LOS ANGELES—The practice of patent law is serious business, but it can be fun, too. With this in mind, Womble Bond Dickinson patent attorney Vincent Look has launched The Patent Geek —a new blog taking a light-hearted look at patents.

Some of the recent articles posted at The Patent Geek include:

  • Theranos Patent for Point of Care System . Look discusses a Theranos patent which features Theranos’ claim to fame - the ability to perform blood tests with a drop of blood.
  • Impossible Burger Patent . Look examines the patent application for a plant-based meat replica burger. And what exactly is “heme”?
  • Fathers of the Internet and Their Lesser Known Invention – The Knowbot . The so-called “Fathers of the Internet” Robert E. Kahn and Vinton G. Cerf also invented a remarkably forward-looking program called “The Knowbot”.
  • Snapchat’s Ephemeral Message Patent . All teenagers (and hopefully, their parents) know that Snapchat content automatically disappears at a certain point. In this post, Look discusses Snapchat’s ephemeral message patent.
  • Artificial Waves – Patenting the Wave of the Future . In the surfing world, technology that can generate surf-quality artificial waves has been a long-time dream. But now, that dream appears to be realized, thanks to patented inventions by surfing legend Kelly Slater.
  • Slack Patent . Slack bills itself as “a collaboration hub for work,” and the office communication tool is set for an IPO in 2019. Look examines the company’s patents and patent filings to find out just how Slack works.

Also from Womble Bond Dickinson, attorney Mike Gencarella and patent agent Christopher Hall present a view from the trenches in Silicon Valley at The High-Tech Patent Agent .

Vincent Look is an intellectual property and registered patent attorney in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Los Angeles office. His practice is focused on patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling in technologies relating to software, electronics, energy storage, data storage, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, gaming, and more.