ARE YOUR PATENT OFFICE MAINTENANCE FEES DUE IN 2020?
202007.13
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ARE YOUR PATENT OFFICE MAINTENANCE FEES DUE IN 2020?

ARE YOUR PATENT OFFICE MAINTENANCE FEES DUE IN 2020? Who can pay? Maintenance fees and any necessary surcharges may be paid by the patentee or by any person or organization on behalf of a patentee.  What to include with payment? You must include both the patent number and corresponding application number with your maintenance fee…

Do I Need a Copyright or a Patent?
202006.16
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Do I Need a Copyright or a Patent?

What is a copyright? Copyrights protect original works of art. This includes architectural drawings, photographs, books, songs, movies, software codes, etc. Copyrights give their owner the exclusive right to reproduce and profit off the underlying work. “Creators are not required to register their original creative work before copyright exists because rights exist automatically when the…

USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program
202005.19
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USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

On May 8 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, permitting COVID-19-related applications filed by small and micro entities to be put on a fast track for patent examination. As outlined in the official notice, up to 500 qualifying patent applications will be accepted for prioritized examination…

202004.28
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How to Discuss Your Idea With a Patent Attorney

The Patent Attorney would require a complete disclosure of your invention. This can include sketches, write-ups, photos, drawings, etc. Provide all of the information in an organized format and be prepared to discuss all aspects of the disclosure. Answers to the following questions can be prepared before a phone or office consultation with your patent…

USPTO releases report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision
202004.23
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USPTO releases report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision

source: USPT.GOV 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…

USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
202004.10
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USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees. These actions are an exercise of temporary authority provided to the USPTO by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on…

Patent Office Notices Regarding COVID-19
202004.03
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Patent Office Notices Regarding COVID-19

Please find here updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent…