Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Our New Website is LIVE!!!


Finally.... We have been working on a new site for two years, but we never got around to finalizing it. SO a few months ago we hired a graphic designer to generate our logos and we hired a web designer to design our site and he did a great job! See lighthousewd.com for more information about our designer.


The site is at WWW.COLORADOIPLAW.com.


It has over DOUBLE the useful content in an easy to navigate setting.


I might add that we believe this is the best Intellectual Property website on the web aimed at entrepreneurs and individual inventors, but, of course, we are a little bit biased.


Please review it and tell us what you think. Be forewarned, however, to fully peruse, let alone read, the massive amount of useful content, you will need several hours.


Next, we will tackle organizing the BLOG. Hopefully, this won't take us two years!

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Our New Blog: TWO YEARS LATER

This past Friday was our blog's second birthday! Sure, it is still referred to as "Our New Blog" on our aging website site of which much of its content is over 5 years old. Alas, the new site is coming, although not nearly fast enough for me anyway.

Anyhow to be nostolgic, here is our very first post:

Why a Blog? That is a question I am asking myself as I type away. Ultimately, Leyendecker Lemire and Daley, LLC is about providing information to our clients and prospective clients. And a Blog is a way to do this.

Hopefully, prospective clients will get a sense of who we are from this Blog. Lets face it, legal services can be expensive and you deserve to have attorneys on your side that you are comfortable with. I have no doubt many of you will appreciate and welcome our open, approachable and up front manner while others of you may prefer more traditional button-up attorneys. We just want you to make the choice that is best for you.

What can you expect from this Blog? Well as the Categories indicate you can expect our pontifications on legal matters relating to intellectual property and business. Perhaps, on occasion one of us might philosophize about something else altogether. And on yet other occasions one or more of us may provide a little insight in to our lives outside of the office. All I can say is tune in and see.

Now, if our Blog is a bit boggy in the beginning, please forgive us. After all, we are attorneys, not web masters. Of course, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kurt Leyendecker, Esq

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Colorado SBDC Network

A recent Forbes.com article (http://www.forbes.com/home/entrepreneurs/2006/12/15/shopzilla-adozu-vonage-ent-fin-cx_kw_1215wharton.html) discussing topics addressed at the 2006 Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference got me thinking that I needed to do another blog post. Specifically, the article discussed how too much emphasis is placed on venture capital these days when historically business have been funded using friends and family, credit cards, second mortgages, and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

It was this SBA snippet that got me thinking I needed to do some shameless plugging of the services provided by Leyendecker & Lemire, LLC. No, we don't fund companies, but we do work with an organization, the Colorado SBDC Network, that can provide you with information on how to do so. The SBDC is a great organization as it provides, free of charge, a seemingly endless supply of information on how to get your start-up off the ground and running.

The SBDC recently asked us to provide our services for an intellectual property seminar. So, ON JANUARY 24, 2007 FROM 3PM - 5PM, MYSELF, KURT LEYENDECKER, AND PETER LEMIRE WILL BE HOLDING AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SEMINAR AT THE SOUTH METRO DENVER SBDC OFFICE. To sign up for this free seminar, click here: http://www.smallbusinessdenver.com/events.cfm. Specifically, we'll be discussing patents, trademarks, and copyrights. However, if there's a question on how to fund your business, we'll give it our best shot. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

L&L Welcomes A New Associate

Shane Percival, a clerk with the Firm for the past 2 years, has joined us as an associate attorney. We are lucky to have him and we are sure he will continue providing the same high quality work product he provided when he was a clerk.

Shane's practice will be focused on patent procurement.

At some point in the near future expect to see Blog articles by Shane.

Lately, our little firm growing very rapidly. Our current stable of dedicated L&Lers includes Partners Peter Lemire and Kurt Leyendecker, Associate Shane Percival, Patent Agent Albert Haegele, and last but certainly not least our office manager Jackie Rodiquez who keeps the us coordinated.

Anyhow, if you call and have an opportunity to speak with Shane congratulate him on having been recently sworn in as a Colorado Attorney.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

We are Moving !!!!!!!

This week marks a big week for our firm. We have completely outgrown the office space we have been in for the past two years and are moving to new digs. Our new address is the following:

Leyendecker & Lemire, LLC
9137 East Mineral Circle
Suite 280
Centennial, CO 80112

We are also switching over to a new main number of (303) 768-0123, however the (303) 768-0650 number will still work as well. Kurt's, Jackies and my direct numbers will stay the same, as well as the fax number for the ime being. Our phone system will be in flux for a few days as we migrate over to our new provider so please bear with us, but we plan to be fully up and running by Friday, November 3rd.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Post Your Comments!

