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PTAB introduces online form to nominate precedential and informative decisions

Based on stakeholder feedback, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has added an online form to the USPTO website that allows any member of the public to nominate any PTAB decision for precedential or informative designation.

Those nominating a decision must provide a case number, case name, and brief reasons for the nomination. They may optionally provide their name and email address. The online form is accessible on the PTAB’s Precedential and informative decisions page of the USPTO website.

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Copyright Office Presents at National Book Festival

by John Roberts on September 24, 2020

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Copyright Office Presents at National Book Festival
09/24/2020 07:27 AM EDT

We’re geared up this weekend to welcome everyone to learn all about copyright. On Sept. 26 and 27, join the U.S. Copyright Office at the National Book Festival and learn about how copyright empowers todayʼs authors and protects diverse perspectives. We’ll be all-virtual this year, and that means people around the country, and even around […]

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Patent Center beta webinars

by John Roberts on September 23, 2020

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Patent Center beta webinars

Patent Center beta is available for all users. It is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface.

Join us for training on how to use various features in Patent Center, including filing in DOCX. Several members of the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will share information and conduct a demo, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Register to attend one of these upcoming webinars:

You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to the session you registered for.

We encourage you to use Patent Center beta and provide feedback to help shape the future of our systems. Please visit the eMod IdeaScale to provide feedback. More information about Patent Center beta is available on the Patent Center information page of the USPTO website. Future training opportunities will be posted to that page.

For assistance, questions, or feedback, please contact eMod.

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Update to Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative

by John Roberts on September 23, 2020

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Update to Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative

As of September 30, Art Unit 2131 will be dissolved and thus will no longer be participating in the Access to Relevant Prior Art (RPA) Initiative. Art Unit 2133 will be added to the program and will accept qualifying applications on October 1.

The RPA Initiative is an effort underway to increase patent examination quality and efficiency through the development of an automated tool for USPTO examiners, which, in its first phase, imports relevant prior art into pending U.S. patent applications from their immediate parent application as early as possible.

An applicant whose application is included in the RPA initiative receives a Notice of Imported Citations informing them of their application’s inclusion and listing the citations from the immediate parent application that have been imported into the application.

More information is available on the PriorArtAccess.

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What others are saying about the USPTO’s National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI)

On September 14, the USPTO launched the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), comprised of representatives from industry, academia, and government. Here’s what others are saying:

“Qualcomm Inc., General Motors Co., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are among the companies working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to bolster diversity in innovation as part of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation.”

Bloomberg Law, September 14, 2020

“Led by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the council … brings together heavy hitters from government, industry, academia, intellectual property associations, nonprofits, small businesses and venture capital firms … ”

Law360, September 14, 2020

“ … a major initiative to ‘build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem by encouraging participation demographically, geographically, and economically.’”

IP Watchdog

“The new Council will address the challenges the United States faces in maintaining its position as the world’s most innovative nation.”

Wilbur L. Ross, Secretary of Commerce

” … the work done here today is just the beginning, and we must be committed to seeing this effort through to its completion. Most importantly, we must all be in this together: industry, academia, and government.”

Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce
for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

“It is a time of intense global competition in every sector of science, engineering, and innovation. It is also a time of opportunity for our own nation—we have the potential to harness innovation to drive national prosperity and well-being.”

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan
Director, National Science Foundation

A list of remarks by members of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation can be found here. For additional information on the National Council, including a list of council members, read the press release on the USPTO website.

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Shira Perlmutter, USPTO Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, appointed Register of Copyrights

Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that Shira Perlmutter, the USPTO’s Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, has been selected by the Librarian of Congress to serve as the 14th U.S. Register of Copyrights.

“The Library of Congress has made an outstanding choice,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “I and the entire USPTO team congratulate Shira and wish her much success in her new and critically important role. As one of the nation’s most preeminent copyright experts, Shira is extremely well qualified to lead the Copyright Office. I look forward to working with her and continuing the USPTO’s longstanding and close collaboration with the Copyright Office.”

Perlmutter has more than 20 years of experience working on copyright and other intellectual property (IP) issues, in a variety of public and private sector positions. Before joining the USPTO in January 2012, she served as executive vice president for global legal policy at the International Federation of Phonographic Industry and before that as vice president and associate general counsel for IP policy at Time Warner, Inc. She is a co-author of a leading casebook on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy and has published numerous articles on copyright issues. During her tenure at the USPTO, she led the work of the Office of Policy and International Affairs in contributing to domestic and international IP policy development, represented the United States in negotiations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), oversaw the USPTO’s economic research, international education and IP attaché programs, and managed the USPTO’s work with the United States Trade Representative on matters involving IP and trade.

“Shira’s work at the USPTO over the past eight years made a tangible and positive difference for America’s creators and innovators,” said Iancu. “In the coming days we will appoint an acting director to lead our Office of Policy and International Affairs, and we will share a timeline for our efforts to hire a permanent replacement.”

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Shira Perlmutter Is Named Register of Copyrights

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September 21, 2020

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that she has appointed Shira Perlmutter as Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office.

“I am pleased to announce that Shira Perlmutter will serve as the 14th United States Register of Copyrights,” said Hayden. “Shira brings to this role a deep knowledge of domestic and international copyright law and policy and a background in negotiating international intellectual property agreements. She has experience working with a wide range of stakeholders and finding common ground on complex issues.”

Perlmutter will step into the role of Register of Copyrights in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th anniversary year.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. Copyright Office during its 150th year,” said Perlmutter. “I look forward to working with Dr. Hayden and rejoining the dedicated staff of the Copyright Office on its mission of promoting the creation and dissemination of works of authorship to the benefit of the American public.”

Maria Strong, who has served as acting Register since January 2020, will return to her position as Associate Register of Copyrights for Policy and International Affairs. “I appreciate Maria for stepping into the role of acting Register and for providing excellent leadership to the U.S. Copyright Office,” said Hayden.

Perlmutter has served since 2012 as chief policy officer and director for international affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), working in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright. She worked with other agencies including the U.S. Copyright Office, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other executive agencies.

At USPTO, Perlmutter guided the work of teams of policy experts, the Office of the Chief Economist and the IP Attaché program, oversaw the development and implementation of training and outreach plans, and served as lead author on significant Department of Commerce papers on copyright issues. She co-led the U.S. delegations that negotiated two copyright treaties at the World Intellectual Property Organization, notably the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled and the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. She engaged with multiple copyright stakeholders, including author organizations, copyright industries, technology companies, consumers, libraries, and academics.

“We welcome Shira’s appointment and look forward to working with her on the many initiatives underway at the Copyright Office,” said Strong.

Prior to USPTO, she served as the executive vice president for global legal policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in London, United Kingdom, where she was responsible for the development and international coordination of policy positions on copyright, trade, and other legal issues for six years. Perlmutter previously served as vice president and associate general counsel, Intellectual Property Policy, for Time Warner Inc. As chief intellectual property counsel, she oversaw the development of positions on domestic and international copyright issues associated with the provision of creative content and journalism, as well as online services.

From 1995 through 1999, Perlmutter served as the Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. In that role, she advised Congress and the Administration on copyright and related matters, including the 1998 DMCA to implement international treaties and address the challenges of digital technologies. She prepared congressional testimony and responses to congressional inquiries and was the lead author of a report on digital distance learning that resulted in amendment of the Copyright Act.

Perlmutter began her career working for two different private law firms, developing a specialty in copyright and trademark law.

For a number of years, she was on the faculty of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, teaching copyright and trademark law as well as international intellectual property. She continues to serve on the boards of several organizations that focus on intellectual property issues and is a frequent writer and speaker on the subject.

Perlmutter earned a B.A. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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A seamless transition to all-virtual hearings

by John Roberts on September 18, 2020

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A seamless transition to all-virtual hearings

Blog by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Scott Boalick, Chief Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO

PTAB remote hearing on July 27, 2020Remote PTAB hearing on July 27, 2020.

As the coronavirus pandemic began in early March, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) held its first all-virtual hearing, seamlessly adjusting to the new format and showcasing yet another example of our state-of-the-art efforts to support America’s “innovation agency.”

