As summer winds down, and business picks up (we all hope) we, at Career Extenders, Inc, got an exciting package in the mail. Our new United States patent! Patent No.: US 7,422,016 B2 was issued to inventor and company co-founder Kurt Klemm on September 9, 2008. This is a continuation-in-part of the original Patent No.: US 6,435,186. What an impressive looking document. All 37 pages of the document are printed on ivory card-stock weight paper. I bet the US Patent and Trademark Office could cut their budget by tens of thousands of dollars simply be changing the weight of the paper they use! Then again, considering the process that inventors need to go through to get a patent, they deserve a little pomp and circumstance when all is said and done.
So it has been quite a summer for Career Extenders, Inc... first, the AAWD Award and now our newest patent. But, now it's back to business as usual. Dentists are back to regular business hours after several months of vacations and shortened work weeks and the tradeshow/conference/meeting calendar is quickly filling with fall and winter events. San Antonio is coming up quick! How is everyone else's fall and winter shaping up? Once the ADA is done, it seems like we just roll from one meeting to the next. Has this crazy economy cut into travel plans at all?
Well, Happy Fall, Y'all!