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- A History of Patents. // Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pS4
The article focuses on the history of securing patents. One must apply for a patent to be issued for a certain invention. The owner of a patent is given the right to prevent others form making, using or selling the patent without his or her permission. Three types of patents are issued by the...
- USPTO, UK LAUNCH FAST-TRACT PILOT PROGRAM. // Inventors' Digest;Oct/Nov2007, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p10
The article reports on the announcement of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Great Britain Intellectual Property Office that they are accepting applications for participation in a pilot Patent Prosecution Highway project established between the two offices. The project will...
- USPTO EXPANDS INVENTOR SUPPORT. Doll, John // Inventors' Digest;Apr/May2007, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p24
The article provides information on the initiatives under the Inventors Assistance Program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO is working with several government agencies for development of communication vehicles and information resources regarding patents and trademarks....
- Should the Patent and Trademark Office Be a Government Corporation? PRO. Kirk, Michael K. // Congressional Digest;Dec96, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p306
Presents the American Intellectual Property Law Association's position on the issue of reorganizing the US Patent & Trademark Office as a wholly owned government corporation. Advantages of such a reorganization; Need for the resulting corporation to have effective oversight mechanisms.
- Judgement protects indigenous knowledge. Sampat, Payal // World Watch;Jan/Feb98, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p8
Reports that the decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) may have a twist to the debate over intellectual property rights. Cancellation of a patent on the use of tumeric; When the patent was granted; Details on the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research which...
- Declines continue in number of petitions for IPR accepted for trial. // Inside Counsel (SyndiGate Media Inc.);1/27/2016, p6
The article reports on the three-year decline in the number of petitions for intellectual property rights (IPR) that were accepted for trial between 2013 and 2015 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as declines when it comes to review for covered business methods (CBM).
- PTO wants feedback on China's IP piracy. McCarty, Mark // Medical Device Daily;10/18/2011, Vol. 15 Issue 199, p8
The article reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has asked holders of patent, copyright and trademark in the U.S. to provide feedback on problems with patent enforcement in mainland China.
- The Patentability Standard in the United States: Part 1. Davidson, Kristi L. // Heat Treating Progress;Mar2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p21
The article discusses the patentability standard in the U.S. It identifies the criteria for patentability of claimed invention as outlined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which includes that the invention must be useful and new. It notes that filing a patent application early after an...
- Growing With Innovation. Schantz, Matthew // Indiana Business Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p47
The article offers information on the patent rights in the U.S. It offers innovators the right to stop others from making, using, selling, importing, or exporting their inventions. Moreover, patents can only be enforced after they are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Furthermore,...