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Watch the 2020 Patents for Humanity awards ceremony today

by John Roberts on September 17, 2020

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Watch the 2020 Patents for Humanity awards ceremony today

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2020 Patents for Humanity virtual awards ceremony today at 2 p.m. ET on the USPTO Facebook page and on YouTube. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Representative Martha Roby, and Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

Patents for Humanity is the USPTO’s awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. Awards are given in five categories: Medicine, Sanitation, Nutrition, Energy, and Living Standards. View this year’s award winners.

The USPTO congratulates the 2020 Patents for Humanity winners and honorable mentions, and celebrates the contributions these American innovators have put forth to improve the human condition.

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General advisory on issue fee amounts

September 17, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert General advisory on issue fee amounts Notices of Allowance mailed between September 9 and September 15 may have specified an incorrect issue fee amount: the issue fee due under the new fee rule that goes into effect October 2, 2020, rather than […]

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Promoting Progress: Celebrating the Constitution’s Intellectual Property Clause

September 17, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Promoting Progress: Celebrating the Constitution’s Intellectual Property Clause 09/17/2020 08:27 AM EDT Today is Constitution Day, which is a day of great celebration in copyright. In addition to all of the other treasures […]

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USPTO announces COVID-19 deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program

September 16, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO announces COVID-19 deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a collaborative deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program for inventions that combat COVID-19. The USPTO recognizes that its mission to issue high-quality patents […]

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NewsNet 850: U.S. Copyright Office Issues Two Interim Rules and One Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to the Music Modernization Act

September 16, 2020

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Two Interim Rules and One Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to the Music Modernization Act NewsNet 850 September 16, 2020 Pursuant to the Musical Works Modernization Act, Title I of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Copyright Office has issued two interim rules and one notice of […]

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USPTO launches National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI)

September 14, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO launches National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today launched a major initiative aimed at expanding invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the United States. The new National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), […]

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Tune in Monday for the inaugural meeting of NCEAI

September 13, 2020

1 – 2:30 p.m. ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Message Tune in Monday for the inaugural meeting of NCEAI Dear Friend, Please join me Monday afternoon from 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET for an exclusive and historic event: the inaugural meeting of the National Council for Expanding […]

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September Brings a New Phase of Operations and Continued Outreach Efforts

September 11, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. September Brings a New Phase of Operations and Continued Outreach Efforts 09/11/2020 12:19 PM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office entered Phase Two operations with the rest of the Library of Congress on August […]

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Sept. 23 and 24: USPTO-DOJ conference on intellectual property, innovation, and collaboration in the life science sector

September 11, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Sept. 23 and 24: USPTO-DOJ conference on intellectual property, innovation, and collaboration in the life science sector Register to attend this USPTO-Department of Justice (DOJ) joint program on how intellectual property drives innovation in the life science sector and the potentially positive […]

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Beware of email scams

September 10, 2020

Learn about a recent trademark-related scam Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Beware of email scams What’s happening Owners of U.S. trademark applications and registrations are receiving fraudulent emails that appear to originate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) domain, @uspto.gov. These emails are a […]

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Historic Court Cases That Helped Shape Scope of Copyright Protections

September 9, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Historic Court Cases That Helped Shape Scope of Copyright Protections 09/09/2020 10:35 AM EDT As the Copyright Office celebrates its 150th birthday, we can look back more than 240 years through the history […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: September 12 – 13, 2020

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USPTO to host inaugural meeting for National Council for Expanding American Innovation

September 9, 2020

Council will help develop a national strategy to ensure the U.S. remains an innovation leader Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO to host inaugural meeting for National Council for Expanding American Innovation The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the inaugural meeting for the […]

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NewsNet 849: Copyright Office Hosts Standard Technical Measures Discussion

September 8, 2020

Copyright Office Hosts Standard Technical Measures Discussion NewsNet 849 September 8, 2020 As noted in the Copyright Office’s report, Section 512 of Title 17, the Office believes that the identification of standard technical measures (STMs) may improve the overall functioning of the notice-and-takedown system. The Office is building upon the report’s recommendations by holding a […]

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Commerce Secretary Ross: We’ll Deliver a Complete and Accurate Census Count

September 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 4, 2020 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 We’ll Deliver a Complete and Accurate Census Count By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross USA Today September 4, 2020 The 2020 decennial census will overcome delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and severe weather conditions, and we will finish, by […]

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Fee schedule update

September 3, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Fee schedule update The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective September 1: PCT Fees to Foreign Offices 1712: International search IP Australia (IPAU) fee increase from $1,341 to $1,507 1714: International search Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) […]

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USPTO August Monthly Review

September 2, 2020

A look back at the highlights of August 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of August 2020 Journeys of Innovation Designed to decrease discomfort for female runners, the sports bra has become an athletic necessity as well as a modern fashion staple. Establishing […]

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Sept. 15: Webinar on safeguarding trade secrets in China’s changing IP landscape

September 2, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Sept. 15: Webinar on safeguarding trade secrets in China’s changing IP landscape Register to attend the latest in a series of USPTO webinars focused on intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement in China. This free program, “Safeguarding trade secrets in China’s changing […]

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NewsNet 848: Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

September 2, 2020

Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency NewsNet 848 September 2, 2020 The Copyright Office is further extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register […]

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Attend the Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Partnership Meeting

September 1, 2020

RSVP by 9/15 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Attend the Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Partnership Meeting Share your insights and experiences in the biotechnology areas at our next Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. The meeting will take place online September 17, from 9 a.m. […]

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What I Wish They Taught Me about Copyright in Art School

September 1, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. What I Wish They Taught Me about Copyright in Art School 09/01/2020 11:23 AM EDT I have a confession to make. I made it all the way through a BFA in photography without […]

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RESOLVED: Temporary delays in submitted documents

September 1, 2020

Now available in Private PAIR’s IFW tab and Patent Center’s Documents and Transactions tab Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert RESOLVED: Temporary delays in submitted documents Documents submitted via EFS-Web and Patent Center that were experiencing delays are now available in Private PAIR’s IFW tab and Patent Center’s […]

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Provide input on revised exam guide for specimens

September 1, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Provide input on revised exam guide for specimens We would like to hear your feedback on proposed revisions to the examination guidelines regarding digitally created or altered and mockup specimens. Below is a summary of proposed changes: The reference to a white […]

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Resolving temporary delays in submitted documents

August 31, 2020

We are aware and are working to resolve this. Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Resolving temporary delays in submitted documents Documents submitted via EFS-Web and Patent Center are currently experiencing longer than expected delays in becoming available in Private PAIR’s IFW tab and Patent Center’s Documents and […]

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Sept. 3: Learn the intricacies of ex parte appeals

August 31, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Sept. 3: Learn the intricacies of ex parte appeals Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, September 3, from noon to 1 p.m. ET for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Acting Vice Chief Judge […]

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Notice of system maintenance

August 28, 2020

File all forms by 7:58 a.m. ET on Saturday, August 29 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Notice of system maintenance What’s happening The Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, August 29, […]

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Commerce Secretary Ross: Trump continues to fulfill his promises on trade

August 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 27, 2020 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 President Trump Continues to Fulfill his Promises on Trade By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Fox Business August 27, 2020 President Donald J. Trump has implemented more initiatives permanently improving our economy than any president who has preceded him. We […]

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USPTO announces 2020 Patents for Humanity winners

August 26, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO announces 2020 Patents for Humanity winners The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program, a USPTO initiative promoting game-changing innovations that address long-standing development challenges. “Throughout history, inventors and entrepreneurs […]

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Patent Center beta webinars

August 24, 2020

Webinars: 8/27, 9/10, 9/24 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta webinars Patent Center beta is available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Join us for training on how to […]

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Invention-Con 2020 is underway

August 21, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release Invention-Con 2020 is underway Yesterday the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) kicked off the 21st annual Invention-Con, USPTO’s premier event for innovation and intellectual property training. “We’re very excited about this year’s lineup,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce […]

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Notice of system maintenance

August 19, 2020

Multiple systems unavailable weeked of August 22 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Notice of system maintenance The following systems will be unavailable due to system maintenance starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Saturday, August 22, and ending at 5:30 a.m. ET Monday, August 24. Trademark Electronic Application System […]

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USPTO issues guidance memorandum to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) regar ding reliance on applicant admitted prior art in a petition for inter partes review

August 19, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO issues guidance memorandum to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) regarding reliance on applicant admitted prior art in a petition for inter partes review Guidance memorandum–Use of applicant admitted prior art in inter partes reviews (August 18, […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: August 22 – 23, 2020

