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USPTO Rolls Out Cost Saving Updates to the Patent Assignment Search Database

USA - September 12 2016 The USPTO's Patent Assignment Search database was recently updated to version 1.4 bringing welcome enhancements to the system. In a step that will…

The ABCs of Patent Kind Codes

USA - May 31 2016 Have you ever wondered what those letters and numbers are at the end of a published patent application or issued patent number? The number and/or…

Non-Patent Literature, Fair Use, and the USPTO

USA - April 19 2016 Copyrights and patents are two distinct types of intellectual property rights. Though copyrights and patents provide different types of IP protection…

Who owns what: finding patent assignment information

USA - March 14 2016 During prosecution and after a patent is granted, ownership rights in the application or patent may change as a result of an assignment. The USPTO…

Resources, flowcharts, and tools: oh my! Hidden jewels and helpful hints for using the USPTO website

USA - December 28 2015 There is always something new to discover on the site, for regular and new users alike. Here are a few tips and tools to get you started on making…