Recently, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) was awarded an interesting patent, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), that allows a mobile phone or music player to essentially be used as a virtual guitar. More specifically, U.S Patent No. 8, 378, 202 is entitled a “portable communication device capable of virtually playing musical instruments.” As noted […]
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 […]
US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office Launch Cooperative Patent Classification System
The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) today announced the formal launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, a global classification system for patent documents. The CPC is the product of a joint partnership between the USPTO and the EPO to develop a common, […]
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 […]
The USPTO recently file a Motion to Intervene in a case filed by John Wiley & Sons (a global publishing company) against the law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (“MBHB”). In the case, John Wiley alleges that MBHB infringed its copyrights by copying and distributing its works. MBHB, allegedly, copied these works in the […]
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Since the early 2000’s I have trusted James W. Pravel, of Pravel Intellectual Property Law, PC, at Alexandria, Virginia 22314, to manage my clients’ TM and patent applications and registrations with the USPTO.
Along these something more than ten years I have realized with satisfaction that Mr. Pravel has given attentive care and alertness to all my files. We have had together some difficult cases that, I must say, were finally conducted along satisfying paths thanks to his sheer personal interest in solving the obstacles, often raised by unexpected sources.
Other of Mr. Pravel’s qualities that I have in high regard is the sober honesty with which he uses to discuss my opinions when necessary.
Fil.dr. Joan Fortea
Fil.dr. Joan Fortea
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