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A New Copyright Office Warehouse–25 Years in the Making

August 19, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. A New Copyright Office Warehouse–25 Years in the Making 08/19/2020 08:49 AM EDT The following is a guest post by Paul Capel, Supervisory Records Management Section Head. The United States Copyright Office holds […]

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Centennial of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Message Centennial of the 19th Amendment Dear Friend, I hope you will join the USPTO team in celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s passage. Below is a message that I sent to our entire staff earlier today. -Andrei

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Learn the intricacies of ex parte appeals

August 18, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Learn the intricacies of ex parte appeals Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, September 3, from noon to 1 p.m. ET for a discussion about several aspects of ex parte appeals. Acting Vice Chief Judge Mike Kim […]

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USPTO financial management awards: CEAR and Best in Class

August 18, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO financial management awards: CEAR and Best in Class At a virtual ceremony on August 6, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) recognized the USPTO with the prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) award for its FY 2019 Performance and […]

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Use TTAB Reading Room to search decisions

August 17, 2020

Replaces e-FOIA webpage Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert New TTAB Reading Room for searching TTAB decisions On July 31, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) deployed its new Reading Room, which replaces the former TTAB e-FOIA webpage. Use the Reading Room to search TTAB final decisions […]

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Commerce Secretary Ross: The Census Bureau is Not Shortchanging the Count

August 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 14, 2020 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 The Census Bureau is Not Shortchanging the Count By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Fox Business August 14, 2020 The U.S. Census Bureau is well on its way to delivering a complete and accurate 2020 Census. I am proud to […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: August 15 – 16, 2020

August 13, 2020
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Three Tennessee communities will receive Opportunity Zone grants

August 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 10, 2020 News Media Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 Three Tennessee communities will receive Opportunity Zone grants By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross The Tennessean August 10, 2020 On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award three grants totaling $5.1 million to fund construction […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: August 15 – 17, 2020

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Attend the Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

August 6, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Attend the Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting The next Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting is on Thursday, August 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The meeting is online only. View the agenda and learn how to access […]

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August 6: Learn how to file a patent

August 5, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert August 6: Learn how to file a patent On Thursday, August 6, from 11 a.m. to noon ET, learn the critical steps you need to take to protect your intellectual property. USPTO Patent Examiner Blake Tankersley will discuss the requirements for patentability, […]

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NewsNet 847: Join the Copyright Office’s 150th Anniversary Celebration on August 5

August 4, 2020

Registration is still open. Act quickly to reserve your space. Join the Copyright Office’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Online, August 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Join the U.S. Copyright Office for a virtual celebration in recognition of our 150th anniversary, and register for “Copyright Office Presents: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity” on August 5 […]

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USPTO July Monthly Review

August 4, 2020

A look back at the highlights of July 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of July 2020 Journeys of Innovation A scientist makes inroads in chemistry and civil rights. Surmounting the insurmountable With unwavering perseverance, Percy Julian fought against segregation and other challenges […]

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Fee schedule update

August 4, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Fee schedule update The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective August 1: PCT Fees to Foreign Offices 1714: International search (Rospatent)–fee increase from $501 to $532 The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for our products and services. […]

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Consider Camp Invention Connect for your child

August 3, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Message Consider Camp Invention Connect for your child While many in-person summer camps have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners at the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) are meeting the needs of families across the country with Camp Invention […]

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Keep Moving Forward: Performance of the Copyright Office during COVID-19

August 3, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Keep Moving Forward: Performance of the Copyright Office during COVID-19 08/03/2020 11:02 AM EDT The following is a guest post by Maria Strong, Acting Register of Copyrights. The U.S. Copyright Office has taken […]

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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Keep Pa. Businesses Safely Open

August 3, 2020
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Final Rule—Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees

July 31, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Final Rule—Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is setting and adjusting Patent and Patent Trial and Appeal Board fees for the first time in almost three years through its Final Rule, effective on October 2, […]

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Successful failover test ensures the stability of patent system applications at the USPTO

July 28, 2020

Read the latest Director’s blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog Successful failover test ensures the stability of patent system applications at the USPTO Blog by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of […]

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Op-Ed by Wilbur Ross and Eugene Scalia: America’s broad-based effort to get workers better jobs

July 27, 2020
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Today: Learn about design patents

July 24, 2020

Online at 1 p.m. ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Today: Learn about design patents What is a design patent and how does it differ from a utility patent? Today, July 24, from 1-2 p.m. ET, learn the basics of the design patent system from one of […]

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ICYMI: What others are saying about the USPTO’s updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy

July 24, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. In Case You Missed It… What others are saying about the USPTO’s updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy On Tuesday, July 21, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor-Patentees,” […]

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Director Andrei Iancu addresses National Association of Manufacturers on combating counterfeit products

July 23, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Director Andrei Iancu addresses National Association of Manufacturers on combating counterfeit products Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, today called on consumers to fight against counterfeit products. He did […]

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NewsNet 846: Library of Congress Publishes Results of an Indepen dent Audit of the Fiscal Year 2019 Fiduciary Financial Statements

July 22, 2020

NewsNet 846 July 22, 2020 Library of Congress Publishes Results of an Independent Audit of the Fiscal Year 2019 Fiduciary Financial Statements Earlier this year, the Library of Congress contracted with an independent public accounting firm Cotton & Company LLP to conduct an audit of the financial statements prepared for the fiduciary assets administered by […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: July 25 – 26, 2020

July 22, 2020
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This week: Boardside chat about prioritized examinations

July 21, 2020

Join the next Boardside chat webinar on Thursday, July 23, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board This week: Boardside chat about prioritized examinations Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, July 23, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. […]

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USPTO releases updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy

July 21, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO releases updated study on participation of women in the U.S. innovation economy The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor-Patentees,” a follow-up to its 2019 report on U.S. women inventors. […]

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July 24: TPAC quarterly meeting

July 21, 2020

Attend online Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert July 24: TPAC quarterly meeting The next quarterly meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) will be held on Friday, July 24, from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. The meeting will be online only. The agenda and webcast link are available […]

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NewsNet 845: Copyright Office Proposes Update to MMA Transition Period Regulatio ns for Transfer and Reporting of Royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective

July 17, 2020

NewsNet 845 July 10, 2020 Copyright Office Proposes Update to MMA Transition Period Regulations for Transfer and Reporting of Royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective Pursuant to the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations pertaining to cumulative statements of […]

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First-rate information technology infrastructure supports USPTO teleworkers nationwide

July 16, 2020

Read the latest Director’s blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog First-rate information technology infrastructure supports USPTO teleworkers nationwide Blog by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO and Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of the USPTO Remember that old […]

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Copyright Office Presents: 150 Years of Celebrating Creativity

July 16, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Copyright Office Presents: 150 Years of Celebrating Creativity 07/16/2020 02:17 PM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office hosts Copyright Office Presents: 150 Years of Celebrating Creativity on August 5, 2020, online at noon eastern […]

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Patent Center beta webinars

July 16, 2020

7/23 and 7/29 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta webinars Patent Center beta is available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single, unified interface. Join us for training on how to use […]

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The operational phase of the IP5 PCT CS&E pilot has concluded

July 16, 2020

Concluded on 6/30/2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert The operational phase of the IP5 PCT CS&E pilot has concluded The operational phase of the IP5 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaboration Search and Examination (CS&E) pilot concluded on June 30. No new international applications will be accepted into […]

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July 23: Boardside chat about prioritized examinations

July 15, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board July 23: Boardside chat about prioritized examinations Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, July 23, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Learn about prioritized programs at the USPTO, including the Track One Prioritized Patent Examination Program, the […]

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PTAB releases update to Motion to Amend Study

July 15, 2020

PTAB releases update to Motion to Amend Study Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB releases update to Motion to Amend Study The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has published the sixth installment of its Motion to Amend Study. The study tracks and analyzes […]

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Today: Intellectual Property 101

July 15, 2020

7/15, 2-3 p.m. ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Today: Intellectual Property 101 Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Join us today, July 15, from 2-3 p.m. ET to learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition […]

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July 23: Webinar on using overlapping IP rights to protect your products in China

July 14, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert July 23: Webinar on using overlapping IP rights to protect your products in China Register to attend the latest in a series of USPTO webinars focused on intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement in China. This free program, “Using overlapping IP rights […]

