Today, we provide you some fodder to discuss at your Thanksgiving table.  Why not share some of this knowledge with your family and friends?TURKEY                        ... read more
A simple social outing seems like a no brainer, but there's a big difference between a well thought out occasion and a "random act of lunch."  One of the first things to consider is "why?"  There are a few reasons for a get together: To say thanks for business or referralsTo nurture... read more
The Elsing Museum Located on the Oral Roberts University Campus, the Elsing Museum calls itself “God’s Natural Art Museum." A showcase of priceless minerals and crystal formations, the museum is dedicated to sharing some of the most spectacular stones that have ever been pulled from the earth.... read more
PBS recently aired a terrific documentary on the life and career of Jim Henson. But did you know that Jim Henson and his future wife Jane Nebel filed for design patents in 1958 for their design of the puppets “Wilkins” and “Wontkins” used in coffee commercials – early precursors of what became the... read more
The above image is Figure 1 from the patent publication for a “Pop-Up Device for Deterring an Attacking Animal Such as a Bear.” Sadly, now abandoned. The device can be carried in a backpack and, when activated, deploys a quickly inflated figure (see above) and may emit noises, odors, smoke, and... read more
Hats off to Uncle Milton Industries and inventor Mr. Poesch for this entertaining patent (U.S. 7,338,340). Each toy starts as a stereotypical character with a set of sayings spoken in a character-specific manner (e.g. a policeman, skateboarder, soldier, infant, athlete, cheerleader, pirate,... read more
Whether or not you can have a float today, at least enjoy this patent for a “Root Beer Float Strainer and Method of Reducing Foam.” I want one of these! read more
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month?   To celebrate I decided that a perfect blog post is a discussion about ice cream and intellectual property litigation.  So, this post is dedicated to “ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”   There have... read more
Childhood is full of science. It’s the chemistry experiment of combining your strawberry scented shampoo and your watermelon scented conditioner to see if you can make your own delicious 2-in-1 combo. It’s the engineering lessons of building giant sand cities, reinforced by cardboard to prevent... read more
In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and your dog are good to go! (Disclaimer – this is not an endorsement for taking your rambunctious pup into a laboratory full of... read more
          September 5, 2012, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals came to a decision regarding one of the most closely watched cases in trademark law, Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent. The Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision which stated that a... read more
     In case there were any doubts, Entertainment is a big bucks industry. The endless focus on Hollywood mega salaries distracts from the reality that the entertainment industry provides hundreds of thousands of production and distribution jobs for Americans in every state. ... read more
The Ignite phenomenon is bubbling up throughout the world and it is happening within the state of Oklahoma as well (yes, even Oklahoma!) Last week was the first Ignite Tulsaevent and our own Emily Campbell dove into the fray with a talk entitled “How Not to be Waldo: Brands that Stand Out in a... read more
Want to be a part of something cool in Oklahoma City? Well - come help us prepare for IgniteOKC.  We will provide some snacks and drinks - you provide your brain and creativity. What is Ignite, you ask?  Ignite is a community intellect exchange - it is an open forum to share your... read more
Just a warning – this may sound a little snarky. So, you may or may not have heard – although I find it tough to believe you haven’t heard – but Google received a patent on the familiar search page interface we all know and love. It’s been a hot topic on Twitter the last two days – and I would... read more