The systematic language of healthcare

November 27th, 2010

Working on various healthcare projects lately got us thinking about the language used in healthcare patents: Account administration plans and systems Healthcare Card Incentive Program for Multiple Users Person-centric account-based digital signature system Integrated Enrollment System and Method Healthcare debit card linked to healthcare-related and non-healthcare-related financial accounts Health care reimbursement Balancing the comprehensive health [...]
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Babies, teddy bears and flowers!

November 27th, 2010

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Patent Search Box for blogs / sites

November 27th, 2010

ip.com (as in “intellectual property”) just launched a feature where you can add a Patent Search Box to your blog sidebar, so your visitors can search patents right from your site. Search Box code available here. You can do full searches for US Patents, US Patent Applications, Prior Art, PRC (China) Patents and PRC Patents [...]
so interesting

iOS therefore iAM (taken)

November 27th, 2010

Steve Jobs just announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference that they are dropping “phone” from the name “iPhoneOS” to become, simply, “iOS”. This is a smart move. Uh oh. Seems like Cisco Systems runs a big chuck of the Internet on some thing called iOS. It’s deja vu all over again: you may recall back [...]
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Kevin Costner’s oil spill clean up machine & patent

November 27th, 2010

At Igor we deal with intellectual property rights every week as we search thousands of trademarks while naming products for our clients. It’s not enough to have a good idea, you need one that you can legally own. Kevin Costner’s much publicized Ocean Therapy Solutions company developed a soon-to-be-implemented oil and water separation machine. BP [...]
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Will Igor spin wildly out of control?

November 27th, 2010

As if the naming industry wasn’t already overflowing with hot air, now there’s more on the way: Tropical Storm Igor forms over eastern Atlantic. Here is a high-tech graphic from the National Hurricane Center: Now we just have to hope that Igor (2010 Hurricane Edition), doesn’t go on a destructive rampage like his cousin Katrina [...]
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Igor makes two appearances in current edition of Business Week

November 27th, 2010

Welcome to the End of Days, as the final two signs of the Apocalypse were checked-off late last week. Igor’s own creative director Jay Jurisich spouts off in not one, but two articles in the current edition of BW. “It’s the end of the world as we know it…”
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Your Fucking Polling Place

November 27th, 2010

Best name we’ve seen in a while: Your Fucking Polling Place
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Etymology of Car Names, part 71

November 27th, 2010

The Ford Lincoln-Mercury Sable is: “A personal conveyance named after its inventor, an assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.” – Beldar Conehead
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Tecnical Disclosures: A cost saving alternative to filing a patent

November 27th, 2010

If your intellectual property goals are to protect your right to use your ideas and to prevent others from patenting them, publishing a technical disclosure rather than filing for a patent, may well make good business sense. For starters, the entire patent process can run $25,000 and up. Publishing a technical disclosure will cost you [...]
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