Archive for the ‘Connecting People’ Category

LAIPLA Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Winter Event

LAIPLA is proud to present a networking event featuring a presentation by Rich Goldstein, of Goldstein Patent Law, “Business Development – Creating, Cultivating, and Maintaining Relationships that Generate IP Work.”

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“Creative You” — Find your secret to accessing and optimizing your creativity

  I have lots of ideas. Sometimes my ideas are so big that when I talk about them, other people just don’t get them—and don’t see the significance of these big ideas the same way I do.  In fact, sometimes it almost seems like some people are bothered by them—as if I were tackling something […]

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Women in IP Law celebrate camaraderie in New York—and around the world!

The New York City location for the 2013 Women in IP Law Networking Event was sponsored by the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, together with Goldstein Patent Law. This annual event is an informal get-together where participants across the country and around the world have the opportunity to meet, socialize with, and […]

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At Starbucks, the key innovation was its company culture

  I find it interesting that most people consider business innovation to be a function of the cold facts of the business plan.  That is, whether your business is successful is a function of whether your hunch—that the world needs a quality/fast service coffee chain, for example—is correct.  What is neglected in this analysis is […]

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A beacon of leadership—in an unexpected place

  Unexpected, that is, only if you buy in to the negative stereotype: “patent troll.”  Clearly it’s human nature to demonize and blame others.  But it is only possible to continue to do this when we are not in relationship with them.  Once you look someone in the eye, really listen to what they care […]

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Design Thinking: Bringing creativity to a new level in Potsdam, Germany

  After meeting faculty member Caroline Szymanski at the Lift Conference in Geneva, and participating in the “Think with your hands” workshop that she co-led there, I just had to pay a visit to The School of Design Thinking this past week, while I was in Berlin.  The School of Design Thinking (nicknamed “The D-School”) […]

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Changing my flight—and spreading my wings!

 If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to co-lead a transformational program for several hundred patent lawyers at an American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) meeting—together with my former mentor Ron Bynum, I would not have believed them!  But that’s exactly what I did in Tampa, Florida, on February 1st, […]

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Thinking with my hands at Lift13 in Geneva

  Attending the Lift Conference in Geneva for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect.  But I did have one hope that would make my trip from New York City worthwhile: the possibility of gaining a new “access” to creativity. I have come to believe that much of what we consider “creative” is […]

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Lift is just the ticket!

  Looking for new opportunities to connect with people around business models, business strategies, and innovation, last week I found myself on an airplane headed toward Geneva, Switzerland, to attend “Lift13.” Lift13 is the 2013 edition of the Lift Conference, which has been held since 2006. I didn’t have high expectations for Lift—I just wanted […]

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Observations from my visit to Havana, Cuba, with the delegation from AIPLA

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Time to start catching up with my blog! In late November/early December, I visited Cuba with a special delegation from the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA).  Traveling with a general license granted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), I feel fortunate to be among the […]

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