“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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China—an awakening IP giant

When Commissioner Tian Lipu from SIPO (the Chinese Patent Office), visited the SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council Conference at Cardozo School of Law on June 3, 2013, his remarks  explained many of our common conceptions of IP in China, and also dispelled many misconceptions. The most common misconception is that China disregards or doesn’t protect IP rights. […]

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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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