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PTAB designates two decisions as informative applying the Fintiv factors

July 13, 2020

PTAB designates two decisions as informative applying the Fintiv factors Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates two decisions as informative applying the Fintiv factors Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., IPR2020-00019, Paper 15 (May 13, 2020) (informative) This decision denies institution upon applying the […]

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Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld appointed to a second five-year term

July 13, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld appointed to a second five-year term The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has reappointed Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld for a second five-year term. Commissioner Hirshfeld’s original […]

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NewsNet No. 844: Copyright Office Welcomes New Ringer Fellow

July 13, 2020

Copyright Office Welcomes New Ringer Fellow Issue No. 844 July 13, 2020 The U.S. Copyright Office is pleased to announce that Melinda Kern has joined the Office as a fellow (2020–2022) in the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. She started her two-year appointment this month and will receive assignments from multiple departments within the […]

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NewsNet 843: Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

July 10, 2020

NewsNet 843 July 10, 2020 Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency The Copyright Office is further extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register […]

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NewsNet No. 842: Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships

July 9, 2020

Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships Issue No. 842 July 9, 2020 The Copyright Office is now accepting applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. This fellowship, which runs eighteen- to twenty-four months, was created for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest […]

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NewsNet 841: Copyright Office Celebrates its 150th Anniversary with Virtual Event – August 5 at Noon

July 8, 2020

Join the Copyright Office’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Online, August 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time On July 8, 1870, Congress centralized the administration of copyright law in the Library of Congress. Join the U.S. Copyright Office for a virtual celebration in recognition of our 150th anniversary, and register for “Copyright Office Presents: Celebrating 150 […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: July 11 – 12, 2020

July 8, 2020
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Notice of system maintenance

July 7, 2020

TEAS and TEASi outage on July 11 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Notice of system maintenance The Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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Precedential Opinion Panel issues decision regarding when the Board can raise new argument s in deciding a motion to amend

July 6, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Precedential Opinion Panel issues decision regarding when the Board can raise new arguments in deciding a motion to amend Hunting Titan, Inc. v. DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH, IPR2018-00600 (PTAB July 6, 2020) (Paper 67) The Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) holds […]

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NewsNet 840: Copyright Office Extends Deadline for Initial Determination in Web V Rate Setting Proceeding

July 6, 2020

NewsNet 840 July 6, 2020 Copyright Office Extends Deadline for Initial Determination in Web V Rate Setting Proceeding The U.S. Copyright Office has announced that, at the request of the Copyright Royalty Board, it is extending the deadline for the Board’s initial determination in the Web V webcaster rate setting proceeding by up to 120 […]

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Patent Center beta webinars

July 6, 2020

Training on how to use various features in Patent Center, including filing in DOCX Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta webinars Patent Center beta is available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a […]

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NewsNet 839: Copyright Office Announces Webinar on New Group Registration Options for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX)

July 2, 2020

Copyright Office Announces Webinar on New Group Registration Options for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX) Issue No. 839 July 2, 2020 The Copyright Office will host a webinar on July 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. eastern time on the new group registration option for short online literary works—for example, blog entries, social media posts, and […]

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The Statue of Liberty: A Copyright Inspiration

July 2, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The Statue of Liberty: A Copyright Inspiration 07/02/2020 11:00 AM EDT The Statue of Liberty, officially named Liberty Enlightening the World, is one of the most recognized sculptures ever registered for copyright, and […]

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Fee schedule update

July 2, 2020

Effective on 7/1 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Fee schedule update The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective July 1: PCT Fees to Foreign Offices 1712: International search (IPAU) – fee decrease from $1,483 to $1,341 The fee schedule provides information and fee rates […]

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USPTO June Monthly Review

July 2, 2020

A look back at the highlights of June 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of June 2020 Journeys of Innovation How inventor and entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt learned to push past the idea of the impossible. Persistence is omnipotent Faced with daunting challenges throughout […]

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USPTO announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

July 1, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced plans for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to begin accepting petitions for expedited resolution of ex parte appeals. The “Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program” launches […]

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IP attaché career opportunities

July 1, 2020

Open through 7/10 and 7/11, respectively Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert IP attaché career opportunities The USPTO, in partnership with the International Trade Administration, has posted job announcements for intellectual property (IP) attachés assigned to U.S. embassies or consulates in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab […]

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USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Trademark Prioritized Examination Program

July 1, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Trademark Prioritized Examination Program On June 15, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications, which allows COVID-19-related trademark applications to be […]

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Revision to the MPEP

June 30, 2020

Revised 6/30 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Revision to the MPEP On June 30, the ninth edition of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure was revised to include updated information on patent examination policy and procedure related to a number of issues, including subject matter eligibility and […]

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NewsNet 838: Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Its R ulemaking on Modernizing Recordation of Notices of Termination

June 30, 2020

NewsNet 838 June 30, 2020 Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Its Rulemaking on Modernizing Recordation of Notices of Termination The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of comments in its rulemaking on modernizing recordation of notices of termination. Comments are now due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 5, […]

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USPTO extends certain CARES Act relief for small and micro entities

June 29, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO extends certain CARES Act relief for small and micro entities The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant hardships on many of our stakeholders. As a result, the USPTO has waived certain fees […]

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Register for Invention-Con 2020

June 29, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Register for Invention-Con 2020 Are you an independent inventor, entrepreneur, small business owner, or intellectual property (IP) professional? Don’t miss the USPTO’s virtual Invention-Con 2020, which will be free and online August 20-22. This year’s theme is “Your IP: A power tool […]

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NewsNet 837: Copyright Office Updates Proposed Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

June 29, 2020

NewsNet 837 June 29, 2020 Copyright Office Updates Proposed Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books The U.S. Copyright Office has updated its proposed rule providing for the mandatory deposit of certain electronic-only books with the Copyright Office for use by the Library of Congress. The proposed rule would make electronic-only books published in the […]

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Technology Center 2800 Virtual Customer Partnership Meeting

June 26, 2020

Register by 7/31 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Technology Center 2800 Virtual Customer Partnership Meeting Join us for the free Technology Center (TC) 2800 Virtual Customer Partnership Meeting on August 11, from noon to 2 p.m. ET. Register by July 31 to attend. TC 2800 examines applications […]

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USPTO seeks nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

June 26, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO seeks nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or […]

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New TBMP available

June 25, 2020

June 2020 update Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert New TBMP available The June 2020 update of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) is now available on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board webpage under “Policies and procedures.” The revision describes current practice and […]

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Copyright in Pride

June 25, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Copyright in Pride 06/25/2020 11:40 AM EDT June is Pride Month, and this year is the 50th anniversary of the first pride parade in New York City. What do copyright and pride have […]

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June 25: Free webinar on oral advocacy before the PTAB

June 24, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board June 25: Free webinar on oral advocacy before the PTAB The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is holding a webinar on oral advocacy Thursday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Judges Amanda Wieker and Christa Zado […]

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NewsNet 836: Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for State Sovere ign Immunity Study and Requests Reply Comments and Empirical Research

June 24, 2020

NewsNet 836 June 24, 2020 Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for State Sovereign Immunity Study and Requests Reply Comments and Empirical Research The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of comments in its study on state sovereign immunity from copyright infringement suits. Comments are now due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time […]

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John Roberts representing internet backbone provider: “Needless to say, the outcome of this case will be crucial to how the entire Internet operates.”

