Only four days left…

… and guess what´s coming up? The early bird in Hamburg, Germany. Hopefully we see you there! As we already told you the Inventor Shop team will participate!

On 80,000 sqm exhibition space the early bird presents trendy and unusual lifestyle and designer products divided into 10 themes. The trade fair’s more than 900 regular exhibitors include major brand manufacturers, commercial agencies and small design-oriented businesses.

Between 15,000 and 20,000 professional visitors from Northern Germany and bordering countries attend the early bird Hamburg Lifestyle Fair. The industry experts benefit not only from the trade fair’s great variety of products and themes, but also from the supporting programme, including Trend Show, Design Island and seminars about the latest product and marketing trends.

The Inventor Shop and its exclusive products such as the Alpine Air you will find in hall B.5 stand F.18. Go for it!

No more tossing and turning

Is the air condition your most important electronic device right now? But the heat still lets you toss and turn at night? With the ChiliPad you can avoid sleepless nights.

As written on the homepage the ChiliPad is a microclimate thermostat control system that cools and heats your bed. So you can use it in summer as well as in winter.

The system allows you to control the temperature of your bed like you do your home or your car. Turn the control unit temperature down to 46°F or up to 118°F, making the bed a comfortable temperature between 55°-110°F.

Brand New Software Makes Business Intelligence Processes Much Easier!

Business Intelligence (BI) simplifies daily work in companies worldwide: Complicated data is put together reasonably, gets evaluated and can be used for a set target. But until now there was no standardized approach because every BI-project is different and the common systems hardly allow the reuse of program parts. Nevertheless the demand of BI-solutions continues to grow and BI-consultants face high, individual customer needs.

Regarding this problem the Austrian Start-up company Business Intelligence Accelerator from Hagenberg has a revolutionary solution: Its software of the same name is a Visual Studio Add-Inn, which generates custom-defined settings and efficient guidelines for a standardized use of different BI-projects based on Microsoft technology.

The innovative software Business Intelligence Accelerator (BIA) can be used where ever data needs to be extracted, loaded or transformed. So called SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages know how the data needs to be extracted and transformed. Until now these packages had to be put together manually – a potential source of error and a time consuming process.

The Business Intelligence Accelerator is a set of modules, which allow the generation of Microsoft SSIS-packages from predefined templates. Time consuming generation and servicing is not necessary, this is reducing time and cost, not only in the development, but also in running the system. Currently BIA supports Microsoft SQL Server, SAP (separate license from Theobald Software GmbH is necessary) and Flatfiles – the list of supported providers is continuously extended.

BIA Business Intelligence Accelerator supports anyone who is developing BI-solutions based on Microsoft technology, from development through to operation. Time for development is reduced up to 50 percent and the approach on three levels offers a lot of advantages:

1)      Many possible templates are already within the scope of supply. These cover the most common integration scenarios. It´s also possible to create a custom made template.

2)      The SSIS-generator creates templates automatically. Should there be a change on the ETL-process, may it be the templates or the source system, the packages are updated.

3)      The user is creating a complete, totally up to date documentation of his Data Warehouse.

Soon Markus Krenn, CEO of the Austrian company and Microsoft Gold-partner, will present the revolutionary software to an international audience for the first time: in Toronto, Canada at the Microsoft World Partner Conference, which takes place from July 8 to 12, 2012.

The founder and owner of the Hagenberger company, works as a BI-consultant himself, has a lot of experience and knows exactly what is needed. In cooperation with the Erfinderhaus Patentvermarktungs GmbH he is now looking for partners who will support the trend-setting project.

Four Regional U.S. Patent Offices To Speed Up the Patent Process

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans to open regional USPTO offices in or around Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and Silicon Valley, California. These offices are in addition to the already-announced first USPTO satellite office to open on July 13 in Detroit, Michigan. The four offices will function as hubs of innovation and creativity, helping protect and foster American innovation in the global marketplace, helping businesses cut through red tape, and creating new economic opportunities in each of the local communities.

The offices will help the USPTO attract talented IP experts throughout the country who will work closely with entrepreneurs to process patent applications, reduce the backlog of unexamined patents, and speed up the overall process, allowing businesses to move their innovation to market more quickly, and giving them more room to create new jobs.

Selection of the four sites was based upon a comprehensive analysis of criteria including geographical diversity, regional economic impact, ability to recruit and retain employees, and the ability to engage the intellectual property community.

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), signed into law by President Obama in September, requires the USPTO to establish regional satellite locations as part of a larger effort to modernize the U.S. patent system over the next three years.