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Patent Search

Patent Search

An article authored by Genna S. Hibbs and Gouthami Vanam has been published on the Chicago Bar Association’s YLS blog. The article discusses the patent search dilemma faced by individual inventors and small businesses.  Read about different...

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2018 Farm Bill Guidance

In response to the changes made in the 2018 Farm Bill, the USPTO released a guidance document on May 2, 2019, regarding trademarks for CBD goods or hemp-derived products. Examiners will check for compliance of the goods based on the 2018 Farm bill. But the legality...

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Genetic Manipulation

Genetic manipulation is hard to control and contain/direct. Multi-generational monitoring is vital to reducing the risk of catastrophic changes to the human genome. We need new regulatory legislation to reduce the costs of research and the profit-pressures of pushing...

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Incubator Senior Class

Genna enjoyed another hour with the incubator senior class this week at Prairie Ridge High School, giving the run down on what entity formation really looks like. Found out after that the kids are about two weeks from graduation! :O Good luck, safe journeys, &...

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USPTO Pro Bono Award

Genna receiving 1 of 2 pro bono awards (one for her and one for the firm) for donating over 104 hours to low-income inventors in 2018 from James Wilson, Acting Regional Director of the USPTO Midwest Regional Office. To learn more about the USPTO Pro Bono Achievement...

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Mat R.P. Perrone Jr.

So pleased to announce that Mat R.P. Perrone Jr. and his office have joined our firm! We are thrilled to have his wisdom and experience and fantastic sense of humor. Please see our website for more details about his experience.

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Genetic Editing

A team of geneticists successfully triggered 13,200 genetic changes to a single human cell. This is a monumental achievement in the field of gene editing. To learn more about this gene editing record, please see the following article:...

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“We recently were awarded a trademark and someone tried to challenge its validity with the courts. This came out of nowhere! Furthermore, they were infringing on my trademark.

Genna was recommended to us by a mutual friend. She jumped right in and had strategies to start attacking the case. Her communications were always very timely and she had a great knowledge of trademarks and infringement.

After months of back and forth communications with this company trying to challenge us, I think it was Genna’s keen strategies that caused them to finally back down, and ‘surrender’— and drop the whole case. She did a great job positioning our arguments, and at the end of the day, they knew they could not win.

We highly recommend Genna Hibbs!”

Derrick Sorles
Co-Founder and Owner,
Best Gay Travel Guides Online Publishing

As a founder of a lean startup with limited knowledge about IP’s and trademarks, Genna has patiently explained each step of our US and international trademarks for our bandage brad. When a patent troll came knocking, she systematically silenced his meritless case, but more importantly, eased our minds to focus on the continued tasks at hand. She’s been there to handle our contract agreements and even the occasional ‘what would you do’ calls that come with the territory. That and a jar of homemade spaghetti sauce from her tomato garden, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind advocate in your corner

Toby Meisenheimer
Tru-Colour Products, LLC

Genna has been an incredible resource for our organization. In the complex world of health care regulations, she has been invaluable as a navigator and adviser, helping us to ensure that we are not only compliant with regulatory requirements but that we also have strong measures in place for the safety of our clients and the overall health of our organization.

Leslie Fiedler
Clinical Services Director
Chicago Women's Health Center

“Youth in our community (State of Washington) created a marijuana prevention messaging campaign called, ‘Weed Can Wait’. In order to protect the integrity of the message, our team decided to trademark the message. Ms. Hibbs provided pro bono consultation and assistance in navigating the intellectual property rights laws, ultimately assisting us to trademark two campaigns. We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Hibbs’s kindness, professionalism, and expertise.”

Joy Lyons
Prevention Intervention Coordinator
Prevention and Youth Services

“Youth in our community (State of Washington) created a marijuana prevention messaging campaign called, ‘Weed Can Wait’. In order to protect the integrity of the message, our team decided to trademark the message. Ms. Hibbs provided pro bono consultation and assistance in navigating the intellectual property rights laws, ultimately assisting us to trademark two campaigns. We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Hibbs’s kindness, professionalism, and expertise.”

Joy Lyons
Prevention Intervention Coordinator
Prevention and Youth Services