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Inventor of self-cleaning home, and former Klarquist client, passes away at 101

Frances Gabe, an Oregon inventor and former Klarquist client, was profiled in a New York Times article earlier this week. Ms. Gabe passed away on December 26, 2016 at the age of 101. The Times article is a fascinating profile of a truly unique woman that invented and constructed a self-cleaning house. Ms. Gabe’s invention […]

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In a sea of orange, Oregon State University finds blue

Oregon State University is well known for its orange and black “Beaver Nation” brand.  Recently, however, it’s also been getting a lot of attention for its work with the color blue. OSU professors Mas Subramanian and Arthur Sleight, and graduate student Andrew Smith, discovered a brilliant blue pigment while studying metal oxide compounds. In October […]

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OREGON IP / Athletic Apparel / Patent

Adidas files three IPR petitions challenging Nike patents

On April 19, 2016, Adidas filed three petitions for inter partes review of Nike patents by the USPTO. The three related patents relate to footwear and methods of manufacturing footwear, particular textile structures. Below is a table showing Claim 1 of each of the Nike patents.   US Patent No. 8,266,749 1. A method of […]

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OREGON IP / Patent

Patent Grants To Oregon Inventors On The Rise

Since the turn of the century, there has been a steady increase in the number of patent applications filed and granted in the United States. Oregon is no exception. As shown in the above graph, just since 2002, the number of patents granted to Oregon inventors* has increased by nearly 63 percent. In 2002, the […]

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