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"Don't see problems, see opportunity."

-- -- "The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next..."

-- -- Thought of the day --

-- "The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires." --
-- J. Paul Getty
-- 1892-1976, American Oil Tycoon

-- "6 Ways To Impress Your Boss - Investopedia.com"

-- "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." -- Epicurus

-- "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness."
-- "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery."

-- Charles Dickens , David Copperfield, 1849

-- --> Not everything you see is as 'cracked up to be' as it looks.. -- There are a lot of dead bodies strewing the highways of invention... and you should become aware of this:

--> "Pioneers Die Broke

-- "They used to say a recession is when your neighbor lost his job, and a depression is when you losst yours, but now they say a recession is when Wall Street gets bailed out,
and a depression is what you get thinking about it."
-- Jay Leno

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-- My broker called me this morning and said, "Remember that stock we bought and I said you'd be able to retire at age 65?" "Yes, I remember," I said. "Well," my broker continued,
"your retirement age is now 108."
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-- 06/05/2011 ".. prices in a dozen markets have reached their lowest points since the housing bubble burst
in late 2006." "Prices have now fallen further since the bubble burst than they did during the Great Depression. It took 19 years for the housing market to regain its losses after the Depression ended."

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"A survey found that 61 percent of people are more afraid of outliving their money than dying. The other 39 percent have already outlived their money and have faked their own death to avoid creditors." - Jay Leno
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-- "More than 250 colleges are using graduation gowns this year made from recycled plastic bottles. It's great preparation for the job most college students will be getting: collecting and recycling plastic bottles." - Jimmy Fallon
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-- "When two people agree, one of them is redundant." -- Spoken by Ben S. Bernanke, 09/07/2011
-- Ben Bernanke began his second term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 1, 2010.

--"You can't believe how much hard work it is to con people into thinking that you're productive when you're unemployed; Always thinking up things to tell them you're going to do tomorrow, having to exaggerate every minute of your nowhere day...it's worse than having a job. At least when you're employed, when people ask about your day you can tell them to shut up and mind their own business." -- Drew Carey

-- -- If you have been meditating on becoming an inventor, you should consider that a 40-hour work week will become your vacation time out of a 56-hour work week. ;-)

-- "The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." -- Henry Kissinger

-- "Wall St. Computers Read and Trade on the News - NYTimes.com" --

-- "It was this time in 1929 that the stock market crashed. It crashed because of Wall Street greed. Good thing they fixed that." - David Letterman

-- -- Thought of the day --

-- “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~ Erica Jong

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Sent: Wed, October 26, 2011 12:22:09 PM
Subject: FW: Makes sense to me!! Finally a government by the people and for the p...

--> > Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4.. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

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If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete. You are one of my 20. Please keep it going.
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FEB 3, 2011: "The Missouri House also adopted and perfected the amended version of HCS HB 163. This legislation changes the laws regarding unemployment compensation benefits in order for Missouri to receive recently approved additional federal funds for those most in need of it. No Missouri tax dollars will be expended relating to this bill."

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To: dayjobIASL@webtv.net
From: William Wilkie
Subject: Inventions for Rural Communities
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012 2:43 PM
Attachment: e-mail to states final.docx (22KB)

7/9/2012

To: Robert Scheinkman

From: Bill Wilkie 989.539.1928

Subject: Inventions for Rural Communities

In the early 1980’s, I owned a company called Technology Search. We located invisible technology among inventors and small business owners for Fortune 500 companies.

Based upon current conversations, that have not been finalized, with

· Community President of Chemical Bank in Michigan & their branches and

· Republican leader of Arkansas’s House of Representatives

I am re-founding Technology Search as a division of HDQ-Initiatives to identify inventions and trade secrets that could serve as the basis for incorporating a reproductive headquarters for rural cities and towns in Mid-Michigan and Arkansas.

My company, HDQ-Initiatives, defines a privately held headquarters as having

· Value added niche products/systems of under $100,000,0000 in annual sales

· Sold to national and international markets

· 15% net after tax profits

I am looking for inventors in your network who are interested in collaborating and eventually selling their patents, and even some trade secrets, to TOWNS and STATES to create locally owned headquarters as opposed to LARGE CORPORATIONS.

Do you have any interest in talking about this distinctive option?

Please call me at 989.539.1928 if you are interested.

Attached is an e-mail which outlines our strategy and a set of links. The Chemical Bank President and Republican Leader in Arkansas have had access to all the links listed in this e-mail but have not made any commitments at this time. I believe that they need to actually see a list of tangible inventions from SERIAL INVENTORS that could represent the cornerstone for a headquarters in rural communities.

I need your help to make this a reality.

"Turn your world right-side-up."

William WILKIE

wwilkie@netscope.com

989.539.1928

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-- "Scams explained by Brown & Michaels - About: Invention Marketing Companies" --
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-- "If it feels good, do it. If you have problems, blame somebody else." -- George W. Bush, former President
- "A Great Moment in Presidential Speeches" - David Letterman Show, 07/28/2008

-- "Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out." -- Art Linkletter

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-- PRACTICE-MANAGEMENT: THE WORST BUSINESS LAWYER --

Business One-Liners

A President of a democracy is a man who is always ready, willing, and able to lay down your life for his country.

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. - Milton Berle

A committee is twelve men doing the work of one.

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. - Abba Eban

A consultant is an ordinary person a long way from home.

A crisis is when you cannot say "Let's just forget the whole thing."

A donkey is a horse designed by a study team.

A fool and his money are soon elected.

A good scapegoat is hard to find.

A good solution can be successfully applied to almost any problem.

A lack of leadership is no substitute for inaction.

A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.

A little ignorance can go a long way.

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.

A penny saved has not been spent.

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. - Albert Einstein

A real person has two reasons for doing anything...a good reason and the real reason.

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-- I have to stop saying, "How Stupid Can You Be?" -- SOME PEOPLE ARE TAKING IT AS A CHALLENGE!

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-- -- Thought of the day -- --

-- When you're too busy to take a break, that's when a taking a break will do you the most good.
-- Sometimes you reach a point at which the fastest way to go forward is to slow down a bit.

-- When you rush through your work, never pausing to catch your breath, you're likely to make all sorts of mistakes.
-- Then you'll have to spend time later correcting those mistakes,
so the time you gain by hurrying is quickly lost and then exceeded by the toll it takes.

