Posts Tagged: patent office


Former Google Executive Nominated as PTO Director

Immediately prior to becoming Director of the un-opened Silicon Valley Patent Office, from 2003 to 2012, Lee was the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Patents and Patent Strategy …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 13

USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

The new service will allow the USPTO and the SIPO, with appropriate permissions, to obtain electronic copies of priority documents filed with the other office from its …
By U.S.P.T.O. 1 year ago 1

USPTO and KIPO Announce Expansion of the Cooperative Patent Classification System

The latest cooperation between KIPO and the USPTO also achieves the goal of KIPO classifying its patent collection in of the Cooperative Patent Classification system ahead of …
By U.S.P.T.O. 1 year ago 0

Enter the Sandman: USPTO Unhittable in Reciprocal Discipline Proceedings

Mariano Rivera knows something about perfection. The New York Yankees now-retired pitcher is regarded by many experts as the greatest closer in the history of major league …

USPTO Considering Changes to PTAB Rules

At the end of July, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) hosted a press conference to discuss ongoing progress with patent trials which have been or …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 0

How to Protect Your Patent from Post Grant Proceedings

Patent owners must modify their strategies during prosecution to make their patents and portfolios less susceptible to post grant challenges. This strategy must take into account the …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 15

Game of Patent Thrones

Although the current administration talks the talk of promoting invention and innovation, they are influenced by special interests that have negative views regarding patents and the patent …
By Sue D. Nym 1 year ago 14

USPTO Launches Redesigned KIDS! Web Pages

The USPTO announced the launch of its newly redesigned KIDS! Web pages aimed to encourage students of all ages to learn about the importance of intellectual property (…
By U.S.P.T.O. 1 year ago 0

USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives …
By U.S.P.T.O. 1 year ago 1

PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trials

The administrative trial proceedings created by the AIA are: (1) Inter partes review; (2) post-grant review; (3) covered business method patents review; and (4) derivation proceedings. To bring these new proceedings …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Another Summer Without a USPTO Director

Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

PTO Proposes Rule Changes to Enable Electronic File Sharing

To facilitate electronic file sharing between IP offices, such as the sharing relating to the priority document exchange (PDX) program and the program by which U.S. …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0