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Steffes awarded patent for technology to store renewable energy

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson-based Steffes Corp. was awarded a patent last week for technology that helps water heaters and other appliances store renewable energy like wind and solar.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Steffes the patent Aug. 12 for the “…continue reading on

Cultivating his vision

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Dustin John doesn’t know anything about pursuing a patent, but he thinks it might be time to learn after he designed and built from scratch a trench filler that attaches to the front end of a skid loader.

John, 16, and a soon-to-…continue reading on

U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL’s Redskins

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled trademarks of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins because they disparage Native Americans, the agency said on Wednesday.

The 2-1 decision by a Patent Office administrati…continue reading on

NDSU tops $2M in licensing revenue; School develops ‘smart paper’

March 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Annual revenue from research discoveries at North Dakota State University topped $2 million for the first time in 2012. Continue Reading

High-stakes fight over soybeans at high court

February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The court case poses the question of whether an Indiana farmer’s actions violated the patent rights held by Monsanto, which developed soybean and other seeds that survive when farmers spray their fields with the company’s Roundup brand weed-killer. Continue Reading

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