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Lessons In Leadership: Anthony Fasano

Lessons In Leadership: Anthony Fasano

Anthony Fasano is a civil engineer, a professional engineer, and the founder of the Engineering Management Institute.  It’s a company focused on helping engineers become effective leaders through content and corporate training.  The website contains free articles, two podcasts (The Engineering Career Coach Podcast and The Civil Engineering Podcast) and a YouTube series, Engineering Career TV. Takeaways from our conversation:…

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Lessons In Leadership: Justin Shaifer

Lessons In Leadership: Justin Shaifer

From his beginnings on the south side of Chicago, Justin Shaifer has come a long way. Told at a young age that his STEM interests weren’t cool, he persevered. Now, he’s a science communicator, editor, producer, and proud graduate of Hampton University’s Marine and Environmental Science program. He has given talks at the Smithsonian Museum, multiple universities, and is featured on several radio segments and podcasts for his contributions to STEM. He works to spread STEM literacy to youth, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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Lessons In Leadership: Jay Miller

Lessons In Leadership: Jay Miller

After dropping out of college and giving up on a career as a musician, Jay Miller joined the military as a data network technician. After leaving the military, he became a system administrator and developed a love for productivity. He now uses his knowledge of productivity and development concepts and his military training to help developers improve their productivity. Productive Developers is the company he founded to do just that.

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Keep it simple!

Keep it simple!

I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy who likes to think about stuff. Have you ever read something that speaks directly to you? I read such a thing a few days ago. The title of the blog post was, “The Simple Secret to Getting more Word-of-Mouth Referrals,” written by Michael Katz. The secret? Say what you do…plainly! It seems…

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Watch the money!

Watch the money!

I recently co-presented a 3 hour seminar on intellectual property. The presentation helped make clear all the things inventors need to think about before deciding to file for a patent. One of which is cost. Not only will you pay a patent practitioner to prepare your application and prosecute it on your behalf, you’ll also pay fees to the patent…

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What about the drawings?

What about the drawings?

Takeaways: Drawings are required (for the most part) Multiple drawings showing multiple views of the invention are recommended Provisional application drawings are not required but are highly recommended Format for utility application drawings is strict, so use a patent illustrator to prepare the drawings A picture says a thousand words, especially when it comes to patents. If it’s possible to…

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