MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

Art MacCord is a patent attorney with 38 years of experience. He keeps an eye on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office for new rules and practice tips of interest to intellectual property attorneys. Please see below for the most recent updates.

Improved Functionality for Global Dossier for Patents

Request for Comments on Determining Whether a Patent Claim Element Is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility

Changes in Examination Procedure Pertaining to Subject Matter Eligibility

Copyright Office Proposes Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

Streamlined protest procedure for reporting improper trademark specimens

National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2018 class of inductees.

Examination guide on international trademark class headings

Notice of Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Ninth Edition, Revision of January 2018

Changes to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations at the USPTO


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