-- Consider taking a break, clearing your mind and energizing your body.
-- The work will still be there when you get back, and by getting away from it for a while
you'll be in a much better position to handle it effectively.

-- It's great to be ambitious and eager to get the job done. Yet there is nothing to be gained by working until you drop.

-- The more you focus on the deadline itself, the less likely you are to meet it,
so put your focus on getting the job done at a steady and sustainable pace.
-- Instead of worrying about running out of time, completely
let go of the worry and make calm, deliberate use of the time.

-- Don't put yourself behind by attempting to go too far too fast. Move at a pace that enables you to be your best,
for that is what will move you ahead most quickly.

-- Ralph Marston

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-- I live in the Era of SMART PHONES & STUPID PEOPLE --

-- "America's 10 happiest careers" --

-- "China's Path to World Power" --
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-- "Why Not to Be the Richest Man in China - TIME" --
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July 30, 2008
Small Business Saves The Economy's Bacon

There are a host of reasons why small business employment numbers should have been anemic in July. But, they weren't. As a matter of fact, small business kept overall job growth from moving into the red.

The ADP National Employment Report showed non-farm employment rose by only 9,000 jobs. That is one of the worst showings in several years.

Large businesses, those with over 500 employees, lost 32,000 jobs. Middle sized businesses, those with between 50 and 499 employees lost 9,000 people.

Small businesses, those with less that 50 people, added 50,000 jobs.

The odds against small business pulling all of the load were considerable. In theory, high energy costs and tight credit should be shutting down the ability of companies of modest size to stay open, let alone expand.

Without any direct help from the Fed or the banking system, small businesses must, in many cases, be financing whatever success they have out of their own operating cash flow.

As the economy moves toward the Fall, the open question is whether small business can continue to buck the overall trend. The answer to that is, without some support for credit and commodities price relief, the answer is probably no.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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-- Putting Your Mind on "Hold" -- --

--- --- Hold it. Why Worry? Keep this Secret.

I know you haven't ever-ever really thought about this.. and indeed, why ever should you?.. But did you wander/observe the
happenings in the day to day running of our government; I mean in the planned bureaucracy of running of our government?

They - whoever THEY are - when they find themselves going down the dangerous pathway of job elimination, figure on
these job salvation steps to keep their own jobs - stepping carefully on those slippery steps of withholding information:

1. Promising the public that there will be a cost savings by paring down or eliminating the former costly expenditure or overruns.

2. Shuffling jobs to give all appearances to the public of job transfer. In time, ending up by keeping the very same people..
Not explaining where the money went. "It's who you know and we've got to keep them, they are ours."

3. Not hiring temporaries to fill the job vacancies. Later hiring replacements under an indifferent bureau budgeted catagory.
Calling these non-budgeted jobs "Critical." Perhaps getting back those lost people. ->>

4. Changing Job Titles. It's the same job, with people dong this same job, under a newer Job Title. A duck is a duck, if....

5. Creating a Job Budget Study: Telling the Public what they wanted to hear; proving to them the Big Savings
(or explaining the loss away) - now spending more money in doing so, thusly using more employees and spending more
money. This thereby solves unemployment, helps the economy and keeps freshly minted money in circulation.

6. Resulting: Blaming everything on those who have left the job, who will be unable to defend themselves to these accusers.

7. And letting time heal all wounds. - The problem will go away. - No gain, no pain.

8. Frozen Jobs are thusly opened up to those waiting in line.

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--- --- The Laws of Work -- --

If you can't get your work done in the first 24 hours, work nights.

A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.

Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you're going to do.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.

The more garbage you put up with, the more garbage you are going to get.

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a fool about it.

There will always be beer cans rolling on the floor of your car when the boss asks for a ride home from the office.

Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.

Everything can be filed under "miscellaneous."

Never delay the ending of a meeting or the beginning of a cocktail hour.

To err is human, to forgive is not our policy.

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he/she is supposed to be doing.

Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.

People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.

If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

Following the rules will not get the job done.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.

When confronted by a difficult problem you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"

No matter how much you do, you never do enough.

The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong.

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-- "Foreclosures on million-dollar homes surge - Mortgage Mess - MSNBC.com" --

-- -- Thought of the day --

-- "The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat."

Sam Snead, 1912-2002, Golfer

-- "Josephson Institute of Ethics: The Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship" --

-- >> "One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheelwork of the universe [...] and the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery.” — Nikola Tesla

-- -- "Nikola Tesla, in his heyday in the 1890s, was a rich and famous inventor and held more than 700 patents. He is better known for developing alternating current (AC) electricity. -- He was also naive. - Thomas Edison, who saw Tesla as competition, did all he could to undermine Tesla's work. It worked. A series of patent lawsuits left Tesla with no money or credit, despite his many inventions. He died broke in 1943." -- -- "Muzz.com > Nikola Tesla" --

-- "Wireless ELECtricity" -- "The Dream Of Nikola Tesla's Became True. Scientists Managed To Power Up Small Devices In Electromagnetically Controlled Fields, Without Using Power Up Gadgets, Without Cables! They Transfered Electric Energy Into Them Using Transmission Cirquits! They Call It Witricity Or Etricity.."

-- "There are two kinds of people who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else." -- Cyrus Curtis

-- -- "After falling short of its projected profits, Success magazine declared bankruptsy in 1999." (Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader)

-- -- Hang in there: "...the total number of millionaire households in the USA dropped by 11% -- from 3.7 million in 2001 to 3.3 million in 2002." (Things are rough at the top.)

-- "Gates once again tops list of America’s richest"

-- "ABC News: How to be the Next Bill Gates" --

-- There is always death and taxes; however death doesn't get worse every year.

-- "I got a good tip from my stockbroker the other day. He said, 'For only 39 cents, I can super size those fries for you.'" - Jay Leno

-- -- Job Security --

A woman, searching for a job, inquired about the benefits. The Personnel Manager informed her they had group health and life insurance, but the costs were deducted from the employee's pay.

-- She said, "My last employer had full health coverage, as well as five years salary for life insurance and a month's sick leave AND they paid the full premiums."

-- "I can't help but asking madam why you would leave a job with such benefits," the interviewer replied.

-- The woman shrugged her shoulders and said, "The company went bankrupt."

-- "Identity Thieves Target Job Seekers" --

-- "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours." -- Harry S Truman

-- "NYT: Millions face years without jobs - The New York Times" --

-- "Job applications in 140 characters or less" --

-- -- "Is The New Bankruptcy Law Working?"

