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ASU Ranked Top 30 in University Patents 2016

ASU has celebrated a record-breaking year in patents.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), recently released its list of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Uti… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/asu-ranked-top-30-university-patents-2016/

Begin with the End in Mind at Global Patent Solutions

Do your clients ask for faster resolution, lower costs, or higher allowance rates? These aspirations are awesome—but they are difficult goals if you don’t have a plan to execute. If improving outcomes in your practice feels like an impossible task, take a…
By David Miller Have you heard the joke about patent prosecution being like a taxi ride? According to the punchline, you don’t know what the ride will cost until it is over. Ther… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/begin-end-mind-global-patent-solutions/

Unified Patents & RPX Weigh in: 2016 Patent Litigation Down

U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases down by 24.8%
According to the most recent numbers from Unified Patents, U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases allegedly dropping by 24.8% from 2015.  In its 2016 … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/2016-patent-litigation-numbers-trends/

USPTO Publishes Success with PAR for FY 2016

The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016.
The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016, an annual report designed to share information on the USPTO's programs and their… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/uspto-publishes-success-par-fy-2016/

GPS at the AIPLA Annual Conference October 27-29

Global Patent Solutions is happy to be a major participant at the 2016 AIPLA Annual Conference.
The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association is holding their annual conference October 27-29 in Washington D.C., and Global Patent Solutions is happy to be a major part… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/gps-aipla-annual-conference-october-27-29/

Patents for Humanity, Innovation for the Greater Good

The USPTO recently announced this year’s winners for the Patents for Humanity program.
The USPTO recently announced this year’s winners for the Patents for Humanity program, a competition designed to recognize those using their patented technology to meet some of th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/patents-humanity-innovation-greater-good/

Supreme Court Backs USPTO in Patent Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee.
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the Unit… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/06/supreme-court-backs-uspto-patent-case/

USPTO Proposes New Rules for PTAB Trials

The USPTO is continuing to amend the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
With its “Road Show Series” already underway, the USPTO is continuing to amend the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Office’s first set of… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/08/uspto-proposes-new-rules-ptab-trials/

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves USPTO's Michelle Lee

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted that Michelle Lee formally fill the role of director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Just recently the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted that Michelle Lee formally fill the role of director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Though Lee has unoffici… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/03/senate-judiciary-committee-approves-usptos-michelle-lee/

IBM Ranked Number One in Patents for 22nd Year

According to the IFI Claims Patent Services annual ranking, IBM is still number one when it comes to the top U.S. patent recipients of 2014.
According to the IFI Claims Patent Services annual ranking, IBM is still number one when it comes to the top U.S. patent recipients of 2014.  It's the company's 22nd consecutive y… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/01/ibm-ranked-number-one-patents-22nd-year/

USPTO Launches New Initiative for 2015

Deputy Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee, is working hard to bring patent quality back to the forefront.
Deputy Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee, is working hard to bring patent quality back to the forefront.    During a discussion at the Brookings Institution, Lee announced… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/01/uspto-launches-new-initiative-2015/

Google Pulls in Patents under Track One Program

Google has received 875 expedited patents- 14% of all patents issued under Track One.
In 2011, with the America Invents Act, the USPTO started a new program offering prioritized patent examination for those willing to pay an additional fee.  With Track One, applica… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/10/google-pulls-patents-under-track-one-program/

USPTO Adds Schools to Law School Clinic Certification Program

The USPTO recently made the announcement that 19 new schools will join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program, providing pro bono legal services to the public.
The USPTO recently made the announcement that 19 new schools will join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program, providing pro bono legal services to the public. … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/09/uspto-adds-schools-law-school-clinic-certification-program/

ALS Association Pulls Trademark Apps for Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone from fun Facebook video to social media sensation in just a couple of short months.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone from fun Facebook video to social media sensation in just a couple of short months.  Nominees of the challenge have 24 hours to either donate… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/09/als-association-pulls-trademark-apps-ice-bucket-challenge/

Washington Redskins Lose Trademark, File Appeal

As the 2014 football season approaches, controversy over the Washington Redskins team name continues to build.
As the 2014 football season approaches, controversy over the Washington Redskins team name continues to build. In June, the USPTO made the bold decision to take away six of the… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/08/washington-redskins-lose-trademark-file-appeal/

Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stupid Patent of the Month”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken on a new project in an effort to emphasize the need for patent reform.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken on a new project in an effort to emphasize the need for patent reform.  Patent legislation may be in a temporary standstill, but th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/08/electronic-frontier-foundations-stupid-patent-month/

22nd Century's Patent to Produce Reduced-Risk Tobacco Products

22nd Century Group, a plant biotechnology company, was recently granted two patents related to its NBB technology that significantly reduces nicotine levels in tobacco plants.
 22nd Century Group, a plant biotechnology company, was recently granted two patents related to its NBB technology that significantly reduces nicotine levels in tobacco plants. … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/07/22nd-centurys-patent-produce-reduced-risk-tobacco-products/

Denver Public Library Hosts the Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs

The Denver Public Library will host the “Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World" exhibit through September.
The Denver Public Library is currently featuring a unique exhibit that offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the tech industry’s most influential patents.  The display, title… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/06/denver-public-library-hosts-patents-and-trademarks-steve-jobs/

IBM’s New Patent Can Help Protect You from Fraud

IBM’s recent patent for a “user-browser interaction-based fraud detection system” could help keep your identity safe.
IBM’s recent patent for a “user-browser interaction-based fraud detection system” could help keep your identity safe, particularly when it comes to log-in credentials and other se… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/06/ibms-new-patent-can-help-protect-you-fraud/

Companies Support Patents with Partnership for American Innovation

IBM, Microsoft, Pfizer, Apple, Dupont, Ford and GE have come together to form the Partnership for American Innovation, a lo...
IBM, Microsoft, Pfizer, Apple, Dupont, Ford and GE have come together to form the Partnership for American Innovation, a lobbying group in support of stronger patent protection.… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/companies-support-patents-partnership-american-innovation/

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