June 23, 2020

John Roberts, along with his long-time colleagues at TechMark, is representing internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric in a landmark case against dozens of alleged copyright trolls seeking to shut down Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with allegations of infringement of copyrights in movies including “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Hellboy,” and “Rambo V: Last Blood,” among others. The […]

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Registration extended: The Path to a Patent, Part 1: Patent searching

June 23, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Registration extended: The Path to a Patent, Part 1: Patent searching Do you have an invention that you want to protect before talking to the public? Do you have a business and want to make products without infringing other patents? Have you […]

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NewsNet 835: Copyright Office Releases Updated Online Edition of Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code

June 23, 2020

NewsNet 835 June 23, 2020 Copyright Office Releases Updated Online Edition of Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code Acting Register of Copyrights Maria Strong has released an updated version of Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 […]

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The Path to a Patent, Part 1: Patent searching

June 22, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert The Path to a Patent, Part 1: Patent searching Do you have an invention that you want to protect before talking to the public? Do you have a business and want to make products without infringing other patents? Have you decided to […]

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NewsNet 834: Copyright Office Issues Final Rule to Create Group Registration Option for Short Online Literary Works

June 22, 2020

NewsNet 834 June 22, 2020 Copyright Office Issues Final Rule to Create Group Registration Option for Short Online Literary Works The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule creating a new group registration option for short online literary works such as blog entries, social media posts, and short online articles. The Office initiated this […]

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NewsNet 833: U.S. Copyright Office Announces Start of Eighth Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding under Section 1201

June 22, 2020

NewsNet 833 June 22, 2020 U.S. Copyright Office Announces Start of Eighth Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding under Section 1201 The Copyright Office has published a notice of inquiry and request for petitions initiating the eighth triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Section 1201 provides that the Librarian of […]

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June 25: Free webinar on oral advocacy

June 19, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board June 25: Free webinar on oral advocacy The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is holding a webinar on oral advocacy Thursday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. This webinar is offered as part of the PTAB’s […]

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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Under Donald Trump’s Leadership, the U.S. Economy Will Come Back Strong

June 18, 2020
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NewsNet 832: Library of Congress and Copyright Office to Host Public Forum on Copyright Office IT Modernization

June 17, 2020

NewsNet 832 June 17, 2020 Library of Congress and Copyright Office to Host Public Forum on Copyright Office IT Modernization On Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, the Library of Congress Office of the Chief Information Officer and the U.S. Copyright Office will host a virtual public forum on Copyright Office IT […]

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e-Office Action allows timely receipt of patent-related correspondence

June 16, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert e-Office Action allows timely receipt of patent-related correspondence The USPTO offers electronic notification of agency communications, including office actions, via the e-Office Action program. Participants in the e-Office Action program receive an email notification documenting new USPTO communications when they are available […]

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U.S. Copyright Office Announces Webinar on the Eighth Triennial Section 1201 Rulemaking

June 16, 2020

The webinar will provide an overview of section 1201 and the rulemaking process for establishing temporary exemptions. It will also discuss U.S. Copyright Office Announces Webinar on the Eighth Triennial Section 1201 Rulemaking NewsNet 831 June 16, 2020 The Copyright Office will host a webinar on June 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. eastern time on […]

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USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications

June 15, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new COVID-19 prioritized examination program for certain trademark and service mark applications. Under this new program, the USPTO […]

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USPTO announces relief to restore priority or benefit rights for patent applicants

June 12, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO announces relief to restore priority or benefit rights for patent applicants Pursuant to Subsection 12004(a) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and 37 C.F.R. § 1.183, and in response to the requests from stakeholders, the United States […]

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PTAB designates one decision as precedential and three decisions as informative

June 11, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates one decision as precedential and three decisions as informative DTN, LLC v. Farms Technology, LLC, IPR2018-01412, Paper 21 (June 14, 2019) (precedential) This decision terminates the proceeding due to settlement and denies a joint request to expunge […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: June 13 – 14, 2020

June 10, 2020
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June 11: Learn about new developments in AIA trials

June 10, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board June 11: Learn about new developments in AIA trials Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Learn about AIA trial statistics, including institution rates and the outcome of final written […]

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Introducing USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Director Wayne Stacy

June 9, 2020

View as a Webpage Introducing USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Director Wayne Stacy Friends, It is my pleasure to inform you that Wayne Stacy has been sworn in by USPTO Under Secretary and Director Andrei Iancu as the new Regional Director for the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Regional Office. Regional Director Stacy brings a wealth of experience […]

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Patent Center beta webinars

June 8, 2020

6/9 and 6/15 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta webinars Patent Center beta is available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Join us for training on how to use […]

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June 16: Webinar on copyright basics for entrepreneurs and small businesses

June 8, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Copyright Alert June 16: Webinar on copyright basics for entrepreneurs and small businesses Register to attend a free webinar about the basics of copyright and receive insights into copyright registration and enforcement. The 90-minute program is on Tuesday, June 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. […]

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NewsNet 830: Copyright Office Announces Ninth Modernization Webinar on the Public Record

June 4, 2020

NewsNet 830 June 4, 2020 Copyright Office Announces Ninth Modernization Webinar on the Public Record The U.S. Copyright Office will host its ninth public modernization webinar on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 1 p.m. eastern time. As part of its modernization efforts, the Copyright Office is building a new online Copyright Public Record with robust […]

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Today: Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program

June 4, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Today: Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program during a webinar for inventors, entrepreneurs, and law school students and professors today, June 4, from 1-2 p.m. ET. The webinar will include […]

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Fee schedule update

June 3, 2020

Effective 6/1 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Fee schedule update The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective June 1: PCT Fees to Foreign Offices 1714: International search (Rospatent) – fee decrease from $616 to $501 The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for […]

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Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program

June 3, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program Learn about the USPTO’s nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program during a webinar for inventors, entrepreneurs, and law school students and professors on Thursday, June 4, from 1-2 p.m. ET. The webinar will include […]

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Corrected Link- NewsNet 829: Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Modernize Reco rdation of Notices of Termination and Seeks Comment on Other Potential Changes

June 3, 2020

NewsNet 829 June 3, 2020 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Modernize Recordation of Notices of Termination and Seeks Comment on Other Potential Changes The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to update its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination in conjunction with the development of the Office’s online electronic recordation system. In addition, the […]

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NewsNet 829: Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Modernize Recordation of Notices of Termination and Seeks Comment on Other Potential Changes

June 3, 2020

NewsNet 829 June 3, 2020 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Modernize Recordation of Notices of Termination and Seeks Comment on Other Potential Changes The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to update its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination in conjunction with the development of the Office’s online electronic recordation system. In addition, the […]

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Rescheduled to June 11: Learn about new developments in AIA trials

June 3, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Rescheduled to June 11: Learn about new developments in AIA trials Join the next Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. This event was initially scheduled for Thursday, June 4, but has been […]

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USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

June 3, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today launched the COVID-19 Response Resource Center to provide stakeholders and other interested parties with improved access to USPTO initiatives, programs, and other helpful intellectual property (IP)-related information […]

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NewsNet 828: Copyright Office Initiates State Sovereign Immunity Study and Requests Public Comments

June 3, 2020

NewsNet 828 June 3, 2020 Copyright Office Initiates State Sovereign Immunity Study and Requests Public Comments The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice announcing a study on the extent to which copyright owners are experiencing infringement by states without adequate remedies under state law. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property […]

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June 16: Webinar on top trademark and copyright cases in China

June 2, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert June 16: Webinar on top trademark and copyright cases in China Register to attend the latest in a series of USPTO webinars focused on intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement in China. This free program, “Top trademark and copyright cases in China: […]

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Trademark Webinar Series: Madrid Protocol

June 2, 2020

Register for June 9 webinar Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Trademark Webinar Series: Madrid Protocol Are you a U.S.-based trademark legal professional interested in filing international trademark applications using the Madrid Protocol? Register today for our free webinar and get valuable insight into this powerful resource for […]

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USPTO May Monthly Review

June 2, 2020

A look back at the highlights of May 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of May 2020 Journeys of Innovation How inventor and entrepreneur Floyd Smith made the skies safer for aviators. Pulling the rip cord At the end of World War I, […]

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NewsNet 827: Copyright Office Requests Public Comments for Its Unclaimed Royalties Study

June 1, 2020

NewsNet 827 June 1, 2020 Copyright Office Requests Public Comments for Its Unclaimed Royalties Study As required by the Music Modernization Act, the U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to recommend the best practices the MLC may implement to identify and locate musical work owners with unclaimed accrued royalties held by the MLC, encourage […]

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Joint message from the USPTO and the JPO: For the future of innovation

June 1, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Joint message from the USPTO and the JPO: For the future of innovation The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) would like to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the novel coronavirus […]

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USPTO to allow filing of initial patent term extension applications vi a patent electronic filing systems in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

May 29, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO to allow filing of initial patent term extension applications via patent electronic filing systems in response to the COVID-19 outbreak The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak to be an “extraordinary situation” within […]

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NewsNet 826: Copyright Office Issues Final Rule Relating to Group Registration of Newsletters

May 28, 2020

NewsNet 826 May 28, 2020 Copyright Office Issues Final Rule Relating to Group Registration of Newsletters The U.S. Copyright Office has published a final rule that amends its regulations for the group registration of newsletters, effective June 29, 2020. The previous regulations required that newsletters be published at least twice a week to qualify for […]

