Saratoga Redwood Middle School Robotic Team, sponsored by PowerPatent Inc., wins first place in the robot competition at the 2012 FLL Google Qualifying Tournament

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Students used ProvisionalBuilder® software to fast-track the drafting of their provisional application. ProvisionalBuilder accelerates the patent application process, yields higher patent throughput, and delivers significant cost savings for applicants, ensuring they establish IP ownership as “first inventor to file” as required under the new AIA law.

Team Cyborg Reapers

The junior high student team exemplifies the inventive spirit that has made America great.

PowerPatent announces that Cyborg-Reaper, a team of students from Redwood Middle School in Saratoga, California, won first place in the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) 2012 Qualifying Tournament held at the GooglePlex.

In addition to coming up with a winning robot design that will benefit persons with disabilities, the student team used ProvisionalBuilder® to capture, diagnose, and format a ready-to-file patent. Team members have published a Youtube video that explains the team’s research and their first exposure to the patenting process.

PowerPatent is proud to have made its patent workflow software available to the team. “The junior high student team exemplifies the inventive spirit that has made America great. Historically, what frustrates inventors and small businesses is the potentially expensive and lengthy process of defining and writing a patent. There is a clear need for this technology to address the first inventor to file requirement under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act,” said Bao Tran, CEO and Founder of PowerPatent Inc.

About PowerPatent
PowerPatent Inc. is a privately-held software applications company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Our company’s products are designed and developed by a team of legal, software, user experience, and Web design professionals. Our mission is to democratize the intellectual property (IP) ecosystem. Our tools provide a cost-efficient framework for inventors to participate in the IP system and be recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity. For more information, visit, follow us @powerpatent on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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