-- "U.S. Courts Bankruptcy Basics Videos" --

-- "Which jobs have highest rate of depression?"

-- -- Seventy-three percent of CEOs have thought about quitting their jobs in 2003. -- That is up from fifty-four percent in 2000. In addition, eighty-six percent say they have been "kept awake at night" worrying about their rivals" -- BusinessWeek 12/22/2003 --

-- --Thought of the day --

-- "Your past is your lesson. Your present is your gift. Your future is your motivation."

-- "Twenty-nine percent of people in their late 60s were working in 2006, up from 18 percent in 1985, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the next decade, the number of workers who are 55 and older is expected to increase at more than five times the rate of the overall work force, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported."

-- "KnowledgeNews :: The Tale of the Big Three" --
-- "In fact, in 2006, Japan overtook the United States and became the world's leading producer of automobiles. And, in 2008, Toyota supplanted General Motors as the world's top auto seller."

-- "Always On - One Third of Employees Feel the Need to Stay Connected 24/7 - NYTimes.com" --

-- "He who lives with his memories becomes old. He who lives with plans for the future remains young." -- Unknown
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-- -- Corporate Study:

-- After a two year long study, the National Science Foundation announced the following results on corporate America's recreation preferences:

-- The sport of choice for unemployed or incarcerated people is: Basketball. [President Barack Obama is the exception]

-- The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is: Bowling.

-- The sport of choice for front line workers is: Football.

-- The sport of choice for supervisors is: Baseball.

-- The sport of choice for middle management is: Tennis.

-- The sport of choice for corporate officers is: Golf.

-- -- Conclusion: -- The higher you are in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

-- In 1960, the ratio of the average Fortune 500 CEO's pay to the US president's salary was 2-to-1. Today, this ratio is around 30-to-1.
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* * * "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost * * * * *

-- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend."-- Shakespeare (Lord Polonius, in Hamlet)

-- "The Hidden Pain of Being an Entrepreneur - by Jim Casparie" -- "On the one hand, history may show that an absolute irrational belief by the visionary entrepreneur may be the only thing that leads some companies to success. On the other hand, it's also the main cause of many a company's failure. So how do you know if you're the cure or the disease?"

-- "The first mistake in public business is the going into it." -- Ben Franklin - (2,000 years ago, the Greek philosopher Epictetus said, "We are disturbed not by events, but by the views that we take of them").

-- "Feeling down? Get happy, dammit! - Behavior - MSNBC.com" --

-- -- Thought of the day --

-- "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there." -- Craig Ferguson

>>>>>>>>>> Stress

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while. Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

-- "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

* Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today...I did.

-- -- Thought of the day: --
-- -- "The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing."
-- Michael E. Gerber, Author of The E-Myth Revisited

-- In 2003, the minimum wage in the United Kingdom was £4.20 per hour. In the United States it was $5.15. In China it was 18 pence (29 cents), and in India it was 7 pence (11 cents). Ref: Sunday Times (UK)

-- "Making Money, the How-To Way - New York Times" --

-- "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

-- "Where the wealthiest suburbs in America are"
-- "bizjournals: Business Pulse Surveys"

-- Don't see problems, see opportunity.

-- "10 Tips: How to be a 'freecycler' - Extreme Consumerism - MSNBC.com" --

-- You've heard of people working 'til their dying day. Well, don't say you're too old to invent. Good old Colonel Harlan Sanders started out with his Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe, his trade secret, and became a millionaire when he was nearly seventy. --

-- You say you plan on seriously working on your idea later, when you have time? You say that you have no time to do it now? - How many times have you heard of some new product that just came out on the market and you said, "I thought of that thing years ago. It could have been me that invented it. Well, it could've??"

-- How many hours in a day do you need, 'cause when you were a teenager, you didn't go to bed sometimes until the sun came up? - You're older now..what's the matter? What's the difference? Do you have to go to bed early? - You are grown. Stay up another hour or two and work on your invention.

-- You say that it's too big a project and that you don't know where to start? -- What have I been telling you? -- That's precisely why the Inventors Association is here for you; to show you how, to inspire you and to help you.

-- You can do it!

-- You say that you don't have any money, or enough money, or don't know how to find money, or that you've always been unlucky.

-- Well, let's face it. As long as you're going to be around to be a burden on yourself and society, you can be of service. "No man is completely worthless. He can always serve as a horrible example." ;-))

-- -- "I didn't say it was YOUR FAULT."
-- -- "I said I was going to BLAME YOU."

-- "There are some who are obsessed with inventing. They are addicted; they loose all time of day in working on their invention; time means nothing to them.."

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Patent Attorneys who are helping the Inventors Association of St. Louis

-- --> There are some who are obsessed with inventing. They are addicted; they loose all time of day in working on their invention; time means nothing to them; for example, Thomas A. Edison:

-- Edison had been working weeks, months, and many hours in the day on his incandescent light bulb. And finally, Success!

-- He ran upstairs to wake his sleeping wife to share with her--shouting, "I DID IT!!"

She rolled over and said those memorable words--spoken by women ever-after: "Shut the damn light and come to bed!" :-))

-- GADGET NATION: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ECCENTRIC WORLD OF INVENTION by Steve Greenberg, hit bookstores nationwide in late April, 2008. This book showcases more than 100 inventors from coast to coast. Some are huge successes, others are deep in the red--but all are fascinating fun to read stories. Gadget Nation truly captures America's can-do spirit of invention. www.gadgetnation.net --
-- Gadget Nation Book Release --
-- -- Energy Efficient and Time Saving Gadgets --

-- "Steve Greenberg Visits An eBay Success" --

From: Joseph Scott
Subject: Free Inventor's Resource: www.PatentBuddy.com
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:57 AM

If you wish, you can have your members check out our site. They can register at no charge and create a dashboard that will show when and how many times their patents have been cited as prior art, create discussion groups, research other inventors and patent attorneys.

www.PatentBuddy.com

Let me know if you have any questions.

