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List of days in 2014 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed corrigendum Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 June 2014 concerning the online filing of the demand under PCT Chapter II Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to publish ... (more)
13/673,270 with claims that cover methods for identifying and determining unknown substances using enhanced photoemission spectroscopy .
Now that it's been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might've thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed.
Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries - and even bonuses - while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found.
Keith Alexander is trying to explain himself. The former director of the NSA stoked astonishment when reports surfaced that he would ask from $600,000 to as much as $1 million per month as a cybersecurity consultant.
Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications.
The Foundation recently modified the Wikipedia editing terms, making it a requirement for editors to disclose whether or not they have been paid to make changes to pages.
Harold P. Weinberger, Jonathan M. Wagner, and Norman C. Simon write: Since its enactment in 1947, Section 43 of the Lanham Act - the federal false advertising statute - has rarely been addressed by the Supreme Court.
When it comes to keeping trade secrets, well, a secret, Motorola has been doing a pretty good job thus far, although one cannot say the same about the Moto 360 smartwatch .
Virtually every lawyer is familiar with the rules versus standards trade-off. Rules provide clearer guidance but sometimes produce bad results .
For many companies, the concept of an intellectual property portfolio often means a handful of utility patents, a trademark or two, and maybe some copyrights.
When "Brand Protection" is discussed in the advertising context, trademark protection is typically what comes to mind.
The deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said on Wednesday that "legislative clarification" is still possible on the issue of fee-shifting in patent lawsuits, even after two Supreme Court decisions on the matter earlier this year.
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Paralegals hired by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to handle a backlog of appeals and cases were actually paid more than $5 million to perform no work, according to the Commerce Department's Inspector General .
EPlus first sued Lawson, an ERP company Infor acquired in 2011, in 2009, alleging that a number of configurations of Lawson's procurement software infringed on patents it held.
The directorship of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has sat vacant for more than 16 months, at once a reflection the fact that the world of patents has long been what one veteran observer calls a "backwater" and that it isn't anymore - especially as the technology world has rapidly gained political might and turned its attention to ... (more)
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