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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?

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.