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February 24, 2022 | By Mehdi D. Sheikerz
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News


By:  Mehdi Sheikerz, Partner The USPTO has implemented a new pilot program, starting from February 1, 2022 and ending on July 30, 2022, to evaluate the effect of permitting applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility (SME) rejections in certain patent applications. The Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response (DSMER) […]

September 22, 2021 | By Mehdi D. Sheikerz
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News


By:  Mehdi Sheikerz, Partner DOCX is a word processing file format based on open standards and is supported by word processing applications. According to the USPTO, as a part of their continuous efforts to modernize and streamline their patent application systems, applicants have had the ability to file patent application-related […]

June 23, 2021 | By S&H
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News

Annual Citizen Centric Report

By: Sunil Chacko, Associate The Citizen Centric Report put out annually by the Advisory Committee highlights the USPTO’s performance for the previous year and its goals for the upcoming year. This year’s report focused on the USPTO initiatives to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USPTO performance, and its management […]

April 29, 2021 | By Gene M. Garner II | An Nguyen
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News

USPTO Year in Review – 2020 Trademark Trends

In February 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark office (“USPTO”) released its annual Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2020. Overall, the report showed an increase in U.S. trademark application filings in fiscal year 2020 but a slight decrease in trademark renewals compared to fiscal year 2019. U.S. […]


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