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USPTO grants further relief for certain trademark-related fees and deadlines

May 27, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert USPTO grants further relief for certain trademark-related fees and deadlines The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant hardships on many of our stakeholders. As a result, the USPTO has waived certain fees under […]

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USPTO grants further relief for certain patent-related fees and deadlines

May 27, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO grants further relief for certain patent-related fees and deadlines In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to […]

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NewsNet 825: Copyright Office Allows Electronic Submission of Recordation Special Handling Requests

May 27, 2020

NewsNet 825 May 27, 2020 Copyright Office Allows Electronic Submission of Recordation Special Handling Requests In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Copyright Office is further expanding its capabilities to receive electronic submissions for Office services. In addition to the electronic filing options previously announced, the Office is now permitting members of the public […]

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Learn about new developments in AIA trials

May 27, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Learn about new developments in AIA trials Do you want to learn more about AIA trial statistics—including institution rates and the outcome of final written decisions—and potential rule changes to AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing? Join […]

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USPTO announces notice of proposed rulemaking to change AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing

May 26, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO announces notice of proposed rulemaking to change AIA trial rules on institution and responsive briefing The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the rules of practice in view […]

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NewsNet 824: Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 512

May 21, 2020

NewsNet 824 May 21, 2020 Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 512 The U.S. Copyright Office today released its Report, Section 512 of Title 17, a multi-year study of section 512 of the U.S. Copyright Act, which is part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When it enacted section 512 in 1998, Congress designed […]

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Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, USPTO

May 20, 2020

Read the latest Director’s blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, USPTO Guest blog by Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Thomas Hong (right) with officers from the Korean-American Intellectual Property Organization at the USPTO. […]

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Registration closing soon for double patenting course

May 20, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Registration closing soon for double patenting course Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance on double patenting? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course “Double Patenting” on June 9, 10, or 11. Our trainers will lead this […]

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Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: 3 Factors Why This Economic Bounceback Won’t Mirror 2008

May 19, 2020
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USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

May 18, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO releases additional information on the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program On May 8, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, permitting COVID-19-related applications filed by small and micro entities to be put on […]

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NewsNet 823: Copyright Office Issues Request for Information for Enterprise Copyright System Developme

May 18, 2020

NewsNet 823 May 18, 2020 Copyright Office Issues Request for Information for Enterprise Copyright System Development The U.S. Copyright Office is engaged in a comprehensive modernization effort and is assessing its technology systems Office-wide. As part of this work, and working with the General Services Administration, on May 15, the Office issued a formal Request […]

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New trademarks examination guide on cheeses and processed meats

May 15, 2020

Available now Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert New trademarks examination guide on cheeses and processed meats The USPTO has issued a new examination guide titled “Marks Including Geographic Wording that Does Not Indicate Geographic Origin of Cheeses and Processed Meats.” The guide sets out procedures for examining […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: May 16 – 17, 2020

May 13, 2020
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Patent Center beta training

May 13, 2020

5/14, 5/19, 5/28, 6/1, 6/9, and 6/15 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta training Patent Center beta is available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Join us for training […]

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This week: Oral advocacy training under the Legal Experience and Advancement Program

May 13, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board This week: Oral advocacy training under the Legal Experience and Advancement Program Planning to participate in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP)? Join the first LEAP webinar training on oral advocacy this […]

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NewsNet 822: Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule on Secure Tests Affected by COVID-19

May 8, 2020

NewsNet 822 May 8, 2020 Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule on Secure Tests Affected by COVID-19 The Copyright Office has published an interim rule that amends its regulations regarding eligibility for the Office’s special registration procedure for “secure tests.” The prior regulations required that a secure test be administered “at specified centers.” Due to the […]

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USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for small and micro entities

May 8, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for small and micro entities The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program. Under this new pilot program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination […]

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USPTO to allow filing of plant patent applications and correspondence v ia patent electronic filing systems in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

May 6, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO to allow filing of plant patent applications and correspondence via patent electronic filing systems in response to the COVID-19 outbreak In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced it will temporarily permit the […]

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Oral advocacy training available for newer practitioners under the Legal Experience and Advancement Program

May 6, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Oral advocacy training available for newer practitioners under the Legal Experience and Advancement Program Planning to participate in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP)? Come to the first LEAP webinar training on […]

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Statement from Director Andrei Iancu on the loss of former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson

May 5, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Statement from Director Andrei Iancu on the loss of former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson Former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson (right) congratulates Andrei Iancu after his ceremonial swearing-in as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, […]

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Spotlight on Commerce: Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, USPTO

May 5, 2020

Read the latest blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog Spotlight on Commerce: Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, USPTO Guest blog by Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, USPTO Elizabeth Chu (pictured first row, center) and USPTO communications staff at […]

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USPTO releases a form to assist with making a statement of delay due to COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO releases a form to assist with making a statement of delay due to COVID-19 The USPTO has released a form for making a statement of delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The form is in response to requests from applicants for […]

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PTAB designates one decision as precedential and de-designates one decision

May 5, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates one decision as precedential and de-designates one decision Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., IPR2020-00019, Paper 11 (March 20, 2020) (precedential) This order discusses six factors the Board considers in determining whether to exercise its discretion to institute […]

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Learn about our nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program

May 5, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Learn about our nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program Learn about our nationwide Patent Pro Bono Program during a webinar for inventors, entrepreneurs, law school students, and professors. The discussion will include an explanation of pro bono services available and a brief overview […]

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USPTO April Monthly Review

May 4, 2020

A look back at the highlights of April 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of April 2020 Journeys of Innovation NASA environmental engineer Jackie Quinn and her team created an emulsion system that removes contaminants from our groundwater. From the ground up As […]

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Learn online how examiners approach double patenting

May 4, 2020

Register by 5/25 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Learn online how examiners approach double patenting Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance on double patenting? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course “Double Patenting” on June 9, 10, or 11. Our trainers […]

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NewsNet 821: Artificial Intelligence Symposium Recordings Available Online

May 4, 2020

NewsNet 821 May 4, 2020 Artificial Intelligence Symposium Recordings Available Online The United States Copyright Office has posted videos of its February 2020 symposium on artificial intelligence, co-sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence featured an international gathering of expert panelists taking an in-depth look at how […]

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USPTO launches platform to facilitate connections between patent holders and potential licensees in key technologies

May 4, 2020

Initial release focuses on COVID-19–related technologies Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO launches platform to facilitate connections between patent holders and potential licensees in key technologies The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today unveiled a new web-based intellectual property (IP) marketplace platform, Patents 4 Partnerships, […]

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Webinar: Professional responsibilities and ethics

May 1, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Webinar: Professional responsibilities and ethics Learn about patent practitioner professional responsibilities and ethics during a webinar hosted by our Office of Enrollment and Discipline today, May 1, at 1 p.m. ET. Join online via WebEx. Deputy General Counsel and Director of the […]

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NewsNet 820: Copyright Office Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

May 1, 2020

NewsNet 820 May 1, 2020 Copyright Office Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency The Acting Register of Copyrights is extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register […]

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Responding to COVID-19: A joint message of support for inventors from the USPTO and EPO

April 30, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Responding to COVID-19: A joint message of support for inventors from the USPTO and EPO The coronavirus outbreak has changed our daily lives almost beyond recognition. The staff of the European Patent Office (EPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) […]

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USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1

April 28, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1 In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on March 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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PTAB launches the Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) for the next generation of patent practitioners

April 28, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog PTAB launches the Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) for the next generation of patent practitioners Blog by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Scott Boalick, Chief Judge of the Patent Trial […]

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May 7: Webinar on current IP developments in China

April 28, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert May 7: Webinar on current IP developments in China Register to attend “Highlights from the field: Current IP developments in China,” on Thursday, May 7, from 9-10:30 a.m. ET. This free, 90-minute webinar will cover new intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations […]

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Patent Center beta training

April 27, 2020

4/30, 5/4, and 5/6 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta training Patent Center beta is now available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single unified interface. Join us for training on how […]

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Attend the Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

April 27, 2020

5/7, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Attend the Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting The next Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) quarterly meeting is on Thursday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET. The meeting is online only. View […]

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Petition decision: Inventorship limited to natural persons

April 27, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Petition decision: Inventorship limited to natural persons The USPTO has published a petition decision explaining that, under current law, only natural persons may be named as an inventor in a patent application. The decision is available on the Artificial Intelligence page and […]

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Webinar: Appearing before PTAB

April 27, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Webinar: Appearing before PTAB Curious as to how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is handling proceedings and hearings these days? Come to the “Boardside Chat” webinar on Friday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. The […]

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Copyright Office Launches Recordation System Pilot

April 27, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Copyright Office Launches Recordation System Pilot 04/27/2020 11:23 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office launches a limited release pilot for a new document recordation system.

