IP of the Fourth of July and look at some of the patents and trademarks that help us do, drink, eat and celebrate the day. (Clicking on the titles will take you to the respective Google Patent page).
While IPfolio has become well known among innovative companies for our patent management functionality, we’ve spent the last two years improving trademark management functionality to eliminate the common pain points inherent in traditional IP Management systems that have long frustrated trademark professionals. We spoke with IPfolio VP of Solution Delivery Heather Fleener to discuss why IPfolio's new trademark management functionality will make trademark managers efficient and deliriously happy.
They came, they listened, they chatted. And they ate very, very well.
The San Mateo Marriott welcomed IP leaders from many of the world’s most innovative companies to the IPforward 2018 conference (April 11) and User Group Meeting (April 10) last week. They left sated by compelling presentations, peer-to-peer networking and excellent food.
It was the fourth time we’ve invited in-house counsel and IP staff to learn from their peers, and everyone left enthused by real-world examples of what’s working and what’s possible in IP.