Great stories about patents and other IP
USPTO Holds Ceremony for 2016 Winners of Patents for Humanity
Dec11

USPTO Holds Ceremony for 2016 Winners of Patents for Humanity

USPTO Patents for Humanity awarded for 2016 This year, the winners of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity award discovered new ways to administer and provide health care solutions. On November 16th, the USPTO recognized four entities – a federal agency, a university, a nonprofit and a business – at the National Press Club for their work in tackling the burden of disease. The winners were: The US Food...

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Your chance to set the USPTO agenda
Sep23

Your chance to set the USPTO agenda

The patenting process in the United States may not be broken, but it’s definitely in serious need of improvement. The officials at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are probably the first to admit that, and they are now reaching out to the IP community to get some advice. The Office recently issued a Federal Register notice, requesting written comments on two major issues: How can the USPTO better leverage other...

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