Author: Reid Creager

Tears to Triumph

The Cupcake Rack inventor overcomes the heartbreaks of inventing—and life—with help from friends.
“I didn’t have a leg to stand on! I was horrified, it was Christmastime, everyone was on vacation, and I was bawling my eyes out every single day.” —Liz Crouch
A neurosurgeon told family members there was no hope; her infant grandson’s brain was swelling, his skull fractured, a leg broken.

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Cool As Ice

Zamboni resurfacing machine rolls on as an iconic invention.
It has been 70 years since Frank J. Zamboni applied for, and later received, a patent for the Model A Zamboni Ice Resurfacer.

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Talk’s Tide is Turning

USPTO has been a source of historic anticipation, action in 2018.
IP experts were cautiously optimistic after Andrei Iancu was named director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office but said action would be the true barometer of progress. They didn’t have to wait long.
Revised standard operating procedures for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board were hailed as likely “game-changing.”

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