Posts Tagged: "In Loving Memory"

Rest in Peace Friend: Remembering Gerald Holtzman

Earlier today I received notification from Personalized Media Communications, LLC (PMC) that its long-time president and chief licensing strategist, Gerald Holtzman, passed away on January 8 after a long illness. I knew Gerald and respected him — he was a friend. Over the last few years, as the patent system continually came under fire and innovators became vilified, Gerald was one of the loud voices of reason within the industry. Disgusted by what he saw happening to America’s patent system and innovation culture, Gerald tirelessly championed inventors and the need for a strong patent system for everyone.

In Loving Memory of Eugene R. Quinn, Sr. 1937 – 2017

It is with great sadness that I write to tell everyone that my father – Gene Sr. – passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at approximately 7am. He is now with my mother, who passed away five years ago. My father missed my mother so much. I couldn’t even begin to describe his grief at her passing. I invited him to come live with me in Virginia after my mother passed, and repeatedly in the five years since, but he steadfastly (and politely) declined. He visited the cemetery where my mother is buried every day, typically for several hours, just sitting there talking with her and the friends he made who worked at the cemetery. One of his friends at the cemetery told me after he passed: “He never wanted to leave, and now he doesn’t have to, he can just stay with your mother forever.”

Rest in Peace Friend: Remembering Raymond Niro

Renowned patent litigator and champion of independent inventors, Raymond P. Niro, has passed away while traveling in Italy. Throughout his career he was a champion for the inventor facing long odds due to widespread patent infringement by large multinational corporations. So loathed by some was Niro that he was the one originally referred to as “the patent troll” by the media due to his representation of innovators against giant technology companies.

Rest in Peace Friend: Karl Jorda 1929 – 2016

Earlier this afternoon the Pierce IP Center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law announced via Twitter that Professor Karl Jorda has passed away. Karl Jorda was a giant in the intellectual property world, but more importantly he was a genuinely nice and good person. All the good things that people will say and write about Karl over the next several days, weeks and months will be true. He was just that kind of man. Everyone who knew Karl was better off for having known this true Renaissance man.

In Memory: Remembering Hall of Fame Inventors One Final Time

Mid way through the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony the celebration paused for the sad annual ritual of remembering Hall of Fame inductees who have passed away since last year’s ceremony. We too would like to take a moment to recognize these giants of innovation. With this in mind, and in an attempt to recognize these groundbreaking innovators, below we highlight their inventions that lIed to their Hall of Fame Inductions.

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