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IP Community: Raising Autism Awareness

It is important for employers to be open-minded when considering employing someone with autism or other disabilities. Those who are open-minded will find employees who are diligent, …
By Scott Tulino
4 years ago 2

USPTO Introduces Quick Path IDS Submission Pilot Program

In the QPIDS pilot, IDS submissions will be considered by the examiner before determining whether prosecution should be reopened. Prosecution will only be reopened where the examiner …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 4

Patents World-Wide: Deciding Where to Pursue Patent Rights

The moral of the story is this: First, pick the countries where you want to seek patents wisely, filing obtaining a patent in a country only when …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 25

Study: Specialized IPR Courts Offer Many Advantageous

Information on the world’s specialized intellectual property courts can now be found in one place. The Study on Specialized Intellectual Property Courts, a joint effort published …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

A Guide to Limiting the Damage Done by the Supremes in Mayo

Now the Patent Office and the courts have the unenviable task of trying to figure out what the Supreme Court really meant in Mayo v. Prometheus. If …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 37

Buyer Beware! Counterfeit Patent Bar Review Courses on eBay

The posting says that the purchaser will acquire a version of the course that was first purchased in March 2012 and includes 36 audio CDs, 8 video DVDs and Patware 9.0.  …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

It’s Pronounced Foo Koo

Each state has its own unique rules pertaining to trade names that are very close, if not identical, to the federal rules. It naturally follows, then, that …
By Beth Hutchens
4 years ago 3

USPTO Expands Trademark Law School Clinic Pilot Program

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will open the current Trademark Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program to admit 15 additional schools …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

5 Things to Know About Patent Law Firm Management

Are you a patent attorney or patent agent setting up your own firm? Are you presently at a firm but considering splitting off and going it on …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Prometheus v. Mayo – The Wrong Rat?

A decision with the right outcome but for the wrong reasons can confound jurisprudence nearly as much as a decision that is entirely wrong. It is difficult …
By Paul Cole
4 years ago 17

USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

Two US Inventors Nominated for European Inventor Award

Two American scientists have been nominated for the European Inventor Award (EIA), which is presented annually by the European Patent Office (EPO) to outstanding inventors for their …

Lifetime Brands to Host Inventor Open House May 31, 2012

In addition to key executives from Lifetime Brands, on hand for the day will be Warren Tuttle, Lifetime Brands External Open Innovation Director and President of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

America’s First Patent Thicket: Sewing Machine War of the 1850s

The story of the invention and development of the sewing machine challenges these two assumptions insofar as it is a story of a patent thicket in an …
By Adam Mossoff
4 years ago 65

EPO and WIPO Sign Agreement to Enhance Co-operation

Munich/Geneva, 3 May 2012 — With the aim of further developing the international patent system to better support innovation in economies around the globe, the European Patent Office (EPO) …