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Posted on: Jul 31, 2020

Many schools throughout the Indianapolis area have chosen to push back their start dates or have an all virtual start, and it's possible that local or state officials will eventually mandate that all schools follow suit. This fall will bring even more uncertainty into our lives as we send our children back to school. So, what is a working parent to do?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

The Copyright Office is further extending the temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

Under this program, the USPTO will accept petitions to advance the review process of an initial application examination for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services. The fee for such a petition will be waived.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

Under this new program, the USPTO will accept petitions to advance the initial examination of applications for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services. Additionally, the USPTO will waive the fee for such petitions.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in United States Patent and Trademark Office, et. al., v. Booking.com B.V., (Case No. 19-46) in the first-ever virtual hearing on the intersection of trademark law and domain names. The pivotal question of this case was ripe for review given the Circuit splits on whether top-level domain names—such as “.com”—transform a generic term like BOOKING into a non-generic, registrable trademark.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently launched the COVID-19 Response Resource Center to provide stakeholders and other interested parties with improved access to USPTO initiatives, programs, and other helpful intellectual property (IP)-related information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2020

The brand new IndyBarHQ facility, opened in 2020, boasts meeting spaces now available for reservation! Our flexible meeting rooms feature state-of-the art technology, reliable wi-fi connectivity and easy access via private street-level entrances.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is accepting requests for prioritized examination of up to 500 qualifying patent applications that include at least one or more claims to a product or process related to COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program. If an application is selected for this pilot program, the USPTO will not require payment of the fee for prioritized examination set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(c) or the accompanying processing fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(i)(1).

Posted on: Jun 17, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a study titled "Adjusting to Alice" that provides the results of an examination of patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice. This study found that recent efforts by the USPTO to provide greater clarity to issues regarding subject matter eligibility have been effective in decreasing uncertainty.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020

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