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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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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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Headquartered in Nagano Japan the Seiko Epson Corporation is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of computer printers imaging equipment and other information technologies Well known for its printer products Epson made some interesting announcements at the Consumer Electronics…

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The Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to inventors of modest means who are interested in securing patents to protect their inventions The Program is a product of the America Invents Act AIA Under this legislation the…

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This was the SAWS program an oversight procedure for bringing information to the attention of management It was designed by intention to cast a broad and sweeping net It was designed to permit resources to be brought to bear…

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Since June Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application legal examination and registration processes She has led outreach to the trademark legal community small businesses and applicants…

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Yesterday as authorized by the AIA the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees As you might expect the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…

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Thus Lee did not agree with Senator Durbin s main point which seemed unequivocally to be that additional patent reform is not necessary at the moment but did agree that the landscape has significantly changed Taken in totality it…

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Every once in a while you stumble across a situation where what is fair seems obvious At those moments we are all too frequently reminded that we do not have a fairness system but rather we have a justice…

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Since the Alice Corp decision rejections under U S C have become substantially more common in business-method art units and notices of allowance have become substantially more rare in these art units Meanwhile rejections made even pre-Alice were amongst…

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