H. Jay Spiegel
I.P. Attorney Attorney & & Prolific Prolific Inventor Inventor I.P. MEET the Intellectual Property Law attorney who is a named inventor in over 40 US Patents & many foreign equivalents and has actually brought patented trademarked products to market
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MEET H. JAY SPIEGEL
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
H. Jay Spiegel is the only intellectual property law attorney you will find who was a Primary Examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, has over 30 years of experience as an I. P. attorney, is a named inventor in over 40 US Patents & many foreign equivalents, and has actually brought patented, trademarked products to market. He has been admitted to the Patent Bar, registration no. 30722, since 1982 and has been an IP lawyer since then. He holds 44 patents as an inventor including for the football tees used in every NFL game since 1999. His website at www.4-tees.com talks about his five patented tees. His law firm website is at www.spiegelaw.com. He also invented an innovative pet drinking bowl viewable at www.4lapster.com. Mr. Spiegel's practice involves preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark & copyright applications as well as litigation of IP issues. He has been involved as lead counsel in numerous federal court litigations for a variety of clients, as well as advocating appeals before federal courts of appeals as well as before the Virginia Supreme Court. He has extensive experience inventing and protecting rights in consumer products & bringing them to market. His resume can be accessed at www.spiegelaw.com/resume.html. He has prepared, filed and prosecuted hundreds upon hundreds of patent, trademark & copyright applications. He has taught seminars on various IP issues.
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"About the Anchor" H. Jay Spiegel enjoys cruising the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay in his powerboat TWIN FOUNTAINS II when not attending to client matters. TWIN FOUNTAINS II. A Fountain 38' Express Cruiser powered by twin Mercruiser 500 EFI engines. With 1,000 horsepower available, she cruises at over 50 miles per hour with a top speed exceeding 70 m.p.h. The anchor shown here is a tribute to Mr. Spiegel's love of boating and rests on the front lawn of his home at SPIEGEL'S LANDING in Mount Vernon, Virginia, on land once owned by George Washington. SPIEGEL'S LANDING sits on the banks of Little Hunting Creek, a creek that ran through the middle of the original Mount Vernon estate. In fact, before President Washington named his estate "Mount Vernon", it was known as Little Hunting Creek Plantation. Mr. Spiegel founded the website at WWW.LITTLEHUNTINGCREEK.ORG, dedicated to the creek, its history, and to the surrounding neighborhoods, all once the lands of our first President. The anchor was purchased from a salvage yard in Baltimore, Maryland, and came from a 19th-century pirate ship sunk in the Caribbean Sea. It is eight feet tall and weighs 2,340 pounds without the shank. It's estimated vintage: around 1850!
The firm's client base is diverse including corporations of all sizes, foreign and domestic law firms, and individuals.
Patent Applications are prepared and prosecuted in diverse technologies including but not limited to medical-surgical devices, ceramics, electrical systems, chemical and biological inventions and general mechanical technologies. In the rare event that the firm is unable to handle a particular technology "in house", over the years, it has compiled a list of referring attorneys who share its philosophy and meet its standards of quality and pricing.
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LAWS & CYCLING Have you ever gone cycling in a city you are unfamiliar with, maybe on a vacation or while visiting a friend? Like many of us, we travel and enjoy without thinking of the "what if's". What if I get into an accident while on a bike? Am I legally covered? Do cyclists have to follow the rules of the road? If you are a professional or beginner cyclist or triathlon adventurer it is very important to find the answers to the "what if's".
LAWS & CYCLING Depending on what state you live in, laws like safe passing distance for vehicles and helmet requirements can vary. (Note: We firmly stand by always wearing a helmet.) However, there are a few basic rules for operating a bicycle on the roadway all cyclists are expected to abide by. Follow these rules of the road to stay safe and obey local traffic laws.
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RULE: YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS OR OTHER VEHICLES ALREADY ON THE ROADWAY
When approaching vehicles or other bicycles that are stopped or traveling at a slower speed ahead of you, you must yield until it is safe to pass. Like all other vehicles on the road, cyclists on bikes are required to yield to pedestrians.
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RULE: RIDE IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS
RULE: DON’T RIDE ON THE SIDEWALK
THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC
While this is a law in most states, it’s a
In almost all instances, cyclists are required
good idea to follow this rule regardless of
to follow the same rules as vehicles. When
where you live. When you ride a bike on the
riding on the road, bicycles are required to
sidewalk, it can create a dangerous
travel in the same direction as the flow of
situation for those on foot while also
traffic. For those of us living in the United
making you less visible to turning vehicles
States, this means always riding on the
on the road. In fact, a bicycle-car accident
right side as well as utilizing the right side
is more likely to occur when you ride on
of the lane as much as possible unless it is
the sidewalk as opposed to operating your
unsafe to do so.
bike on the road.
