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US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Inter Partes Review Case (Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee)

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the appealability of decisions to institute an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) and the appropriate claim construction standard to be used in IPR proceedings. In IN RE: CUOZZO SPEED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, 2014-1301 (CAFC, July 8, 2015), […]

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US Trademark Act Ban on Disparaging Trademark Registrations Held Unconstitutional by Federal Circuit

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration for “disparaging” trademarks. On December 22, 2015, the CAFC ruled in an appeal by Simon Shiao Tam, who wants to trademark the name of his Asian-American rock band, the Slants.  The […]

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US Patent and Trademark Office Experiences “Major Power Outage”

On December 22, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a “major power outage”, resulting in damaged equipment that shut down the IT systems. The US Patent and Trademark Office provides full online electronic filing and processing for US patent and trademark applications and for maintenance of issued US patents and trademarks.  As […]

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US Patent and Trademark Office Encourages Video Conferencing with Patent Examiners

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is encouraging patent attorneys to conduct interviews with patent examiners to advance patent applications during patent prosecution.  The USPTO published a YouTube video (available here) that describes advantages of conducting video conference interviews.  Remote interviews allows attorneys and patent examiners to conduct interviews remotely without the need to […]

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Intella-IP Client Selected for CNBC Make Me a Millionaire Inventor

There are several TV shows that help independent inventors to achieve their dreams.  Most viewers are familiar with the Shark Tank.  Shark Tank has inventors/entrepreneurs compete for funding from potential investor sharks.  A newer show is called Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.  It is different from Shark Tank because once an inventor is selected to […]

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