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PTAB Hits the Road Again in November 2014 for Detroit Region Roadshows about the AIA Trials

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:00

Cross-posted from USPTO.Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeStakeholder engagement is a critical mission of the USPTO, and I am excited to share that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will visit the Great Lakes region
to provide more training about the AIA trials. In November, the board
will visit Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, and
Minneapolis for afternoon, interactive programs. Earlier this spring,

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Profitable and Out of Business

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00

Having cash on hand is critical to staying afloat. In fact, profitable companies go broke because they had all their money tied up in assets and couldn’t pay their expenses. Working capital...

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CDC: Monitoring Symptoms and Controlling Movement to Stop the Spread of Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:56

Ed. Note: This factsheet is cross-posted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read the original factsheet in its entirety here. 
Yesterday, based on the best medical science, the CDC updated its guidance to provide new information for public health officials on monitoring people who may have been exposed to Ebola; overseeing their care; and -- when warranted to protect the public health or our communities -- limiting their movement or activities. 

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Secretary Pritzker and Three PAGE Ambassadors to Attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:15

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will attend the Global
Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place November 19-21 in
Marrakech, Morocco to demonstrate the U.S. government’s continued commitment to
fostering entrepreneurship around the world. On November 19, her activities
will focus specifically on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s summit
marks the fifth annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business
development, business leaders, mentors, and high-level government

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Reach Higher with the First Lady on Tumblr and IRL

Mon, 2014-10-27 13:30

We’re excited to announce that on Monday, November 3, First Lady Michelle Obama will take to Tumblr for the first time to answer your questions on education as part of her Reach Higher initiative, which aims to inspire every student to take charge of their future and complete their education past high school.

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Secretary Pritzker Meets with Korean CEOs to Discuss Importance of Entrepreneurship

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:00

As part of her efforts to
strengthen commercial ties between the United States and the Asia-Pacific
region, Secretary Pritzker met with Korean entrepreneurs in Seoul to
discuss the importance of supporting policies in the U.S. and Korea that
encourage innovation. 

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How to Prepare your Business to Graduate from the 8(a) Program

Mon, 2014-10-27 00:00

Hundreds of small businesses enter the SBA’s 8(a) business development program each year, but when...

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SHOP Early Access Available to Small Businesses in Five States

Mon, 2014-10-27 00:00

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at HHS. It originally appeared on...

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Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

Sat, 2014-10-25 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap Up: October 18-24

Fri, 2014-10-24 18:52

This week, we continued to actively monitor Ebola, invited Americans to participate in a We the People Meet Up, took a look back at the first White House website, and took a critical step to help protect consumers’ financial security.

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President Obama just cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in Illinois.
A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on

Oct 10, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT

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