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The USPTO is in the process of redesigning its IT systems to take advantage of new technology that will allow end-to-end electronic processing of trademark matters The new system known as Trademark Next Generation TMNG will significantly increase the…

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She then pivoted to address the other side of the issue which relates to issuing patents that should never have been issued in the first place Lee explained I ve see the effect of patents that should not have…

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Michelle Lee the current Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was once again in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee panel yesterday answering questions during her confirmation hearing Lee who would take over the vacant…

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They use early IPOs as an alternative to traditional venture funding But one of the things that the investors place a huge importance on is a very sophisticated robust patent operation So whereas it used to be you d…

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Drew Hirshfeld Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy went over the highlights of the USPTO interim guidance explaining first we were able to narrow the funnel that we use to determine which claims should be analyzed for subject matter…

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Merck amp Co NYSE MRK which is headquartered in Whitehouse Station NJ and also does business under the name Merck Sharp amp Dohme MSD is one of the world s largest and most renowned pharmaceutical development companies The company…

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Software and method patents may appear to have fallen out of favor because of recent court decisions and legislation However recent trends indicate that they comprise surprisingly high portions of four US companies recent grants Of the US patents…

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has had a very long love affair with de novo review a standard whereby the reviewing appellate court can simply do whatever they want without giving any deference to…

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Toyota is attempting to boost collaborative innovation in the field of vehicle fuel cell technologies by opening up thousands of patents for royalty-free use by other automakers On January th the corporation announced that it would enable cost-free licensing…

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The challenges to the global IP system however go much much deeper than mere debates over so-called patent trolls or patent quality The very premises of our intellectual property laws the economic value of the intellectual property system itself…

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Whirlpool's recent patent applications published by the USPTO continue to showcase a great deal of research and development focused on home appliances We noticed a couple of inventions related to dishwashers including one dishwasher with a lighting array designed…

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Panasonic has patented some intriguing developments in the area of wireless charging systems including one technology that encourages better heat dissipation in instances where large electrical loads are transmitted Another patent protects a system of automatically collecting lifestyle information…

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