LAWS & CYCLING RULE: YIELD BEFORE TURNING OR MOVING TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR LANE OF TRAVEL
There are times when you will need to move to the left side of the lane to avoid an obstacle or to make a left-handed turn. When doing so, it’s important to always yield to approaching vehicles moving at a higher rate of travel to avoid a collision. Hold a straight line and proceed to claim your space on the road once it is safe. RULE: ALWAYS USE HAND SIGNALS
Most states require cyclists to alert others on the road of their intentions. While vehicles are equipped with blinkers and brake lights, cyclists must use hand signals to let those around them know when they’re making a turn, stop or lateral movement in the roadway. This helps keep you safe as a cyclist and avoids an unnecessary collision. OTHER LAWS THAT VARY BY STATE In addition to the basic bicycle driving rules outlined above, your individual state will have laws for cyclists that you will be required to follow. These include: Helmet laws: This includes age requirements for helmet use and requirements for
operators and passengers. Safe passing laws: This refers to the required distance vehicles must provide cyclists when passing in the same direction on a roadway. Bicycle lanes: Some states require cyclists to use a bicycle lane when available if you are
traveling at a speed less than vehicle traffic. Special circumstances that allow cyclists to move outside of a bicycle lane will apply. Cycling under the influence: Most states have laws that prohibit operating a bicycle while intoxicated. Brakes: Some states require all bikes to be equipped with braking systems that allow the
operator to stop when necessary. Traveling to the far right: You may be required to use the far right of the lane at all times (not the full lane) unless it is unsafe to do so.
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H. Jay Spiegel I.P. Attorney & Prolific Inventor
It pays to be unique, which is why these inventors decided to patent their creations! A patent grants inventors exclusive rights to any original work for many years. Since their implementation, patents have helped businesses grow significantly. Inventors, too, benefit from patents, as it takes them years and plenty of money to develop a product. Did you know that the first recorded patent was awarded in the 15th century? It went to Italian architect and designer Filippo Brunelleschi in 1421, for a boat that transported marble on the river Arno.
Since then, patents have been awarded to some of the more famous inventions that have touched our lives. Here are eight famous patent inventions without which our lives would be incomplete.
The Great Eight – Eight Wonders of the World of Patents
1. The Lightbulb. The electric lightbulb is perhaps one of the most famous patented inventions known to humankind 2. The Internal Combustion Engine 3. The Telephone 4. The Computer 5. Bluetooth 6. The Maglev 7. The FireEye Malware System 8. The Google PageRank
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SHOULD YOU HAVE BICYCLE INSURANCE?
WHY YOU NEED IT! Do cyclists need insurance? Do you need to be insured to ride a bike on the road? Can bike insurance protect you against theft? In short, it’s not a legal requirement, but it may be a good idea. It’s well worth considering investing in bicycle insurance if you want to cover your bike against theft and accidental damage, or if you travel and race lots and want to be covered for every eventuality. This is the most comprehensive guide to choosing the best bicycle insurance on the web and will help you make an informed decision on the type of cover you may need. What are the different options for insuring a bicycle? Home insurance is, by far, the most popular way to insure bikes. According to a survey carried out by BikeRadar in April 2016, 75 per cent of those who insure their bike do so via their home insurance.
The appeal of doing so is obvious; including your bike under home insurance keeps everything neatly tied up into one package and is one less thing to think about when it comes to renewal. If you are after a fuss-free policy that will cover you for the basics, or if you just want to insure a cheap bike, it can also present good value for money. However, there are disadvantages to insuring your bike on home insurance compared to specialist cover, particularly for the dedicated cyclist. The appeal of doing so is obvious; including your bike under home insurance keeps everything neatly tied up into one package and is one less thing to think about when it comes to renewal. If you are after a fuss-free policy that will cover you for the basics, or if you just want to insure a cheap bike, it can also present good value for money. However, there are disadvantages to insuring your bike on home insurance compared to specialist cover, particularly for the dedicated cyclist.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR INSURANCE?
everything neatly tied up into one package and is one less thing to think about when it comes to renewal.
Specialist bike insurance policies are targeted towards more serious cyclists. It’s possible to purchase insurance that will cover pretty much every eventuality imaginable, but for cyclists, these are the main areas that will be covered by specialist insurance that won’t be by home insurance:
If you are after a fuss-free policy that will cover you for the basics, or if you just want to insure a cheap bike, it can also present good value for money.
WHY YOU NEED IT!
Families and multibike households Kit damage during racing Lost race fees if unable to complete Additional bike accessories Cycle clothing Minor to major personal accident cover Public liability if you cause an injury to someone else Roadside assistance We’ll kick things off by going through each of these and detailing what you should be aware of, and compare the advantages of specialist bicycle cover versus general insurance products. The appeal of doing so is obvious; including your bike under home insurance keeps
However, there are disadvantages to insuring your bike on home insurance compared to specialist cover, particularly for the dedicated cyclist. The appeal of doing so is obvious; including your bike under home insurance keeps everything neatly tied up into one package and is one less thing to think about when it comes to renewal. If you are after a fuss-free policy that will cover you for the basics, or if you just want to insure a cheap bike, it can also present good value for money. However, there are disadvantages to insuring your bike on home insurance compared to specialist cover, particularly for the dedicated cyclist.
