Posts in Inventors Information


WIPO Revises and Expands AI Policy Issues

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published a Revised Issue Paper on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy. The Revised Issues Paper updates the Draft Issues Paper …
By James Nurton
3 days ago 0

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Still Believes in Fairy Tales

Joe Mullin, a policy analyst at the the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), recently penned a misleading article about the Inventor Rights Act  (H.R. 5478). He says it …
By Paul Morinville
9 days ago 24

Defensive Publications: A Cost-Effective Tool to Supplement Your Patent Strategy

In a world of unlimited resources and intellectual property (IP) legal department budgets, all invention disclosures would lead to patent application filings. But this was not the …

File Your Patents and Trademarks NOW! COVID-19 Paves the Way for Filings at the USPTO

As businesses and offices prepare to reopen, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows its ongoing support for innovation and entrepreneurship during the novel coronavirus …

Dear USPTO: Patents for Inventions by AI Must Be Allowed

On July 29, 2019, U.S. patent application serial number 16/524,350 was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the sole inventor identified as artificial intelligence …
By Kirk Hartung
14 days ago 36

PTAB Institution Data Analysis Proves That Reforms Have Failed

Despite rumors that changes have been made at the USPTO to bring balance to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a hard look at the data …
By Josh Malone
14 days ago 13

Plants and Animals Exclusively Obtained by Biological Processes Not Patentable at EPO

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office published opinion G 3/19 “Pepper” on Thursday, May 14, holding that plants and animals exclusively obtained by means …
By James Nurton
17 days ago 9

(Not) Copyright Infringement: Is dbrand Infringing Nintendo’s IP?

Is imitation really the highest form of flattery? Nintendo might not think so after seeing dbrand’s latest Switch skin set. The Nintendo Switch has become extremely …
By Samantha Levin
19 days ago 7

Assessing the Impact of American Axle Six Months Out

Since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014, many patent prosecutors in Industrial & Mechanical Technologies practice groups have been spared the headaches that the decision created for …

Why We Need USPTO Examiners to Attend Inter Partes Reviews

Whoever wrote the America Invents Act (AIA) left out the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners. The examiner on any given patent at issue in …
By Paul Hayes
23 days ago 39

USPTO COVID-19 Pilot Program Will Benefit Small Companies and Individual Inventors

On May 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Notice in the Federal Register regarding the implementation of a new pilot program for COVID-19 …
By Rebecca Tapscott
24 days ago 1

USPTO Shoots Down DABUS’ Bid For Inventorship

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a decision refusing to vacate a Notice of Missing Parts in U.S. Patent Application No.: 16/524,350 (…
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 49

Across Industries, the Female Inventor Rate is Half the Female Employment Rate

The Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success (SUCCESS) Act of 2018 directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to study and report to …

PTAB Addresses Nexus Between Evidence and Claims in Precedential Decision

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated a January 2020 decision, Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, as precedential on April 14. Lectrosonics …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

International Trademark Registration: Nine Lessons Learned from Harry and Meghan

One of a company’s most valuable assets is its trademark – its name, logo, color or slogan. A trademark or service mark establishes your company as the …