Joe Scott, President
www.PatentBuddy.com
jscott@PatentBuddy.com
www.twitter.com/PatentBuddy
www.linkedin.com/in/jgscott

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-- --> "DIMWIT.com: Self-Help for Inventors" --
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-- --> "Go Hire a Great Patent Lawyer" --

----> > "The Legal Side of Inventing" --

-- --> We're Off to See The Wizards
-- --> Top Law Firms -- and ambulance chasers

-- "Attorneys and Agents Registered to Practice Before the USPTO" --> >
-- "Patent Attorney/Agent Search" --

-- "Law professor lends expertise to new legal hiring service | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis" --

-- " Information Technology" --

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"PATENT IT YOURSELF"
Ch. 6: How To Use A Lawyer--p. 121:Add the following sidebar:

--How To Use A Lawyer

I have seen many instances where inventors have used a patent lawyer or agent (hereafter practitioner) to handle their patent application and have been very disappointed:they may be left bereft of any knowledge of the status of their application, feel gypped, and/or be left with an abandoned application without good cause, among other things. If you do use a practitioner to handle your patent work, below are some things to do to make sure these misfortunes don’t happen to you.

1. Before using a practitioner at any stage of the process, please read PIY [Patent It Yourself] or the appropriate parts; it can be invaluable to explain the procedures and law, to make the best use of the practitioner, and to save practitioner fees and the practitioner’s expensive time.

2. Make sure the practitioner sends you a copy of each and every document (letter or official paper) that they generate for you or receive on your behalf.

3. Mount every paper you receive from the practitioner in a file, keeping official papers, bills, and letters separate.

4. Make sure you understand everything the lawyer does or proposes to do for you and why the practitioner is taking this course of action. Almost every possible action is explained in PIY, but if not, ask the practitioner to explain it to you. You’re paying the practitioner and are entitled to know what and why the practitioner is doing or proposes to do anything.

5. Find out in advance the cost of every task the practitioner intends to perform for you and make sure the practitioner understands that you need to approve each and every fee in advance. Have the practitioner agree to obtain your advance approval if any fee will be exceeded; you don’t want any open billing. Also make sure the practitioner agrees to send you bills with disbursements itemized and kept separate from the practitioner’s fees and that the bills state the basis (time or fixed rate) for the practitioner’s fees.

6. If you can’t communicate with the practitioner, feel that the practitioner is not acting competently, or don’t understand what the practitioner is doing and are unable to obtain an adequate explanation, find another practitioner and dismiss the old practitioner. You are entitled to dismiss your practitioner at any time (with rare exceptions) and are entitled to obtain your file without charge, if you haven’t kept a copy of your papers as recommended in items 1 and 2 above. The file belongs to you.-- (Ch. 6, Sec. F)

-- Local Lawyers --

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-- "Inventors Eye | Working with a Patent Practitioner"

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-- "Ten Questions for Your IP Attorney" --

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-- I promised earlier to give you the names of Patent Attorneys who are helping the Inventors Association of St. Louis. --
I sincerely hope that you will contact any one of these listed when in need of an Intellectual Property Attorney:

-- Mrs Grace J. Fishel -- 2200 Westport Drive Suite 202, St. Louis, MO 63146 -- 314-878-0440 - Fax: 314-275-7693 Fishel@theapplicant.com [ * ]

-- Kevin L. Klug -- 11237 Concord Village Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123 -- 314-849-2273 -
-- Bio: Kevin Klug's law firm, Klug Law Office (http://firms.findlaw.com/klugk/), was founded in 1993. Mr. Klug is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and also before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

-- Before entering law school, Mr. Klug was employed in R&D with Storz Instuments where he was using UNIX while working on ultrasonic intstrumentation. At Emerson Electric, he worked on embedded computing for airborne radar systems. He then became an Assistant Professor of Avionics at Parks College of Engineering at St. Louis University. Mr. Klug personally holds patents in the medical electronics field.

-- Mr. Klug specializes in the prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He is able to offer legal guidance in a midwest location for those persons or organizations which are seeking an attorney who is scientifically and technically strong.

-- Mr. Klug holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, an MS degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from Washington University, and his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University.

--> --> --> > When the light of genius turns on, call
--> > Charles C. McCloskey, LLC -- 13321 N. Outer 40 Rd. Ste. 100, Town & Country, MO 63017, 636-527-9962
314-786-1201 fax -- web: www.mccloskeypatentlaw.com
e-mail: ccmlaw@socket.net

-- --> With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Notre Dame, Chuck served his country well as an Army officer. He has had prior employment in engineering projects throughout the United States. He graduated with a JD degree from St. Louis University Law School in 2001. He ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2002 and keeps active in politics.

--> --> --> > Service Summary --

1. Selection of new idea protection including patents - copyrights - trademarks.

2. Drafting provisional and utility patent applications for mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronic inventions to safeguard novel and useful ideas.

3. Writing non-disclosure agreements and licenses to cover communications.

4. Selecting the form of new business such as corporation, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship to control risk exposure.

5. Drafting the documents to organize and to create your new business.

6. Writing and negotiating business contracts and agreements to implement your new idea.

7. House calls to confer with you or to inspect an invention.

--> --> > Contact Charles McCloskey to obtain the legal protection and benefits that are rightfully yours. -- Chuck has extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications for medical equipment, packaging components, chemical processes, and many other mechanical and electrical devices."

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An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer — you're
in the wrong place." So the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied
with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they've got air conditioning,
flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is becoming a pretty popular guy. One day God calls Satan up on the telephone
and asks with a sneer, "So, how's it going down there in hell?" Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air
conditioning, flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next." God replies,
"What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake — he should never have gotten down there; send him up here." Satan says,
"No way! I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm keeping him." God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue." Satan laughs
uproariously and answers, "Yeah right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"

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To: ICGC@aol.com
From: ICGC@aol.com
~ Subject: New Pilot Program to Provide Pro-Bono Legal Assistance to Independent Inventors
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 3:40 PM

 Monday Jun 20, 2011

New Pilot Program to Provide Pro-Bono Legal Assistance to Independent Inventors

On June 8, it was my pleasure to participate in the kick-off of the Minnesota Pilot Pro-bono Inventor Assistance Program. The USPTO has worked with a committee of attorneys and a non-profit legal organization, LegalCORPS, to develop a pro-bono program to assist financially needy, independent inventors and small businesses in the Minnesota area. The Inventor Assistance Program is designed to provide IP legal services to individuals and businesses that otherwise may be unable to afford solid patent protection. With this pilot program, no qualifying independent inventor’s idea will perish for lack of access to competent IP counsel, and we expect examiners will receive better quality applications that they can examine more readily and effectively.

