After the jump, learn more about these three innovative exhibits that you can visit in Washington DC!
After the jump, learn more about each award, who can be nominated, and how to nominate them!
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a patent citation tool, with similar functions to the PatBase citation features, that was also free? Thanks to the EPO, JPO, and USPTO, such a tool now exists. The Common Citation Document (CCD) allows users to view documents cited by the EPO, USPTO, JPO, and PCT citations for patent families related to a specific patent application. The CCD application includes the capability to view full-text of cited patent documents, the division of cited documents in a list by source of citation and connection to a specific patent application, the category of relevance for EPO citations, a compilation of “classifications and fields searched” for an entire patent family, and a timeline view to illustrate the time span for a collection of citations.
Read on for a detailed description of the coverage, features, and functions of the CCD application!
The art and science of patent searching can be a very personal subject. Patent analysts often gravitate towards using search systems, browsers, or tools that reflect their sensibilities and needs. This means that two excellent patent analysts might use an altogether different setup and be equally productive.
Today we’ll look at another Google Chrome extension that can help your patent searching abilities: Petapator.
Petapator is a continuation of the Aspator add-on for Firefox by the same author, serving to enhance search on the USPTO website with a number of neat features that can save users time and add to their prior art toolbelt.
Read on as we take a look at Petapator and how it can help you enhance your search on the USPTO website!
It’s a little more than a year away, and it’s going to change patent information in a big way.
What is it?
It’s the Cooperative Patent Classification.
Last week the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a homepage for the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). This important milestone denotes progress on this giant and important project that we continue to be excited about.
Read along as we tell you the state of the CPC, why it’s important, and where we’re headed!
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The PATINEX 2011 Expo in Seoul, Korea was a great event that provided numerous insights into the worldwide patent landscape. The two keynote speakers, US CAFC Chief Judge Randall R. Rader and USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Stanek Rea, were especially impressive and had a lot of interesting things to say about the future of the patent system in the United States.
What follows are some notes from what they said at PATINEX as well as some editorial insight.
Today we’re proud to bring you an extensive and fascinating interview with Marla Grossman, the Executive Director of the Coalition for Patent and Trademark Information Dissemination. We discuss a range of topics related to patent information and the US patent system that we know you’ll enjoy.
Marla Grossman joined American Continental Group in 2010 and brings a reputation for being one of the nation’s preeminent IP and technology lobbyists. Through her wide network of contacts in the Washington community and across the country, she has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients, including associations and Fortune 500® technology, health care, financial and traditional manufacturing companies. She brings ACG’s clients expertise in strategic public policy planning and representation before federal agencies and Congress.
Before joining ACG, Ms. Grossman was a partner at PCT Government relations, a consulting firm focused on IP and technology government relations matters. Prior to that, Ms. Grossman was a partner at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand (now part of DLA Piper US LLP), where she headed the Internet Ventures Practice Group.
Ms. Grossman has lectured extensively on IP, technology and entertainment issues and has served as a guest lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1995-2000. Ms. Grossman received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa). She is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
Why might the USPTO be headed down a dangerous path with regards to data quality? What’s the best path forward for patent office collaboration? Will the USPTO get the funding it needs? Read on to find out!
The patent information industry is a swift and deep river of information. There’s so much new info every day that one needs to come up with a plan just to stay abreast of the state of the profession. On the other hand, each distinct topic and subtopic could be delved into for days to years at a time. Consider Alien Property Custodian documents or F-Index/F-Terms — both subjects that are steeped in patent history and varying degrees of present-day relevance that can help one understand this industry.
With that in mind, in addition to Intellogist, it helps to have a variety of current awareness sources at hand with which to better navigate this information river.
Today I’ll be telling you a little bit about the Patent Information News publication from the European Patent Office (EPO). I’ll tell you what it comprises and why you should be following this free information source. Read on as we examine the Patent Information News!
Introductory Note: Welcome back to “Gear Grinder with Danny Rooney.” This week we have Danny’s chipper cousin Stevie to fill in. We aim to bring this series to you on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Here are our previous installments: #1, #2, #3, and #4. This post is based on a fictitious character!
Like our distant cousin Wayne, Danny Rooney’s been suspended this week for getting his gears ground a little too hard and dropping some choice swear-bombs on the unassuming children across the world.
In his place I, Stevie Rooney, will be bringing you something to smile about regarding the patent world. Inspired by a blog post I saw about a child’s reaction to finding out that their parent was a patent researcher, today I’ll be talking about the USPTO’s fun website designed to educate kids about the world of intellectual property. Read on for the antidote to being grumpy at work!