Who Needs them? Created by the Findlaw team of legal writers and editors Not every legal matter requires the use of an attorney. Fighting a speeding ticket and going to small claims courts are two examples. However, in many other situations involving a legal dispute, challenge, or deal, you may not wish to chance the risks of going it alone without good advice from a legal expert who can help you out. In fact, while good legal representation may not come cheap, it can help get you out of a number of sticky situations, such as a bad divorce, lost job, or DUI violation. While each person's legal situation is different, there are times when you really should hire a lawyer. In fact, failing to work with an attorney in certain instances can lead to broken agreements, lost claims, or even prison time. Below are the top ten reasons to hire an attorney. 1. The Law is Complicated If you're not a lawyer you probably have no business acting like one in certain instances. Even experienced lawyers typically do not represent themselves in court. Also, attorneys tend to specialize in one or more legal practice areas, such as family law, injury or criminal defense or tax law. A solid case can quickly unravel without the help of a trained and emotionally detached attorney. Similarly, failing to hire a lawyer when starting a business, reviewing a contract, or embarking on other endeavors with potential legal ramifications can result in otherwise avoidable pitfalls
2. Not Having a Lawyer May Cost You More What's at stake? A criminal case may determine whether or not you spend time behind bars, while a civil case could hurt you financially. Besides, there are many civil attorneys who don't actually collect any money from a client unless they win your case. Also, you may be able to claim legal fees as a plaintiff in a civil case, so hiring a lawyer can actually save or make you money. 3. Lawyers Know How to Challenge Evidence Without the proper legal training, you may not be able to know whether a key piece of evidence against you was improperly obtained or that the testimony of a witness contradicts an earlier statement. For example, sometimes things need to be checked outdid the crime lab properly handle the evidence every step of the way? Your attorney will find out and possibly make moves to help you that through proper research become available. 4. Filing the Wrong Document or Following the Wrong Procedure Could Ruin Your Case If you're not an attorney, you may struggle with the deadlines and protocol for properly filling out and filing certain legal documents. One late or incorrect filing could derail your case, delay a given legal procedure or worse - have the case thrown out altogether (and not in your best interest).
5. Good Lawyers Have Access to the
hiring a lawyer in many instances will help you
Witnesses and Experts You May Need on Your
avoid potential legal headaches down the
Side Attorneys call upon a network of
road. Do you really understand the fine print of
professionals to help their clients ' cases.
that contract you are signing and what it will
Most non-attorneys don't personally know the
mean for you down the road? A lawyer will.
types of professionals who can help with discovery or challenge evidence or testimony
8. Lawyers Know How to Negotiate
by the opposing party.
Settlements and Plea Bargains An experienced lawyer probably has seen
6. A Lawyer Can Present Your Strongest Case
cases similar to yours or at least knows
Pleading guilty or admitting fault isn't the only
enough to make a calculated guess about how
choice, even if there's evidence pointing
it might get resolved at trial. Sometimes you
directly at you. When you hire a lawyer, they
need help to understand your best choices. A
can help your case and can help you avoid
settlement may be the best in some cases,
potentially severe penalties even before a trial
while at other times it makes more sense to
see your case through to trial. An attorney can also help negotiate a fair settlement with the
7. It's Always Better to Avoid Problems Rather Than Fix Them Later You may have heard the saying that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Well,
9. The Other Party Probably Has Legal Representation Non-attorneys are generally at a disadvantage when squaring off against opposing counsel or doing business with another party that has legal counsel. As explained before, the law is complicated and an attorney representing your adversary (or even a non-adversarial party entering into a legal agreement with you) will take advantage of this inequity. 10. Lawyers Often Provide a Free Consultation Since many attorneys will meet with you for a free face-to-face consultation, there really is no harm in talking with one. Not only will a free consultation give you an idea of the type of case you have and its likely outcome, it will help you decide whether you actually need to hire a lawyer.
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The tee business was sold to Champion Sports in 2015. The GROUND ZERO® 1 tee consists of a one-inch kickoff tee manufactured in the color black and which has been used for evey NFL kickoff in the 21st century! This tee has been featured in every Super Bowl and Pro Bowl since 1999, in movies including ""On On Any Given Sunday Sunday" " starring Al Pacino, and in advertising including an introductory piece preliminary to Super Bowl XXXIV featuring Tiger Woods and Kirk and Michael Douglas.
15 REASONS TO FIND THE RIGHT LAWYER WHICH COULD SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY
15 Reasons To Find The Right Lawyer 1. Law is complicated. 2. Not having a lawyer may cost you more. 3. Lawyers know how to challenge evidence. 4. Wrong filing or following the wrong procedure could make or break your case. 5. The right lawyer will have access to witnesses and experts. 6. With the right lawyer by your side, you can present your best case. 7. Always better avoid problems rather than fix them, the right lawyer will be an expert on this. 8. Lawyers know how to negotiate settlements and plea bargains. 9. The other party probably has legal representation, you want to make sure you do too! 10. Often provide a free consult, so you can see if they are the right one for you. 11. Too late if you are being sued, better to have a plan in place before that happens. 12. Will know the difference between large or small firm assistance. 13. The right lawyer will protect you against lawsuits. 14. More experienced with dealing with the law if serious implications. 15. Negotiate damages.
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