The Minnesota Pilot is the first of its kind in the US and perhaps globally, and we hope it’s a model we can grow. I envision many cities and regions and states across the country having similar programs within the next 5 years. There are already people lining up to learn about the Minnesota Pilot and we are actively talking with representatives from other cities hoping to replicate the LegalCORPS model.

The Minneapolis Pilot will ask inventors to put in some preparatory effort before they enter the program. Each participant will complete a training program on intellectual property and to conduct a patent search to determine if their idea is new. The USPTO’s website will host training modules on our independent inventor page.

An inventor can perform a search online using the USPTO website along with other online search engines, or they may visit a Patent and Trademark Depository Library (a list of them can be found on the USPTO website).

The Minnesota Pilot requires the filing of at least a provisional patent application to enroll. The program also limits participation to certain income levels, and requires participants to pay a small charge for administrative costs. Once these requirements are met, the inventor will be matched with an attorney who will provide legal assistance.

It is exciting and encouraging to see a project like the one in Minneapolis moved forward with such strong support. Not only has the IP bar made this a reality, but many pillars of the local business community have enthusiastically joined in with both financial and legal support. Jim Patterson of Patterson Thuente, Candee Goodman of Lindquist & Vennum, Michael Vitt of LegalCORPS, and their teams deserve congratulations and thanks for their leadership and action in getting this program off the ground.
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To: 'Robert Scheinkman'
From: Chuck McCloskey
Subject: RE: New Pilot Program to Provide Pro-Bono Legal Assistance to Independent Inventors
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011 6:09 PM

 Hi Bob,

I have mixed feelings about this program. I get plenty of calls already for “free advice” and “just one question.” Far too often, those calls come from inventors of limited resources. If the program obtains patents for low income inventors, how can the inventors afford the necessary marketing? Do magicians perform their shows for free?

To quote H. R. Scheinkman, “ideas are a dime a dozen.”

On the other hand, if a person shows interest in invention, perhaps a program aiding them about forming and running a business has merit. We already have SCORE, IASL, MoVentForum and others.

Sincerely,

Chuck McCloskey

636-527-5624
314-550-8830 cell
Ballwin, MO
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Charles C. McCloskey, LLC -- 13321 N. Outer 40 Rd. Ste. 100, Town & Country, MO 63017, 636-527-9962
314-786-1201 fax -- web: www.mccloskeypatentlaw.com
e-mail: ccmlaw@socket.net

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-- A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the
police arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW.
"Officer, look what they've done to my Beemer!" he whined.

-- "You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick." retorted the officer, "You're so worried about your stupid BMW, that
you didn't even notice that your left arm was ripped off!"

-- "Oh my god", replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was, "Where's my Rolex!"

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-- Joe the lawyer died suddenly, at the age of 45. He got to the gates of Heaven, and the angel standing there said,
"We've been waiting a long time for you."

"What do you mean," he replied. "I'm only 45, in the prime of my life. Why did I have to die now?"

"45? You're not 45, you're 82," replied the angel.

"Wait a minute. If you think I'm 82 then you have the wrong guy. I'm only 45! I can show you my birth certificate!"

"Hold on. Let me go check," said the angel and disappeared inside.

After a few minutes the angel returned.
"Sorry, but by our records you are 82. I checked all the hours you have billed your clients, and you have to be 82..."

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~ Douglas D. Churovich, Attorney at Law, from Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi.
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I have extensive experience in most aspects of intellectual property law, including the prosecution and litigation of
patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and Internet law.
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Douglas D. Churovich, Esq.
Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C.
12412 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
Tel: (314) 238-2400
Fax: (314) 238-2401
e-mail: DChurovich@PatPro.com

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-- "Dennis Donahue" - DD&A
-- Office: 314-995-3977 -- Mobile: 314-605-5892
9648 Olive Blvd., Suite 226, St. Louis, MO 63132

-- E-mail: iplaw@dennisdonahue.com

-- Website: www.dennisdonahue.com

-- "Donahue Profile (2011).pdf" --

Every great success starts with a great idea...
...and those ideas are the building blocks of a solid business.

Protecting your innovations and your brand is crucial for surviving and thriving in today's tough business environment.

At Dennis Donahue & Associates, we take a comprehensive approach with each of our clients, from small inventors to multi-billion dollar corporations.

We start by listening to your goals and identifying your valuable technologies and other intellectual property.

Together, we then implement strategies to protect your business and maximize your potential in the marketplace as cost effectively as possible.

We also fight to ensure those ideas are safe from predators seeking to illegally profit from your innovations worldwide.

If you are seeking solid IP protection from highly experienced counsel who will work within your goals and budget, contact:
IPlaw@DennisDonahue.com

Patents
Trademarks
Copyrights
Trade Secrets
Licensing Agreements
IP Portfolio Management
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-- "Morris Turek - Attorney Focusing on Trademark Law" --
-- "YourTrademarkAttorney.com is a St. Louis, Missouri based law firm owned and operated by trademark attorney Morris Turek, a skilled, reliable, and dedicated attorney who focuses his practice of law on helping you secure nationwide protection for your valuable trademarks.
-- Morris has the knowledge, resources, and experience to competently and affordably guide you through the federal trademark search and trademark registration process. In addition, he is available to represent you in litigation matters should a dispute arise regarding your use and/or registration of your trademark, or in the event that someone else illegally infringes upon your trademark rights."

-- "What if the Most Famous Apple in the World Were a Fruit?" --

-->> "General Information Concerning Patents, Attorneys and Agents" <<--

-- Daniel S. Klotzer -- 4579 Laclede Ave #210, St. Louis, MO 63108 -- 314-616-7111 - Patent Agent

-- Jeffrey L. Michelman -- 727-2266
E-mail: Michelman@pcblawfirm.com
Website: http://www.pcblawfirm.com

-- Jeff was the President of the IASL upon its inception. - Jeff Michelman is an Entertainment and Intellectual Property Lawyer with clients ranging from national musicians, screenwriters and actors to athletes, authors and publishers...

-- --> "Keeping your copyright, online - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- -- Thought of the day --
-- "Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles."

Og Mandino 1923-1996, Speaker and Author of The Greatest Salesman in the World

~ The judge warned the witness, “Do you understand that you have sworn to tell the truth?” -- “I do.”
~ “Do you understand what will happen if you are not truthful?” --
~ “Sure,” said the witness. “My side will win.”

