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Patent on the Web Upgrade The USPTO has upgraded the USPTO Full Text and Image Database. It now uses PDF images instead of TIFF images which provides several new benefits including the ability to print full documents. Patent images may … Continue reading
In the past 6 months, I’ve noticed in my own practice that the Patent Office has increased the speed with which a first office action is issued, compared to historical numbers. However, the sequester has had an effect on the … Continue reading
I just finished an interview with KFYI journalist George Lin. The interview is on the subject of the rise in patent filings in Arizona and the US. It should air sometime next week. I’ll post details when I know more.
A few weekends ago I competed at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in California. Oceanside has some restaurants I’ve not seen anywhere else before, in the country or even in California. One of those was a place called Angelo’s, which served everything … Continue reading
Inventors and attorneys rushed to file patent applications before March 16, 2013. That date marked an important change in patent law, with applications filed before being subject to the old patent law, and applications filed after being subject to the … Continue reading
I will be participating at Project Salute this weekend. If you know of a veteran that has had trouble navigating VA benefits, please encourage them to attend. The American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division will be hosting Project Salute this … Continue reading
We made it through the Mayan apocalypse, and to reward us, the USPTO has raised some of its fees. Beginning January 1, 2013, fees due to foreign offices under the PCT system will change according to: 1701 – International filing … Continue reading
What are the issues presented by the most recent editions of Triathlete and Lava magazines? Are there any? If so, could they have been avoided? For the record, Lava issued a week or two after Triathlete.
Just thing to get your kids excited about inventing – the USPTO has released a set of trading cards. I think? Features classic like George Washington Carver and Thomas Edison. They can be seen here.
I saw on the BBC a few days ago that Australia’s High Court had supported a new law requiring cigarette packs to be wrapped in some fairly revolting advertising. Australia already had very restrictive cigarette advertising laws. The packs will … Continue reading