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Intellectual-property lawyer goes patent

MINNEAPOLIS If you’ve ever wanted to patent a homemade invention, Dan and Kim McDonald’s experience with the Aardvark is both a cautionary and inspirational tale.

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Lawyer for intellectual property navigates path to his own patent

MINNEAPOLIS — If you’ve ever wanted to patent a homemade invention, Dan and Kim McDonald’s experience with the Aardvark is both a cautionary and inspirational tale. Mr. McDonald invented the Aardvark — a kitchen strainer in the shape of a tapering, blunt-ended cone — so he could make root beer floats that didn’t erupt in a volcano of foam.

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Iowa Girl Scouts Invent Prosthetic Hand for Three-Year-Old Girl and Win up to $20,000 to Patent it in Inaugural First®

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A group of Girl Scouts from Ames, Iowa, has invented a prosthetic hand device to help a three-year-old girl write and will receive up to $20,000 to patent their invention as the winner of the inaugural FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award, presented by the X PRIZE Foundation. (8 hours ago)

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Monkeymedia Wins 180 New Patent Claims

AUSTIN, Texas—-The USPTO awarded MONKEYmedia a powerful new interactive media patent containing 180 new claims. The invention provides freedom to explore optional content in the context of audio/visual streams. (10 hours ago)

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