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- -- Sooner or later you may hear about submarine patents. -- [Wooo, shudder,] --
I guess about now will do? -- This is a very 'insider deal/tactic/gambit' that arises when a previous inventor claims rights from his patent-claims over yours and bites into your technology that is emerging into the marketplace. This brief explaination is sort of murky, so I leave it to an article that explains how deep it has gotten and will get. -- [I told you that inventing is exciting!] -->

-- "Inventor Paranoia" --

-- "New Product Launch: Evaluating Your Freedom to Operate" -- Patent litigation can be an expensive, uncertain and risky affair, and, as the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure." --

-- "Joseph Hosteny - Intellectual Property Attorney"

-- "Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant Search Firm - IMS Expert Services" --

-- "ILRG Legal Forms Archive - 2,000+ Free Legal Forms and Documents" --

-- "Free Legal Forms FormsGuru.com - Power of Attorney, Wills, Name Change Free Forms" --

-- "IPFrontline(tm) Intellectual Property Law Business Technology Magazine" --
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---> > "Just like a man."

The holiday party had turned into a marathon with numerous guests coming and going. At one point, a man knocked on the door, was greeted heartily though no one knew who he was, and was led to the bar in the basement. He sat there happily for about an hour before a strange light dawned on his face.

"You know," he confided to his host, "I wasn't even invited to this party. I just came over to tell you that some of your guests' cars are blocking my driveway. My wife's been sitting out in the car waiting for me to get them moved."
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Disorder in American courts

-- These are from a book called 'Disorder in the American Courts' and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
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ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
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ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
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WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
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ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
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ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
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ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
_________________________ ___________
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ.
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ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
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ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: getting laid
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ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
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ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
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ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
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ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.
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ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
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ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
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And the best for last:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

-- "Facebook Friendship? It's Complicated for Judges and Lawyers - NYTimes.com" --

A young guy walks into a post office and sees a middle–aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. He then takes out a perfume bottle and sprays scent all over them.

His curiosity getting the best of him, the guy goes up to the man and asks him what he is doing. The man says, “I’m sending out a thousand Valentine cards signed, “Guess who?”

“But why?” asked the young guy.

“I’m a divorce lawyer,” the bald man replied.

-- "Can the law keep up with technology? - CNN.com"

-- "A CEO's face tells you the company?s success - Careers - MSNBC.com" -- "People high in assertiveness are often insufferable. So, even though they may get their way, they're choking off relationships with the people around them,"

-- "Intellectual Property Today"

-- -- "EconomicalServices - The Global Hub for Outsourcing"

-- -- Grandma and the Lawyers --

Lawyers Should Never Ask A Southern Grandma A Question, If They Aren't Prepared For Her Answer.

In a trial in a Southern small-town, a prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly elderly woman to the stand.
He approached her and asked, "Mrs.. Jones, do you know me?" She responded. "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr.. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me.

You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot, when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. - Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs.. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"

She again replied, "Why, yes I do. I've known Mr.. Bradley since he was a youngster, too.

He's lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was 'your wife.' - Yes, I know him."

The defense attorney almost died. - The Judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and in a very quiet voice, said, "If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you to the electric chair!!

--"Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP - Intellectual Property Law" -- Top Ten Questions You Should Ask Your IP Attorney; And The Answers You Should Look For

BEST COMEBACK LINE OF THE YEAR

- If you have ever testified in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer's credibility....

Q: 'Officer -- did you see my client fleeing the scene?'
A: 'No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.'
Q: 'Officer -- who provided this description?'
A: 'The officer who responded to the scene.'
Q: 'A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?'
A: 'Yes, sir. With my life.'
Q: 'With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?'
A: 'Yes sir, we do!'
Q: 'And do you have a locker in the room?'
A: 'Yes sir, I do.'
Q: 'And do you have a lock on your locker?'
A: 'Yes sir.'
Q: 'Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with the same officers?'
A: 'You see, sir -- we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.'
- The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's 'Best Comeback' line -- and we think he'll win.
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To: dayjobiasl
From: law
Subject: China trademarks & patents from China-trademark
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:51 AM
Attachment: China-trademark 2012 SOC(USD).pdf (79KB) 

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[___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___]Involve yourself in Dreams and Ambition[___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___][___]
-- "Radio-frequency identification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" --

-- -- "Quest for Cure for Cancer" --
-- -- "CARS WILL RUN ON SALT-WATER...?" --

-- --> "You Did It!!" -- WINNERS COME FORWARD

-- Involve yourself in Dreams and Ambition

-- "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." -- Peter Drucker
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-- We are about to embark on a new trail, a new path never trod before, a call into the tangled forest of knowledge.

-- The IASL has sent scouts out ahead - they have made new discoveries - and I am asking them to report their findings.

-- Over the years, since the year 1984, the year IASL was founded, we have helped thousands of inventors.
We laid out the maps for them. - The brave went forward. Some not so brave turned back and
some unfortunately failed--fell to the wayside. - We are asking the successful inventors to report in.
Tell us about the nature of your invention: What made it a winner, a success? -

Drop a note to us. Let us share. Thank you.

-- Robert Scheinkman, President of IASL

Subject: SCORE
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 7:48 AM

Robert:

-- I had a meeting with Carl Trautmann
from SCORE. They want me to be a
member and advise on manufacturing.
I met him at the Small Business Expo
where you and I were at.
I now can help with manufacturing
and also bring Inventors into SCORE
for counseling.

-- Thanks for your help
and I'll see you next week.

Rich Freese --- -->>

-->> Robert:
--
I have submitted to several Calender of Events.
St. Louis Today, online
version of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis
Suburban Journal's South County Times, both online and print versions
(http://southcountytimes.com/), Webster Kirkwood Times, both online
and print. (http://websterkirkwoodtimes.com/). --
I didn't go to the St. Louis Business Journal and the St. Louis
Small Business Monthly. You already have them listed.
--
I submitted this ad: [Updated in 2013]

Local Inventors Association of St. Louis Meeting (IASL) - A Not for Profit
Organization meeting on Tuesday evening, September 17th, 2013, 6:00
to 9:00 PM, at St Louis County Library, East Meeting Room, 1640 South
Lindbergh, across from Plaza Frontenac. Discussing patenting resources,
licensing, manufacturing, and marketing your idea.
Additional info at http://www.inventorsconnection.org/ or call 314-432-1291
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Rich Freese - ARCH CITY SERVICE -9701 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63125
314-638-1227 - 1-800-746-9550
fx 314-631-6938
mfg@archcity.net
I have a new website for the Inventors:
inventionmfg.com/
Machine Tools - Service Sales Parts - RICH FREESE
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I went to Paul Nieman's Marketlaunchers.com site and have been sending some manufacturers
there to look at inventions to possibly take on. *Do you know of any other sites that might list Inventions that I could send shops and manufacturers to?
I need some place where they can go and contact Inventors. *Yes I do.
--
Thanks Rich

- I.A.S.L.
- PO Box 410111
- St. Louis, MO 63141

Those who didn't fair well, write us too. Come see the improvements that will be what was needed then; here in time to help with your newest "inventive idea."

