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USPTO Announces Extension of the Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program

USA - March 2 2021 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that the Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program, which was…

BLS 2020 Year in Review: Five Key Takeaways

USA - February 24 2021 A few weeks ago, the Social Law Library sponsored its annual review of the BLS. Like most events over the past year, the 2020 Year in Review was…

Protecting Intellectual Property FAQs

European Union, USA - August 20 2020 If you start a grocery store, you probably are not selling a technical or scientific innovation, so your goal is to execute better than the grocery…

Innovation in the Remote Work Environment: May You Flourish in These Challenging Times

USA - May 5 2020 In 1966, Senator Robert F. Kennedy faced the challenges of his era and recalled an ancient curse, which says “May he live in interesting times.”…

Coronavirus Impacts Intellectual Property Too: Update on Patent and Trademark Prosecution at Various IP Offices in the World

European Union, Global, USA - April 1 2020 The coronavirus seems to be exerting itself upon all phases of life, and your intellectual property is not immune. While you, your families, your…

Establishing and Protecting IP Rights Globally: A Case Study

USA - November 1 2019 Building upon our recent note concerning general international intellectual property protection considerations, this article describes how foreign IP…

PTO Increases Annual Limit of Track One Prioritized Examination to Keep Pace with Applicant Interest

USA - September 4 2019 In recognition of the high interest level in the program, the PTO recently announced it is increasing the annual limit on Track One Prioritized…

International IP Expansion Considerations

European Union, Global, USA - August 12 2019 Businesses must balance the desire for intellectual property protection throughout the world with budget management goals. There is no “one size fits…

Patent Holders, Protect Your IP with These Tips on Patent Term Adjustment

USA - June 25 2019 The importance of patent term, or the period of time during which the exclusive nature of a patent is in effect, cannot be overstated. The patent…

Licensee Challenges Ruling that a Standard Language Forum Selection Clause Bars PTAB Proceedings

USA - June 17 2019 In a case that could have a significant impact on the interpretation and drafting of patent licensing agreements, a patent licensee filed an appeal…