USPTO

Adjusting to Alice: USPTO Patent Examination Outcomes After Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

The U.S. patent system involves an interdependent and dynamic network of institutions. As one of the central institutions in this network, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) evaluates and adjusts to changes that originate in other parts of the system. Through those adjustments, the USPTO is able to optimize the timeliness and quality of patent examination while staying within th... »

The How-To: Protecting Your Intellectual Property As A Small Business

The How-To: Protecting Your Intellectual Property As A Small Business

Intellectual property is the life blood of any organization, and for small businesses, even more so! A strategic handling of a company’s intangible assets (e.g. trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents) can catapult small, local businesses toward greater global recognition. By developing and protecting their best-in-class technologies and products, they can establish themselves as market... »

Identify Your Needs and Protect Your Intellectual Property

Identify Your Needs and Protect Your Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are an excellent support structure for the brand work of a company or community and facilitate a significant competitive advantage. Protecting and managing IPR creates a foundation for profitable business and serves as a crucial risk management tool. Because intellectual property makes up an increasingly large and important part of companies’ assets, and design i... »