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General Information on Patents: Importance of Filing Applications Promptly

A patent application must be filed in accordance with the United States patent laws. One of the most critical requirements of our patent laws is that a patent application must be filed promptly. As of March 16, 2013, patents will be awarded to the first inventor to file a patent application for a particular invention.…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Enacts a New Rule Mandating Electronic Filing for Trademark Submissions

Subject to limited exceptions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is enacting a new rule that mandates electronic filing for trademark submissions. In particular, trademark applicants and registrants will be required to: File their trademark applications and documents concerning trademark applications and registrations online using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Electronic Application System;…

USPTO seeks comments on artificial intelligence and innovation

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued two notices in the Federal Register regarding the impact of artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies on intellectual property law and policy. The notices seek to gather information on a variety of topics, including patent examination policy on whether new forms of intellectual property protection are needed. To…

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