Monthly Archives: September 2013

USPTO October Independent Inventor Conference

USPTO (Alexandria facility)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.  A pre-conference workshop will be held the evening of Thursday, October 10.

The conference will address intellectual property (IP) topics relevant to inventors and small businesses.  Attendees can meet senior USPTO experts and participate in panels and breakout sessions addressing specific IP topics relevant to modern inventors and small business owners.

USPTO officials and experts will provide practical information regarding patents, trademarks, and other IP.  Successful business owners and inventors will relate their personal experiences of bringing their ideas to market. Government, legal, and business development entities representatives will discuss commercial best practices resources offered by their organizations.

The location is USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314.  Directions, meeting agenda and RSVP details can be found here.


Bill Ramey Judges at 11th Annual Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

Bill Ramey is at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas, today judging company presentations at the 11th Annual Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum.

Rice Alliance is Rice University’s program developed to support technology-based companies in the Houston and Southwest areas.

Ramey & Browning, PLLC is a full-service IP and trial law firm located in the Museum District, just outside of downtown Houston.

Ramey & Browning files electronic data destruction case under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Ramey & Browning files an action in Federal Court under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act seeking damages against an employer who erased client Saman Rajaee’s personal business data from his smartphone. Federal law allows the client to recover actual damages, attorneys’ fees and statutory penalties.  The matter is styled Rajaee v. Design Tech Homes, Ltd. et al., Civil Action No. 4:13-cv-02517 (SDTX, Houston Division, August 28, 2013).