A while back, we received an incredible slanderous comment from one of the owners of SOLA. We had no choice but to remove it. If you check our posts over the past 10 months or so, you will know what I am talking about.

During this time we also received a number of SPAM comments that really had nothing to do with our posts but were rather a form of marketing for someone else's blog.

Anyhow, because of these occurrences, we disabled comment posting. In the past several months, I have received unpublished comments in my email that I wish had been published on the Blog itself.

So I am turning the comments option back on and hopefully I will be able to leave it on this time. I encourage you to agree or disagree with us if you would like; just do not leave any comments that could be libelous or slanderous to us, or even more so, anyone else.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

MARK YOUR CALENDERS!

On Wednesday January 11, 10-12AM MST, I will be heard live across the nation on the Tom Martino Troubleshooter radio show to discuss inventions, patents and other intellectual property. And if you have questions you would like Tom and I to answer, feel free to call in. For those of you that are not familiar with Tom Martino and the Troubleshooter show, I suggest you reference the Troubleshooter website. If you are in Denver or Colorado, you likely know who Tom Martino is and you have probably formed an opinion of him. To the rest of the Nation he is a relatively new radio personality: the show went National 4-5 years ago (I believe) and can be heard in most markets.

The format of his long running and very popular consumer help show has listeners call in with their complaints. Tom with the help of his staff and experts attempt to resolve the problems usually with great success. Additionally, Tom, a very successful entrepreneur, prides himself in helping others with sage advice concerning the word of business. Of course, my summary really does not do the show justice. You will just have to listen.

In addition to the radio show, Tom has regular features on as a consumer reporter on the Denver edition of FoxNews. Further, the Troubleshooter network provides a referral list of screened merchants and service providers that agree to abide by a basic code of ethics in dealing with customers and clients. The list can be found at Referrallist.com.

I have been Tom’s intellectual property law expert since joining the referral list in 2003. I have been on the radio show in numerous short segments over the last 2.5 years helping callers with their specific patent, trademark and copyright problems. This next Wednesday will be the first time I will be on the national show for an extended period of time to take calls specifically concerning intellectual property matters (I did appear on a Sunday local version of the show 1.5 years ago).

What will we talk about? I don’t know exactly as it will depend on callers and the host’s guidance (I suspect the host will be Tom but it could be his first lieutenant, Chris Kane, who is the regular substitute host). But I would be shocked if the topic of Invention Promotion Companies does not come up. If you have read this blog, and the firm Web Site, you know my feelings about them. No matter what happens, if you are interested in the topic of inventing and entrepreneurship, you will enjoy yourself.

I hope you get a chance to listen. Click Here for an Affiliate Radio Station nearest you. And remember to drop me and email and tell me how I did!

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Look and RSS Feed !

Well we have adopted a new look - not all together willingly. We have been experiencing issues with the blog and the sidebar placing itself at the bottom of the page when I am trying to post the second installment of three chords and the truth. In an attempt to remedy it we applied a new template to the blog. It did not help the problem, but we didn't feel like changing the template - so blue is the new color!

On a more positive note, we have added a RSS feed so if you subscribe to news groups on Yahoo or Google you can basically be notified when we have new material on the blog and you won't have to check it out on a daily basis to see if there is new material(at least that's our understanding of the whole thing!). Anyway, we have attempted to set the feed to only give you the first paragraph or so (we know we can be a bit long winded) just in case you are receiving the feed on a portable device. If the feed seems to be downloading the whole article - let us know and we will attempt to fix it so your PDA's don't get clogged up. Who knows, maybe next we will do podcasts - that should be interesting!

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Client Spotlight #3

Tactical Video Solutions is the producer of video camera that mounts on the end of a semi-automatic pistol's magazine, and feeds video to a small LCD screen that is typically mounted on the user's wrist.

SWAT and other law enforcement personal can use the camera to see around blind corners expossing only their firearm and perhaps their hand. Some versions of the system include infrared illumination to permit the officer to see in the dark.

Yuriy Umanskiy, one of the camera's inventors recently won the INVENTOR OF THE YEAR award from the Divinci Institute as discussed in this Rocky Mountain New Article. Congratutlations, Yuriy!

The product has also been featured on the local WB2 news and Channel 4 news as can be seen on their distributor's site (Tac-Arts, LLC) under News, Video & Stuff.

We prepared the patent application for the camera system and formed the company, Tactical Video Solutions. Further, we drafted and negotiated the company's distributor agreement.

You can also check out the camera at Tactical Video Solution's website.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Client Spotlight #2

The title of this entry, "Client Spotlight", is particularly appropriate for this client, Camerabright!, Inc.

