The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the time frame for the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) program until at least September 30, 2014. The AFCP provides for consideration of claims by a patent examiner in a pending application. The new version of the AFCP is referred to as the AFCP 2.0 […]
2013 Offshore Technology Conference Sets Record Number of Attendees and Displays Impressive Innovation
The 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas drew the second-highest number of attendees in history. According to the official records, 104,800 people attended the conference, which is 17% higher than last year. For those of us who have seen the oil business in boom and bust cycles, the boom cycles are definitely more interesting! […]
On January 25, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Hall v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2013). In the decision, written by Judge Newman, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s patent infringement complaint. It found that the complaint had […]
Introduction Many, if not most of you are probably aware of the newly enacted America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA is major patent legislation that includes significant changes to American patent law. It was signed into law on September 16, 2011. This report provides a summary of the most important provisions that are included in […]
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the University of Texas will be conducting a conference designed specifically for independent Texas inventors and entrepreneurs. The Conference will be held September 14-15 at the University of Texas at Austin in the Thompson Conference Center located at 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, Texas. Presentations and workshops will be conducted by […]
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I thank you for your professionalism and patience in dealing with Buckboard BBQ & Catering when dealing with copyright and trademark infringements of a competing restaurant. While we had prior usage rights, we did not have Trademark or complete copyright rights to Buckboard at the time. We waited as per you suggestions filed the proper paperwork to set precedent. Every step of the way your firm was detailed and on top of the each step in the waiting & filing process.
When our time came to finally obtain rights to Buckboard, I had a tickler to remind myself about inquiring with Pravel over status. Well two weeks before my tickler popped up, your firm had already taken the necessary steps to get the proper filing paperwork in motion. Today we are at point of owning the Buckboard Trademark with registration in the final stages.
Thank you for your professionalism and patience!