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Better Ammo Wins Patent War with Giant In 1998, we launched ttools, LLC to sell a patented combination stylus-ink pen that worked with the recently launched PalmPilot PDA (personal digital assistant). We thought we had something good. We were first on the scene. We had earned the loyalty of early PalmPilot adopters. Our design was......
5 pregnancy etiquette tips on how not to upset a pregnant woman with insensitive comments, a social media faux pas or an invasion of privacy. While pregnant women may not be officially considered Preg-zillas, the potential is there!...
Home-based professionals work longer hours, have quicker response times and are less likely to claim a work-life balance than traditional office employees. If our Lifehacker Chat Session is any indication, they are in desperate need of work-at-home tips to balance life and work. Our friend and design client, Kiersten Hathcock of Mod Mom Furniture knows......
We are furniture designers, but it is not that often that we buy a retail furniture item for our own use. We expected a fairly hassle-free transaction from Living Spaces. But this on-line purchase was anything but hassle-free....
Costco sells this chair we designed for $99 everyday. It is as highly featured and comfortable as chairs that retail for $100 more. But, even this chair had to sneak into the system. It started as a very small test run that did so well no one could ignore the results compared to all their......
We recently found ourselves in that situation with one of our designs sold at a retail office super store. As a Genderblend style with a distinctive “female-friendly” color and pattern, it was designed for a U.S. import company and has been an in-store item selling successfully for about 2 years. We found out last month......