The DASHBOARD Act

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) have this week introduced the Dashboard Act, which proposes to require “commercial data operators” (defined as businesses with over 100 million monthly users) to disclose the types of data collected, and provide their users with an assessment of the value of that data. Additional proposals […]

PTA Determinations after 84 F.R. 20343/Supernus

On May 9, 2019, the USPTO issued a notice concerning its patent term adjustment procedures in light of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu, 913 F.3d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2019). Although the notice states that the USPTO would be modifying its procedures in light of Supernus, it is not, doing so. […]

“Microboutiques Aim to Attract Patent Work with Experience”

This article, by Ryan Davis on Law360, hits the nail on the head. As with microboutiques, when you hire a solo, you know who is doing your work. And, it is typically someone with at least partner level experience but that is yet able bill at a much lower rate due to the lesser overhead […]

2nd Year of IP5 PCT Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot to Start July 1, 2019

The 5 participating offices are the European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC and the USPTO. On July 1, those offices that had reached their year one goals (the USPTO was one such ISA), will begin accepting applications for admission into the second year of the pilot. […]

US China Trade Negotiations – Well, that didn’t go as planned

A little over a month ago, I attended Managing IP’s US Patent Forum in NYC and heard an excellent presentation by Ellen Syzmanski, of the US Chamber of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center. Among other things, and a little ahead of the news that broke in the next couple of days, Ms. Syzmanski mentioned that […]