--> > "How Fast Can You Learn? - Forbes.com" --

--> > "If collective wisdom is what you want, Joy's Law covers that, too. Here's a great idea from Gary Hamel in his new book, The Future of Management. Why not create a prediction market and let your employees, suppliers and customers buy "shares" in new product offerings? Why let just your CEO or marketing VP decide which new products to launch? Prediction markets repeatedly beat the experts and polls in elections. Can they do the same for new products? Who is willing to try?"

-- "6 Steps to Free Publicity" by Marcia Yudkin -- "This is a recommended purchase for anyone trying to gain a high level of visibility with a shoestring budget."

-- "Finding Industry Insiders" --

-- "Forbes® Greatest Technology Stories: Inspiring Tales of the Entrepreneurs and Inventors Who Revolutionized Modern Business: Books: Jeffrey S. Young" --

-- “From Brainstorming to the Bank: A Practical Guide to Inventions and Patents.” -- Why would inventors – typically thought to be free spirits who march to the beat of their own drummers – want a book that methodically describes what to do? Because, in reality, inventors are not mad scientists, but hardworking individuals that are seeking to turn a good idea into profit.

-- Many computer users know when they see {:-) or #:-) what I mean.[___][___][___][___][___] -- --> Over the many years, I have been using 'emoticons,' which are computer generated 'dingbats' that you have been seeing in these web-pages.

-- Many computer users know when they see {:-) or #:-) what I mean. --> My typed symbols showing emotions when viewed sideways..

... e.g. Here's your clue to what they mean:
-- [:-) man wearing a toupee, smiling
-- #;-? wise-man winking (skeptically)
-- $:^* woman with money
-- %:-() woman putting on lipstick
-- ~<8-D scared silly
-- (.-) waking up - one eye opened
-- (:-J winter snowman
-- @:-1 woman who means business
-- :-8 Too bad, now he's behind the 8 ball
-- E:-? Nerd
-- ((:-)) Brrr, it's cold outside
-- Q:-\ woman not happy with her purchase
-- % ===J:-@ underwater scuba diver
-- oo ==j:-& scuba diver needing air
-- 4WW:-1 Me Chief
-- 2ww:^b me little chief
-- L:-D Omigosh!! What happened?
-- +:=} Nurse, help me -
-- H:-() Help is on the way
-- f:=+ Let us pray for guidance
-- {7:-> Where's the fire?
-- CI8=o Take me to your leader

-- When you digest the information from this IASL website, you will have received IASL Trade Secrets. Let's keep it to ourselves. (Just kidding. ;-)

-- Remember, if you don't want me to say anything, don't tell me :-x -- Keep your lips sealed :-# Watch it!!

If you tell, I'll tell your big mama @@:-[ & pappy ~(8={

From: Gaylen D. Healzer
Subject: Kilroy Was Here
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:05 AM

Thought you might enjoy this announcement.

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______Baron of Spatial Inversion
________JAG Engineering Inc.
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A Good-Old-Days Story

--> To those who have only ideas:-> Your actions have been predictable. No matter what else you may read, your body now still remains motionless. - O.K., force yourself!! You'll feel securer when you move on, for life for you is the feeling of this moment;..move on to take your dream to a higher level. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." "There's no reward without risk. Bet on yourself to win!!" - Robert Scheinkman

-- The grandfather was now living with his son and daughter-in-law and their young family. It was his time in life, that time when he had lived a full life and was lucky to have been taken in. His wife was gone and he knew that he should pass his knowledge down to the younger generations.. but no one it seemed listened to a doting old man. -- He stood back. He didn't butt in. He so much as bit his tongue. He knew and felt that his son and daughter-in-law must be left to be the obvious parents. Yet, he felt there must be someway for him. He would, gradually, in his grandfatherly way, try and teach his grandson..
-- "Jimmy, when I was a small boy like yourself, I had my duties and chores to do. I got up early every morning. I went out to the barn and milked Bossy, our cow, so that we could have fresh milk for breakfast. I brought in a pail of water that I dipped from the cistern. And before I left, I chopped firewood for the cookstove, -- brought an armful in for the hearth. I then carried out the ashes from our old Franklin stove to dump in a lowspot. And then I helped my mother before eating my breakfast and running off to school. My dad was already up and about to the south forty. --
I didn't have a bus to pick 'me' up at 'my' door. No, siree, I had to walk to school -- two miles there and back. I got to play only at recess 'cause I had my job as a stockboy, working at the green-grocer after school. I made fifty-cents a week and was mighty glad to get that. Then I came back home to help my mother and father, and then I did over three-hours of homework before cleaning-up and going off to bed. And.." He was finally interrupted by the child, who was bored by those 'good old days stories;' saying to all at their table to hear, "Gee, grandpa, aren't you glad you're living with us now?" :-))

-- --> "Teenagers from Hell" --
"Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they terrorize their teachers."
(Aristotle, Circa 350 BC)

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.

But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.

"We must do something about Grandfather," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor." So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. The Grandfather would eat alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner together. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"

Just as sweetly, the boy rsponded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. The tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled --
Charlotte Broughton

- 1967: "A gallon of milk cost $1.03, but in 2006 dollars that would be $6.24"

Narrow Your Focus – and Increase Your Odds of Success -- "Pennylicious Blog Archive Billionaire Dropouts" -->
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-- "It's not the mistakes that matter; it's how you deal with it, what you learn from it, and how you apply the lesson to your life."

“Narrow Your Focus – and Increase Your Odds of Success,” by Paul Niemann of MarketLaunchers.com

When inventors call me and ask for advice in marketing their new inventions, one of the first questions I ask them is, “Who is your product intended for?”

Ninety percent of the time, their answer is, “EVERYBODY.” Well, unless you have a monopoly on the rights to food, shelter, clothing or air, then your product is not for EVERYBODY.

