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Entrepreneurs: Get to know pending design patent law changes

July 27, 2013 by

A design patent is a patent that typically protects the ornamental design of a functional object. For example, jewelry, food containers, and computer icons are all examples of functional objects that can have an ornamental design that can be protected by a design patent. International protection for designs is very expensive for U.S. filers. Currently, foreign filing for design applications is governed by provisions of the Paris Convention. There are currently 174 members to the Paris Convention …  read more

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The race has begun: First-to-file under the America Invents Act is here

March 23, 2013 by

Inventors—if you are not practicing your sprint drills…you should be. The race to the Patent Office has begun and there is no ribbon for second place. Prior to March 16, 2013, the United States was a first-to-invent country. Although there could be exceptions to the rule, the date of invention in the United States was determined upon execution of a two-step process that included: 1. Conception; and 2. Reduction to practice. Conception was the touchstone of inventorship and represented the …  read more

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David Milligan of Advent IP to present Thursday night at Cornstalks

March 27, 2012 by

David Milligan, founding partner of Advent IP and co-founder of Leap Ventures, will present at this month's meeting of Cornstalks, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at CAMP Coworking in the the Mastercraft Building (1111 N. 13th St.). More on Milligan, courtesy of the Advent IP website: David is a founding partner of Advent IP, and a co-founder of Leap Ventures, an early stage concept accelerator. Prior to moving home to Nebraska in 2006, David spent a decade in Washington, DC learning how best to assist …  read more

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Midlands Business Journal unveils its 10th annual ’40 Under 40′

November 15, 2011 by

The Midlands Business Journal has announced its 10th annual "40 Under 40" class, a group of 40 of the greater Omaha area's top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals under the age of 40. The MBJ also named Chris Hughes of Artifact Bag Co. its Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Hughes and this year's 40 Under 40 class will be recognized during an awards ceremony at 7 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista (12520 Westport Parkway). Below is a list of all 40 members of this year's class. Frequent Silicon Prairie News …  read more

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Prairie Moves: Dave Medema, Erik Antonson, Charise Flynn and more

June 22, 2011 by

Published every Tuesday (one day late this week), Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these …  read more

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David Milligan & Kevin West give the rundown on patents

July 29, 2010 by

At last month's Midlands Venture Forum gathering, David Milligan and Kevin West, both patent attorneys at Advent IP, gave a 25-minute presentation on patents. In his opening remarks, Milligan introduced their talk with a one-sentence summary. "We're basically going to go through what we would consider kind of an assessment of…  read more

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Prairie Moves: Allied Strategy, Phenomblue, Dwolla & more

July 20, 2010 by

(Photo by IndigoValley via Flickr) The goal of Prairie Moves is to keep our readers informed about career moves, press coverage, and product development from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions…  read more

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