Press Releases

Kentucky Teen Receives Patent for Healthy Pregnancy Tracking Device

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 20, 2020) – For most seniors in high school around the globe, this academic year hasn’t turned out quite as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic but for a senior at Kentucky’s North Oldham High School, there has been some good news. Riya Shah, founder and president of Fetal Life, LLC, a specialized technology company dedicated to…

LESI launches industry-first Business Briefings to help businesses monetise IP

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) – one of the world’s leading IP membership organisations – has today announced the release of three business briefings that offer practical advice to businesses looking to monetise their intellectual property. Even as intangible assets grow ever-more important to businesses, research has revealed that almost 50% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not…

IP Boutique Gardner Groff Cuts Fees, Not Jobs

While many law firms are furloughing staff and slashing salaries, suburban Atlanta intellectual property firm Gardner Groff & Greenwald, PC is holding steady on headcount and pay, but reducing fees for new patent and trademark applications by 20%. “By a combination of good planning and good luck, we find ourselves well positioned to help our clients weather the coronavirus storm,”…

USPTO releases report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published a report authored by its Chief Economist titled, Adjusting to Alice: USPTO patent examination outcomes after Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International. The report highlights how recent actions undertaken by the USPTO have brought greater predictability and certainty to the determination of patent eligibility in the technology areas…

AUTM Releases COVID-19 Technology Licensing Guidelines to Expedite Development and Sharing of Pandemic-Focused Innovations

Washington, DC – April 17, 2020 — AUTM has released a framework of COVID-19 Technology Licensing Guidelines that it developed to help academic and federal research institutions quickly and fairly share products and services created to prevent, diagnose, treat and contain the virus as well as protect healthcare workers during the pandemic. The guidelines were published on April 15 and already have been…

USPTO announces recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

Washington, D.C. – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals and law firms who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. In 2019, more than 74 volunteer patent practitioners reported 50 or more hours of patent pro…

Thompson & Knight Adds Three Leading Trial Attorneys to Robust Intellectual Property Group

DALLAS, Texas April 6, 2020 – Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Phillip Philbin, Jamie McDole and Michael Karson have joined the Firm’s Dallas office as Partners in the Intellectual Property Group. These trial attorneys have a combined 60 years of expertise, including cases involving some of the highest profile companies in the country, and proven ability…

Cypris Launches Services Page, Allowing Brokers, Attorneys & More To Offer Their Services To Patent Owners

  New York City-based startup, Cypris has launched a unique page on its dynamic platform allowing service providers within the patent space to list their offerings to Cypris’ niche users. Cypris is rapidly becoming the go-to source for patent owners to manage and market their patent opportunities, & they are now looking to the broader market to provide additional value…

IMS Launches New Study To Assess Impact of COVID-19 On Commercial Litigation Community

Analysis Aims To Provide Insights On How COVID-19 Is and May Shape Commercial Litigation Across Types of Firms, Practice Areas, and Markets Pensacola, Fla.  IMS ExpertServices announced the launch of a new study designed to garner insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the commercial litigation community. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought disruption across industries and markets, ushered…

U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans

“Cheat Sheets” for CARES Act Relief Crucial to Keeping Workers on the Payroll and Businesses Afloat Small Business Emergency Loan Guide Updated with New Information; Spanish Version now Available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released new guides for businesses of all sizes to secure relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is…

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Takes 5th for IP Programs in US News & World Report Rankings

Concord, NH (March 17, 2020) – The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law once again excels in the 2021 US News & World Report rankings, taking the 5th spot for best intellectual property programs.  The school remains in the top 100 law schools, ranking 88th overall. “This year was a banner year for the law school,” said…

AIPLA Announces Leadership Update

March 24, 2020 – After serving as Executive Director for more than five years, Lisa K. Jorgenson is leaving AIPLA.  In the time she has served us in that capacity, she has worked tirelessly to connect with AIPLA members—not only across the country but around the world—and to understand and address the challenges that IP practitioners are facing. We want…

Save the Date- ACI’s Summit on Life Sciences Patents is Back!

ACI’s 18th Annual Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents returns to New York this May to provide practical insights on how to maximize patent life cycles and develop strategies to enhance patent portfolio protections. By amalgamating the practical experiences and unique insights of leading in-house IP counsel, patent prosecutors and litigators, the USPTO, and policy experts from both sides of…

Archimedes’ OffspringTM has Launched

Providence, Utah, based Archimedes’ OffspringTM (AOS) is excited to announce the launch of the first of its Families of investment funds to raise money from the crowd under the Federal 2012 JOBS Act. This first offering, by Da Vinci Invention Investment Fund I, will seek to raise up to $750,000 from the accredited investor crowd under Rule 506(c) of Regulation…

Be in the Room with Women Titans in the Intellectual Property Space this May

American Conference Institute, in collaboration with WIN: the Women in IP Law Network, are pleased to announce ACI’s inaugural Women Leaders in IP Law Summit. The role of women in the IP arena is evolving with many leading the charge for critical legal developments, impacting the various facets and disciplines of intellectual property – from patents to copyrights to trademarks.…