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Michele Baillie Elected as Secretary of The Boston Club

Michele Baillie Elected as Secretary of The Boston Club

We congratulate Michele Baillie in her election as Secretary of The Boston Club for a 2-year term.  The Boston Club is a community of female executives and professionals invested in elevating women into leadership positions. We believe that women’s leadership has a...

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History Matters: Willis H. Carrier

History Matters: Willis H. Carrier

It's HOT, so let's talk air conditioners. Did you know that Willis Carrier, an American engineer, is known as the "Father of Air Conditioning"? Born on November 26, 1876 in Angola, New York, Carrier earned an engineering degree from Cornell University in 1901. He...

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PATENT TIP: Consider a “Forward Looking” Patent Strategy

PATENT TIP: Consider a “Forward Looking” Patent Strategy

Your IP portfolio protects your company’s product or service. But have you considered a "forward looking" patent strategy? A forward looking patent strategy anticipates what coming next in your industry, identifies the critical technical problems that will need to be...

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PATENT TIP: Avoiding issues of patent ownership

PATENT TIP: Avoiding issues of patent ownership

Full ownership of your patent is important, especially if your company uses independent contractors, third party vendors, and/or employees. When any of these parties contribute to the conception of the invention, you are legally required to list them as a co-inventor...

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PATENT TIP: “What can we patent”?

PATENT TIP: “What can we patent”?

A common question that comes up again and again is "what can we patent"?  You're interesting in protecting your product or service with patents, but you're not sure what to patent.  Try starting with these questions: (1) What features of our product/service gives us...

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USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Deadlines Under CARES Act

USPTO Further Extends Certain Patent Deadlines Under CARES Act

On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced for a third time that it was extending the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. For small and micro entities, filings that would have been deemed timely filed,...

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Michele Liu Baillie Named as a Super Lawyer in 2019

Michele Liu Baillie Named as a Super Lawyer in 2019

Michele Liu Baillie, Founder of North Patents, is named as a Super Lawyer in New England Super Lawyers in 2019.  Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement....

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USPTO Releases Report on Women Inventors

USPTO Releases Report on Women Inventors

On February 11, 2019, the US Patent and Trademark Office released a report, "Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents".  The report evaluated trends and characteristics of US women inventors named on US patents granted from 1976 through...

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Michele Liu Baillie named President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Michele Liu Baillie named President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) held its 2017 annual meeting and reception for newly admitted lawyers on March 23, 2017 at the Omni Parker House Hotel.  At this event the WBA transitioned to new leadership, welcomed new women attorneys to the Massachusetts legal community, and awarded its Distinguished Public Service Award, an award recognizing those who have made significant commitments to public service and who have contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

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North Shore Patents Named Top IP Firm for 2016

North Shore Patents Named Top IP Firm for 2016

North Shore Patents has been named as a Top IP Firm for 2016 by IPWatchdog. We compiled a list of the top patent firms that are ranked based on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2016 where the patent firms were listed on the front of the utility...

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Michele Liu Baillie named President-Elect of WBA

Michele Liu Baillie named President-Elect of WBA

We are proud to announce that Michele Liu Baillie of North Shore Patents has been named President-Elect of the Women's Bar Association for 2016-2017.  "I'm proud and honored to be President-Elect of the WBA.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance...

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Proud Supporter of the Women’s Bar Association Gala

Proud Supporter of the Women’s Bar Association Gala

North Shore Patents is proud to be a supporter of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) Gala for the 4th straight year.  The Gala is the WBA’s annual signature event, showcasing the WBA’s support of women attorneys and honoring the recipients of the Lelia...

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