November 16, 2010
On November 10, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) announced that its Green Technology Pilot Program, which allows
green technology patent applications to be expedited, is being extended
until December 31, 2011. Initially, the pilot...
The USPTO Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2010 provides a
comprehensive summary of program and financial results and is
structured to help the President, the Congress, and the American public
assess our performance relative to our mission and accountability for
our financial resources...
The House Judiciary Committee Intellectual Property Subcommittee
held a USPTO Oversight Hearing entitled "How an Improved US Patent
and Trademark Office Can Create Jobs". Witnesses included: (1) PTO Director David Kappos; (2)
Intellectual Property Owners Association President Doug Norman;...
In an opinion issued on July 8, 2015, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel the registration of the Washington Redskins football team's six trademarks pursuant to Section...