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Recognizing World IP Day

April 27, 2020

Read the latest Director’s blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog Recognizing World IP Day Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu Twenty years ago, the World Intellectual Property Organization designated April 26 as World Intellectual Property Day […]

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Owner email address field now masked in TEAS and TEASi documents in TSDR

April 24, 2020

Our steps to reduce public exposure of your information Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert Owner email address field now masked in TSDR We’re taking steps to address your concerns about owner email addresses being visible in TSDR. The owner email address field is now masked in TEAS […]

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ROMAG FASTENERS, INC. v. FOSSIL GROUP, INC., FKA FOSSIL, INC., ET AL., No. 18–1233.

April 23, 2020

Resolving a longstanding split among the circuits, today the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a trademark infringement or unfair competition suit under the Lanham Act is no longer required to show that a defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff’s trademark as an absolute precondition to a profits award. However, willfulness will still be very […]

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USPTO releases report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision

April 23, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO releases report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published a report authored by its Chief Economist titled, Adjusting to Alice: USPTO patent examination outcomes after Alice Corp v. […]

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Four-on-the-Floor: Keep the Beat with Music Modernization Act Developments

April 22, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Four-on-the-Floor: Keep the Beat with Music Modernization Act Developments 04/22/2020 11:45 AM EDT The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is a historic overhaul to the nation’s music copyright laws. As you may already know, […]

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AAU Contact Center temporary closure

April 22, 2020

4/28, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert AAU Contact Center temporary closure The Application Assistance Unit (AAU) Contact Center will be closed Tuesday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The unit will reopen at 1 p.m. ET. During the […]

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NewsNet 818: U.S. Copyright Office Issues Three Notices of Proposed Rulema king and One Notification of Inquiry Related to the Music Modernization Act

April 22, 2020

NewsNet 818 April 22, 2020 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and One Notification of Inquiry Related to the Music Modernization Act Pursuant to the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Copyright Office has issued three notices of proposed rulemaking and […]

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Patent Center Beta is now available

April 20, 2020

New tool features the ability to submit a single DOCX document Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center Beta now available Patent Center Beta is now available for all users. Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications in a single […]

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Moving Forward: The Copyright Office During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Moving Forward: The Copyright Office During COVID-19 04/20/2020 11:28 AM EDT Like many Americans, the Copyright Office staff and the Office as an organization are experiencing unprecedented challenges since the beginning of the […]

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NewsNet 817: Join Our Virtual Copyright Matters “From Awareness to Action: Innovate for a Green Future” on April 29

April 20, 2020

Join the Copyright Office Online for our next Copyright Matters Join the Copyright Office’s Celebration of World IP Day Online, April 29 11:00 a.m. – noon ET Join the U.S. Copyright Office for our next discussion in the Copyright Matters lecture series “Awareness to Action: Innovate for a Green Future” held online, in celebration of […]

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USPTO announces recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

April 17, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO announces recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday announced the recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals and law firms who help make the […]

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PTAB designates one decision as precedential and two decisions as informative

April 14, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates one decision as precedential and two decisions as informative Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc., Case IPR2018-01129, Paper 33 (PTAB Jan. 24, 2020) (precedential) Considering Fox Factory, Inc. v. SRAM, LLC, 944 F.3d 1366, 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2019), […]

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Patent Quality Chat: International Patent Cooperation Initiatives

April 14, 2020

4/21 at noon ET Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Quality Chat: International Patent Cooperation Initiatives Join us for the second 2020 Patent Quality Chat webinar, “International Patent Cooperation Initiatives,” on April 21 at noon ET. Learn how we engage in various work-sharing programs and initiatives that […]

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The Breakdown: What Songwriters Need to Know about the Music Modernization Act and Royalty Payments

April 13, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The Breakdown: What Songwriters Need to Know about the Music Modernization Act and Royalty Payments 04/13/2020 03:52 PM EDT You may have already heard about the Music Modernization Act, or the MMA for […]

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Patent Center beta training

April 13, 2020

4/14, 4/16, 4/21, and 4/23 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Patent Center beta training Join us for upcoming training on using Patent Center tools and filing in DOCX using the Patent Center. Several members of the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will share information and conduct a demo […]

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April 17: TPAC quarterly meeting

April 10, 2020

Attend online Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Trademark Alert April 17: TPAC quarterly meeting The next quarterly meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) will be held on Friday, April 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. The meeting will be online only. The agenda and webcast link are available […]

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NewsNet 816: Copyright Office Announces Eighth Modernization Webinar

April 10, 2020

NewsNet 816 April 10, 2020 Copyright Office Announces Eighth Modernization Webinar The U.S. Copyright Office will host its eighth public modernization webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at noon eastern time. As part of its modernization efforts, the Copyright Office is using human-centered design to create new online applications for registration, recordation, and researching the […]

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NewsNet 815: U.S. Copyright Office Extends Reply Comment Period for Online Publication Rulemaking

April 9, 2020

NewsNet 815 April 9, 2020 U.S. Copyright Office Extends Reply Comment Period for Online Publication Rulemaking On December 4, 2019, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a notice of inquiry seeking public comment on a broad range of issues concerning the application of the statutory definition of publication to the online context. The Office received forty-two […]

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The Roaring Twenties Welcome Artificial Intelligence: How Will It All Play Out?

April 8, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. The Roaring Twenties Welcome Artificial Intelligence: How Will It All Play Out? 04/08/2020 12:17 PM EDT The music industry in the 1920s was forever changed with the introduction of the radio. Radio enabled […]

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NewsNet 814: Copyright Office Expands Electronic Submission Options

April 8, 2020

NewsNet 814 April 8, 2020 Copyright Office Expands Electronic Submission Options In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Copyright Office is expanding its capabilities to receive electronic submissions for Office services. While many of the Office’s services, including applications for copyright registration submitted through the electronic Copyright Office (“eCO”) system, are already largely digital, […]

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PTAB designates one decision as precedential and four decisions as informative

April 7, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates one decision as precedential and four decisions as informative Ex parte Grillo-López, Appeal No. 2018-006082 (Jan. 31, 2020) (precedential) This decision to deny a request for rehearing explains that the burden for establishing that a reference is […]

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USPTO answers frequently asked questions on CARES Act relief

April 6, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO answers frequently asked questions on CARES Act relief The USPTO has released a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers for patent and trademark filers regarding the USPTO’s previously announced extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the […]

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NewsNet 813: Emergency Relief for Section 115 Paper Processes During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020

NewsNet 813 April 6, 2020 Emergency Relief for Section 115 Paper Processes During COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Copyright Office has become aware that some entities may not be able to provide paper Notices of Inquiry (NOIs), Statements of Account (SOAs), and, potentially, associated royalty payments under section 115 of the Copyright Act because the COVID-19 […]

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NewsNet 812: Sarah Garske Named Deputy Director of Copyright Modernization Office

April 3, 2020

NewsNet 812 April 3, 2020 Sarah Garske Named Deputy Director of Copyright Modernization Office Sarah Garske has been selected to serve as deputy director of the Copyright Modernization Office (CMO). Sarah served as a program analyst in CMO since October 2018. Since joining CMO, she has supported multiple Copyright Office modernization projects and initiatives and […]

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NewsNet 811: Registration of Claims with Physical Deposit Copies During Temporary Building Closure

April 2, 2020

NewsNet 811 April 2, 2020 Registration of Claims with Physical Deposit Copies during Temporary Building Closure Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Library of Congress buildings are closed to the public, and the U.S. Copyright Office has implemented extended telework requirements to reduce the number of onsite staff. To mitigate the effect of this temporary closure […]

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USPTO to expand Law School Clinic Certification Program

