Patent fees have been lowered for small and micro entities, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new fee schedule that took effect at the end of 2022. President Joe Biden recently signed two new laws, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 and the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022, which resulted in the reduced […]

Keith Brown, a former officer in with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, sought to create a more efficient shield for officers in the line of duty. He found it in vehicle floor mats, reports CBS2/FOX 28. Brown is debuting his patented ballistic floor mats, called Attack Mats, and this week’s Innovation EXPO 2018 in Cedar […]

A group of eastern Iowa researchers have been granted a utility patent for a new “range-shifting” device to improve potential radiosurgery for certain types of brain cancer, the Corridor Business Journal reports. The device, which resembles a domed helmet, is designed for use in stereotactic radio surgery. The piece was created by Dongxu Wang, a […]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host the China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show – a one-day workshop to share insights on China and IP issues – in Iowa City on Aug. 28. The workshop will bring in experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys and local businesses during the program, which runs from […]