The company manufactures a unique LED light that fits into the tripod mount of a camera. The light serves several purposes: (1) it can be used to illuminate a scene to facilitate video capture using a digital camera or a camcorder; (2) it can be used in place of the flash when taking portraits to help minimize or eliminate the occurrence of redeye that is common with strobe flashes; and (3) it can be used with macro photography where a high powered strobe flash would washout details of the subject.

The product is Patent Pending and we expect that a Patent will issue sometime in 2006. The company is also in the process of obtaining several Trademarks. Furthermore, the company is growing rapidly and is working on new lighting solutions particularly advantageous to digital photography.

Check them out at www.camerabright.com.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Client Spotlight #1

Every once and a while we will be spotlighting the products or services offered by our clients.

The first client we are spotlighting, Wheel Riders, has been with the firm since the beginning and with me since I went into private practice nearly 3 years ago.

Wheel Riders make bicycle wheel holders that mount to the frame of an associated bicycle. The primary use of their products is to hold the front wheel of a bicycle while it is secured in a roof top rack for transport.

The company is in the process of building an impressive and strong patent portfolio relating to their product line and hold several trademark registrations as well.

Check out there website at http://www.wheel-riders.com/.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

The Virus that Ate the Firm

Ok, not really but it did slow things down to a snails pace on Monday and Tuesday! I am talking about virtumonde spyware. You will know you have if every once and while while surfing a new internet explorer window opens up with an advertisement. Most often the ad is for a program called "Winfixer". Every once and a while a gray official looking windows box will open up and warn you about problems with your registry. You try to close this box and you get a winfixer ad.

What a great scam: put a virus or spyware on a person's computer and then have the virus pull up adds for a program to fix spyware problems for $30-40. The question is whether or not Winfixer will actually get rid of virtumonde.

Anyhow, the virus attaches itself to windows system files so you cannot easily get rid of it. Norton Internet Security doesn't work. Norton's anti virus doesn't get rid of it. Microsoft's beta Antispyware doesn't get rid of it. Norton has specialized software to get rid of it and guess what, it doesn't always work. At least it did not work for me. There are numerous forums providing various methods to rid yourself of this wiley and seemingly intelligent virus that can reproduce and guess what, they don't work either.

Needless to say, I went home from work Tuesday evening very depressed: I didn't earn anything; I didn't get much work done; and my virus was still there: taunting me with WINFIXER!!!!! I HATE YOU VIRTUMONDE!!!!

Anyhow, it is fixed now. I found a reference to a little program called SPYSWEEPER by webroot. It took care of the nasty virus in no time with little difficulty or sweat on my part. Here is a link: www.webroot.com. And better yet, it was the free trial version that solved the problem. My partner was so grateful hew shelled out the fee to buy the program and I intend to as well. WE LOVE YOU SPYSWEEPER!!!!

OK, back to work...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Is ANYBODY Listening?

ah... I mean reading this blog. My partner have poured our blood sweat and tears into this Blog and we are wondering if it is worth it.

OK, we have not shed any tears over the blog. At least I haven't, you have to ask my partner about that one.

You got me: I have not really shed any blood over the blog either!

And yes, our offices are air conditioned so perhaps I have not sweat much if at all concerning this blog.

Anyhow, none of that is the point and I am sorry I used that terrible cliche in the first place.

If you are reading this blog and you appreciate (or don't appreciate) the content, let us know. Email me at kurt@lld-law.com and tell me what you think. Also, you can email my partner at peter@lld-law.com. Now, if you email Pete, I suggest you tell him that you want to see more entries from him (he has only posted 2 in two months).

Ok, now I am going to sit back and watch the emails fly in... Till next time.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Our New Blog

Why a Blog? That is a question I am asking myself as I type away. Ultimately, Leyendecker Lemire and Daley, LLC is about providing information to our clients and prospective clients. And a Blog is a way to do this.

Hopefully, prospective clients will get a sense of who we are from this Blog. Lets face it, legal services can be expensive and you deserve to have attorneys on your side that you are comfortable with. I have no doubt many of you will appreciate and welcome our open, approachable and up front manner while others of you may prefer more traditional button-up attorneys. We just want you to make the choice that is best for you.

What can you expect from this Blog? Well as the Categories indicate you can expect our pontifications on legal matters relating to intellectual property and business. Perhaps, on occasion one of us might philosophize about something else altogether. And on yet other occasions one or more of us may provide a little insight in to our lives outside of the office. All I can say is tune in and see.

Now, if are Blog is a bit boggy in the beginning, please forgive us. After all, we are attorneys, not web masters. Of course, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kurt Leyendecker, Esq

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