April 2, 2020

Program accepting law school clinic submissions through May 31, 2021 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Press Release USPTO to expand Law School Clinic Certification Program The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is expanding its Law School Clinic Certification Program by admitting additional schools into the program. Founded […]

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March 2020 Monthly Review

April 1, 2020

March 2020 Monthly Review Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page A look back at the highlights of March 2020 Journeys of Innovation How an IBM Master Inventor found her special gift in the world. Augmenting ability From a young age, Susann Keohane was intrigued by innovation. Though she expressed an […]

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USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timin g deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

March 31, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO announces extension of certain patent and trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and […]

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NewsNet 810: Copyright Office Announces Temporary Changes to Certa in Timing Provisions for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

March 31, 2020

NewsNet 810 March 31, 2020 Copyright Office Announces Temporary Changes to Certain Timing Provisions for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorizes the Register of Copyrights to temporarily adjust timing provisions in the Copyright Act if she determines […]

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Spotlight on Commerce: Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner

March 31, 2020

Read the latest Director’s blog Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog Spotlight on Commerce: Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner Guest blog post by Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO Allison Bourke, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Ed. note: This post is part of the […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: April 3 – 6, 2020

March 30, 2020
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Copyright Legislative Developments

March 27, 2020

Bill Recently Introduced and Passed H.R. 748, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Introduced: Mar. 25, 2020. Passed House: Mar. 27, 2020 See Sec. 19011. (a) Amendment.—National Emergency Relief Authority for the Register of Copyrights, pages 769-772 in PDF version

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Filing patent documents

March 26, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Filing patent documents We strongly encourage customers to file via EFS-Web. This online business system is efficient and convenient. EFS-Web filers: EFS-Web for Registered eFilers – Enhanced filing of new patent applications, follow-on submissions, saved submissions, and more. EFS-Web for Unregistered eFilers […]

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Celebrating the Women Leading the Copyright Office

March 25, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Celebrating the Women Leading the Copyright Office 03/25/2020 09:01 AM EDT To celebrate women’s history month, I wanted to write about the five women who have served (and are serving) as leaders of […]

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PTAB designates two decisions as precedential and one decision as informative

March 24, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Trial and Appeal Board PTAB designates two decisions as precedential and one decision as informative Advanced Bionics, LLC v. MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH, IPR2019-01469 (PTAB Feb. 13, 2020) (Paper 6) (precedential) This decision denies institution of an inter partes review based on 35 […]

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USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub

March 24, 2020

A new online platform to encourage greater participation in the patent system Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Director’s Forum Blog USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub, a new online platform to encourage greater participation in the patent system As part of Women’s History Month, the USPTO has officially launched […]

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Registration closing soon for 35 U.S.C. obviousness rejections course

March 23, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Registration closing soon for 35 U.S.C. obviousness rejections course Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance on obviousness rejections? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course “35 U.S.C. 103 – Obviousness rejections,” on April 14-15. Our trainers […]

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Receiving office communications electronically

March 22, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Receiving office communications electronically We encourage customers to take advantage of the efficiency and convenience of our online business systems. The USPTO currently offers electronic notification of office communications, including office actions to those participating in the e-Office Action program. We encourage […]

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Statement from USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the loss of The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff

March 22, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Statement from USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on the loss of The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff The United States Patent and Trademark Office mourns the loss of The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, […]

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NewsNet 809: Electronic refusal letters and decisions in requests for reconsideration

March 20, 2020

NewsNet 809 March 20, 2020 Electronic refusal letters and decisions in requests for reconsideration U.S. Copyright Office staff are currently working remotely in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory virus. Ordinarily, when the Office refuses to register an application for copyright registration, the refusal letter will be sent to the applicant […]

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NewsNet 808: Copyright Office Updated Fee Schedule Takes Effect Today

March 20, 2020

NewsNet 808 March 20, 2020 Copyright Office Updated Fee Schedule Takes Effect Today The new Copyright Office fee schedule takes effect today. The Office initiated the most recent cost study in June 2017 and proposed an initial fee schedule in a May 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking. The Office received a number of public comments, […]

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USPTO waives original handwritten signature requirement

March 19, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO waives original handwritten signature requirement The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers the effects of COVID-19 to be an “extraordinary situation” within the meaning of 37 CFR 1.183 for affected patent and trademark applicants, patentees, reexamination parties, and trademark […]

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NMTI nomination deadline extended to May 1

March 19, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert NMTI nomination deadline extended to May 1 We are seeking nominations for the 2020 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). The NMTI is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States. A recorded webinar […]

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USPTO posts responses from Requests for Comments on Artificial Intelligence

March 18, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO posts responses from Requests for Comments on Artificial Intelligence The USPTO has launched a page for artificial intelligence (AI) information on its website that provides information on our AI initiatives, public notices and responses, AI-related events, and outside resources. On it, […]

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NewsNet 807: Registration Special Handling Arrangements

March 18, 2020

NewsNet 807 March 18, 2020 Registration Special Handling Arrangements As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Library of Congress buildings are currently closed to the public. The U.S. Copyright Office has implemented extended telework requirements that result in a reduced number of onsite staff. Consequently, with respect to applications for registration, the processing of paper […]

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NewsNet 806: Copyright Office Continues Services

March 17, 2020

NewsNet 806 March 17, 2020 Copyright Office Continues Services The U.S. Copyright Office continues to be open through our website copyright.gov for online registration, searching copyright-related records, and learning about copyright topics. We are also receiving registration applications and recorded documents sent by mail. Members of the public may submit emails with questions through our […]

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TEACHing from a Distance and Copyright Considerations

March 17, 2020

You are subscribed to Copyright: Creativity at Work for U.S. Copyright Office. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. TEACHing from a Distance and Copyright Considerations 03/17/2020 10:21 AM EDT The following is a guest post by David Welkowitz, attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel. As the spread of COVID-19 […]

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NewsNet 805: U.S. Copyright Office to Extend Comment Period for Registration Modernization Notice of Inquiry

March 16, 2020

NewsNet 805 March 16, 2020 U.S. Copyright Office to Extend Comment Period for Registration Modernization Notice of Inquiry On March 3, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a statement of policy and notice of inquiry announcing several intended practice updates to improve the efficiency of the copyright registration system and soliciting further comment on additional […]

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Relief for USPTO customers affected by COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Relief for USPTO customers affected by COVID-19 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers the effects of coronavirus to be an “extraordinary situation” within the meaning of 37 CFR 1.183 and 37 CFR 2.146 for affected patent and trademark applicants, […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: March 21 – 22, 2020

March 16, 2020
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Closure of USPTO facilities to the public

March 16, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Closure of USPTO facilities to the public Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the public and USPTO employees, all USPTO offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, […]

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USPTO update on in-person meetings

March 13, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert USPTO update on in-person meetings Until further notice, examiner and examining attorney interviews, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) oral hearings, and other similar in-person meetings with parties and stakeholders scheduled to take place at […]

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Access the U.S. Copyright Office Online During Temporary Building Closure

March 13, 2020

NewsNet 804 March 13, 2020 Access the U.S. Copyright Office Online During Temporary Building Closure Out of an abundance of caution, all Library of Congress buildings, which includes the U.S. Copyright Office, will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. If […]

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View the status of USPTO events on our website

March 12, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert View the status of USPTO events on our website The Events page on USPTO.gov is the best place to find an up-to-date list of upcoming USPTO events. If an event will be postponed or canceled, we will update the listing to reflect […]

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Copyright eService Maintenance and Updates: March 14 – 15, 2020

March 11, 2020
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Submit NMTI nominations; informational webinar now available

March 10, 2020

Nominations due by April 3 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. USPTO Alert Submit NMTI nominations; informational webinar now available We are seeking nominations for the 2020 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). The NMTI is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the […]

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NewsNet 803: Copyright Office Announces Webinar on Fee Adjustments

March 9, 2020

NewsNet 803 March 9, 2020 Copyright Office Announces Webinar on Fee Adjustments The Copyright Office will host a webinar on its new fee schedule on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. The Office is adopting a new fee schedule for registration, recordation, record retrieval, search and certification, the Licensing Division, and other […]

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Fee schedule update

March 5, 2020

Effective 3/1 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Patent Alert Fee schedule update The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective March 1: PCT Fees to Foreign Offices 1715: International search (ILPO) – fee increase from $1,016 to $1,036 The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for […]