On July 2, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program to speed up patent examination and ex parte appeals. The USPTO expects the average ex parte appeal to be decided within six months from the date a petition to request the fast-track […]
Mr. Paul Kravetz, a partner with our firm on July 10, 2020 participated in the webinar ”Artificial Intelligence in 2020: Practical Guide to Mitigate Risks and Avoid Pitfalls” where he discussed ”Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patents.” If you have any questions on this topic, please feel free to email him at email@example.com or connect with him via LinkedIn.
In an 8-1 decision released on June 30th, 2020, the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that “Booking.com” is eligible for trademark registration. SCOTUS held that adding “.com” to a generic term does not per se result in a generic […]
Since about the year 2010, our firm has maintained duplicative paper and electronic ”official” files for each of our client”™s matters. Effective January 1, 2020, our firm discontinued maintenance and use of our ”official” paper client files, and instead relies only on our electronic official client files. This change in procedure takes advantage of advances in technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency.