Archive for August 25th, 2016

Task Force Explores Why Texas Had Higher Pregnancy Death Rates in Study

Thursday, August 25th, 2016:

Texas officials are working to understand why more women across the state have been dying either during pregnancy or shortly after. A study published this month has found that maternal mortality rates doubled in Texas between 2011 and 2012 compared to the years before and a new state task force is attempting to understand why the increase occurred. Dr. Daniel Grossman, Professor at Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at University of California San Francisco and Investigator at the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, said the findings gave him pause. “Some of the increase in recent years may be related […] Read More →

30-year mortgage rates hold steady at 3.4%

Thursday, August 25th, 2016:

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: This week, the 30-year fixed averaged 3.43 percent, unchanged from last week. The 15-year fixed averaged 2.74 percent, also unchanged from last week’s numbers. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports a 2.1 percent decrease in loan application volume from the previous week. BOTTOM LINE: Assuming a borrower gets the average 30-year conforming fixed rate on a $417,000 loan, last year’s rate of 3.84 percent and payment of $1,953 was $97 more than this week’s payment of […] Read More →

Some important steps for filing provisional application for patents

Thursday, August 25th, 2016:

All the patents in the United States are issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office that allows inventors seeking a patent to write a description on the idea or technology for which they are filing a patent application. While the patent filing application process can be lengthy and complex, the USPTO offers a provisional patent that protects inventors for duration of twelve months, while they organize their full patent applications. A provisional patent application is a useful tool for certain innovations, which are important to many companies. A proper protection and development of these inventions can strengthen and expand […] Read More →

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