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Posts Tagged: "U.S. Department of Commerce"

Commerce Department Announces National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it has established a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Committee that will advise the President and other federal agencies on issues surrounding AI. The Committee will work with the existing National AI Initiative Office (NAIIO) in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Commerce Office of Inspector General Says USPTO is Failing to Prevent Fraudulent Trademark Registrations

On August 11, the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a final report on the audit of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark registration process. Since 2015, the USPTO has seen a rapid uptick in potentially fraudulent trademark applications, and a previous audit in 2012 found that more than 50% of audited trademark maintenance filings contained goods/services not in use in commerce. The current audit determined whether inaccurate trademark applications are prevented by the USPTO from being entered and maintained on the trademark register, and further assessed the USPTO’s management of fraud on the register. The report ultimately found that the trademark registration process was ineffective in this respect.

Reflections on the Impacts of the Bayh-Dole Act for U.S. Innovation, on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of this Landmark Legislation

It’s an honor to be sharing a virtual stage today with Senator Bob Dole and with Chris Bayh in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act.  I’d like to thank the Bayh-Dole 40 Coalition members for their tireless advocacy as champions for the enduring impacts of this seminal legislation. 40 years ago, Senators Birch Bayh and Bob Dole had a shared vision – that innovations arising from federally funded research could have monumental economic and societal impacts for American citizens.  They led the bipartisan charge in writing the Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act of 1980, which today is widely known by their names – the Bayh-Dole Act.