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Client News: Clean Tech Company Climeon Endorsed by Sir Richard Branson

HBW clean tech client Climeon was recently featured in a YouTube video that discusses how Climeon and Sir Richard Branson aim to change the way electricity is produced on cruise ships.

When is an Invention Ready for Patenting?

Can I just file patent applications based on my ideas... like Company X's water-cooled power generators that sit in the ocean? You know, the ideas that our company will likely never build. But can I still get patented anyway?

HBW Supports Challenge Day 2017

Challenge Day is a program with a mission that is focused on providing youth and their communities with engaging experiential programs that provoke deep introspection among students, understanding and empathy for the challenges of their classmates, and discovery by the students that they are not alone with their own challenges. The goal of Challenge Day is to cultivate an environment that breaks through teenage emotional barriers, and changes students for the better.

HBW is Proud to Announce that Executive Director Nicole Nowak will Serve as President-Elect of the ALA, Silicon Valley Chapter

It is a pleasure to announce that Nicole Nowak, our Executive Director, has been elected to the President track of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). She is committed to three years of service as President-Elect, President and Past President. We applaud Nicole's strong commitment to the betterment of our community, profession and industry and her dedication to constant development, challenge and professional improvement.

Technological Innovation: What should my company consider valuable enough to patent?

How do I know whether my work should be protected by patenting? How does my company use a patent on my work?

Professional Development: Paralegal Kelly Huber Celebrates a Decade of Service to HBW

As Executive Director of HBW, I constantly think about our professional team members and their ongoing job satisfaction. It is common knowledge that attracting and, more importantly, retaining extraordinary talent aids in better serving clients across all substantive legal disciplines.

No Need to Have an Office within Walking Distance of the PTO to Fully Engage with Examiners

Believe in interviews, early interviews and desktop sharing interviews? The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) does not care whether you believe, as long as you use interviews, because interviews get us to "yes" in less time... and more productively. The PTO has proven that it's worth your while to interview.

Opportunity for Mentorship: HBW Welcomes "Rookie" Patent Engineer Kamaram Munira

Finding the right professionals, at any level of their careers, is an ongoing goal of our firm. Whether you are in your first year of service or decades into it, attracting the right team members is paramount to the success of our firm and the service of our clients.