The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) through September 30, 2015. New Feature – AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) A new feature of the AFCP is designed to reduce prosecution time and increase collaboration between examiners and applicants or their representatives. In response to an AFCP […]
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks. The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link to: General information about trademarks; How to respond to a Cease and Desist letter; What to do if an infringement […]
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, […]
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