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The USPTO’s Patent classification and search systems have jumped on the AI bandwagon

USA - July 8 2021 It is no question that Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Technologies have popped up in all aspects of society such as online shopping, music streaming…

Amanda Metell

Speeding Examination of Related U.S. and Japanese Patent Applications

USA - May 3 2021 It is not uncommon for applicants to file related patent applications in the United States and in Japan. When the applications claim priority to a…

USPTO Provides Guidance on Conducting an Effective Patent Examiner Interview

USA - March 25 2021 Examiner interviews are often indispensable to advance prosecution of a U.S. patent application, and interviews can help advance prosecution in the…

Paul Brockland

Expediting PTAB Appeals Using the Fast-Track Program

USA - February 26 2021 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released statistics about its Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program. The program went into effect on…

Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

USA - February 25 2021 On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case calling for it to abolish or limit the doctrine of assignor estoppel. See Minerva…

Monique Winters Macek