Now that we’ve identified the problem, it’s time to come up with a solution, and this is right out of the advertising class that I teach at Quincy (Illinois) University.

No product is for everybody, so you should pick out 1 or 2 main groups (called target markets) to approach. These can be the groups of people who need your product the most, or they can be the largest groups or the groups in which you would face the least amount of competition, etc. That’s for you to determine.

For example, if your invention is a towel that cleans up spills, common knowledge says that EVERYBODY could buy this product. But who really needs it the most – and is most likely to buy it?

That group is probably parents with young children. More specifically, it would be moms with young children. This becomes your main target market. What about a secondary target market? That could be caregivers who take care of senior citizens. It makes you look more professional when you can tell a potential licensee who your product is intended for.

Are you targeting consumers or businesses? If you’re targeting businesses, then it is relatively easy to identify potential licensee because nearly every industry has 3 things:

A trade association

A trade publication and

An annual trade show.

You can find out about your industry by either doing a Google search for “trade association + your industry,” or you can go to the reference section of your local public library and look it up in the “Encyclopedia of Associations,” which is a thick book that is located in the library’s reference section.

There is far much to cover on this subject to do it justice in this newsletter, but now you know a few of the basics. Once you know how to define your markets into 1 or 2 specific, well-defined target markets, you increase your chances of selling or licensing your new product.

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Paul Niemann runs MarketLaunchers.com, building web pages for inventors. Having your own web page allows you to show your invention to companies when you’re unable to present it to them in person. It can serve as your “online brochure.” Plus, there are companies who search www.MarketLaunchers.com's invention database for new products

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“Did Your Own Patent Search? Found Nothing? WARNING!!!” -- by Ron Reardon of Patents & More, Inc.

So, you did your own patent search on your invention, you did not find your exact invention, and you are ready to file a patent application. STOP! WAIT! WHOA!

One of the challenges of the internet is that we can be lulled into a false sense of security, due to our assumptions and our eagerness to have a protected and profitable invention in the marketplace. When it’s your invention and your resources, you want to know that the outcome is favorable before you go investing your time, effort and money.

Don Kelly, past Patent Office executive, wrote a great article in the UIAUSA booklet, The Inventor’s Master Plan, outlining the different levels of prior art searches: the word search, the classification search, the professional search and the examiner’s search.

Let’s say that you invented a better mousetrap, went to the U.S. Patent Office web site at uspto.gov and conducted a Quick search (also known as a word search) for ‘mousetrap’ for just the title field of issued patents, you would get about 25 issued patents listed. Doing a Quick search on ‘mousetrap’ for all fields would yield about 150 issued patents.

If you entered ‘mouse’ and ‘trap’ for just the Title field, you would get over 40 issued patents; for all fields – about 3800 issued patents! Whoa! After examining all 3800, one would think that would constitute an exhaustive search.

But wait, there is more. What if the title and written specification did not use the word ‘mouse’, but used the word ‘rat’, ‘mice’, ‘rodent’, ‘vermin’, ‘animal’, or ‘pest’ instead? (I am not making this up; these are from issued patents.)

All these different words for mouse remind me of Bubba reciting the different ways to prepare shrimp from the Forrest Gump movie: “Shrimp is the food of the sea - you can: Barbecue it, Boil it, Broil it, Bake it, Sauté it, Shrimp Kabobs, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp Gumbo, Pan Fry, Deep Fry, Stir Fry, Pineapple Shrimp, Lemon Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Pepper Shrimp, Shrimp Soup, Shrimp Stew, Shrimp Salad, Shrimp and Potatoes, Shrimp Burgers, Shrimp Sandwich, That - that's 'bout it.” So it is with ‘mouse trap.’ You can have rat trap, rodent trap, pest trap, animal trap, vermin trap, trap for mice, bait station, lethal trapping device, baffled rodenticide box;’ the list goes on and on.

Your Quick word search might miss issued patents if they do not contain the words you are entering; one of which might be an exact duplicate of your invention. To make matters worse, the Quick search only accesses patents from 1976 to the present. That means that if your improved mousetrap was patented prior to 1976, it is invisible to a Quick search -- not good.

What to do? Ah, there is the trusty Advanced Search, using patent classifications. A patent classification search goes back to 1790. Once again, you go to the Patent Office Web site and scan the patent classifications. Here it is: 043: Fishing, trapping, and vermin destroying. Let’s look there. Subclass 58: Traps, looks possible. An Advanced Search on ccl/48/53 yields about 90 issued patents. Are we through? Not yet. Your improved mouse trap might also lurk in the following classifications: 43/60, 43/61, 43/62, 43/63, 43/66, 43/69, 43/71, 43/74, 43/81, 43/82, 43/83, 43/85, 43/98, 43/114, 43/124, 43/131.

Don’t forget the Design Patents. Classifications D22/18 and D11/119 may show prior art that disqualifies your invention. Then there are off-the-wall classifications, such as 206/466, that shows a mousetrap in a paper sack for convenient disposal.

Whew! You searched diligently in all these classifications. Are you finished? No. Don’t forget the published patent applications on the uspto.gov web site. These count as prior art also.

In addition, a thorough prior art search examines foreign patents and non-patent prior art, which are not findable on the uspto.gov web site. You will need to go to fee-based sites for these or engage a patent professional.

Finally, even if you did find all the relevant prior art, there is still the need for a patentability opinion from a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney. Each of the claims in the relevant prior art should be examined carefully. Knowing the boundaries of the prior art is essential information for crafting your claims.

Also, a patentability opinion should address if your invention is obvious in light of the combination of two or more of the prior art (a common reason for rejection by the Patent Office).

Filing a patent application without a professional search and a patentability opinion is akin to setting sail over the ocean without charts, GPS and a weather report.

Inventors' Digest's ninth commandment of Inventing says it best: “Do what you do well and hire pros to do the rest.” I recommend that you supplement your search with that of a professional.

Know before you go.

-- "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again." -- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) – An Essay on Criticism.

Ron Reardon is a patent agent and President of Patents & More, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, and is President of the United Inventors Association as well as past-president of the Inventors Club of Georgia. He works with inventors who have products in the following areas: Mechanical, electrical, business methods and software. Contact him at 770-241-4907 or by e-mail at rreardon@patentsandmore.com or visit him online at http://www.patentsandmore.com
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