Changes to the Requirements for Specimens of Trademark Use

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; A Final Rule issued by the USPTO making electronic filing mandatory for trademark submissions and amending the requirements for acceptable specimens of use is now in effect. Commencing on February 15, 2020, trademark applicants and registrants will be required to: -File their trademark applications and documents concerning… Read more

Category: Patents

Second Edition of the America Invents Act (AIA) Trial Practice Guide

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a second edition of the America Invents Act (AIA) Trial Practice Guide to incorporate updates released in August 2018 and July 2019 into the original August 2012 Practice Guide.  The new Practice Guide also contains updates regarding: Here… Read more

Category: Patents

Obviousness Based on the Rational of Mere “Design Choice”

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; One question facing inventors is whether their invention is patentable in view of what is known in the prior art, namely, all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to the originality of an… Read more

Category: Patents

What is a Patent Application?

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; What is a patent application? It’s just a request for a grant of a patent described in a specification and claimed by a set of one or more claims that define, in technical terms, the scope of sought protection. The more patent applications I write, the less… Read more

Category: Patents

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