The USPTO’s Semiconductor Technology Pilot Program (STPP), announced on November 30, 2023, represents a significant initiative to boost innovation in semiconductor manufacturing. This program, supporting the CHIPS for America program, aims to expedite the patent examination process for specific semiconductor innovations.
The First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program from the USPTO fast-tracks the first Office action for first-time utility patent applicants. This removes barriers, allowing inventors to make decisions sooner. The program aims to make the patent system more accessible and encourage innovation from diverse individuals.
How to Legally Protect your Board Game with Intellectual Property Law Table of Contents: Say there is a game that’s been around. A lot of people are familiar with it. No one has made a board game out of it. How do you protect something that everyone knows but no one is actually selling? In…
This article considers a sub-category of trademark law that allows for some interesting board game protection. Trade Dress is an often-overlooked facet of Intellectual Property law that holds significant value for board game inventors and can offer a unique layer of protection for your board game.
Yuri Eliezer was invited to share his insights on the Conscious Design Podcast™ about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property (IP) Law.
We stand on the brink of a new era where AI could revolutionize the practice of law, particularly in the area of Intellectual Property. As Yuri Eliezer suggests, the implications are profound, from improved patent searches and drafting to potential changes in patent licensing and litigation.
Discover how to get a patent while maintaining confidentiality: Learn about provisional patent applications, the first-to-file system, and strategies for controlling disclosure in the patent application process.
With the growing adoption of e-signatures, questions and concerns have arisen regarding their legality, admissibility, and security
What are the potential cost savings and risks associated with combining multiple related inventions into a single patent application? While it may be tempting to save on filing fees, this strategy can lead to licensing and sale issues, public disclosure concerns, and invalidity risks.
A single invention (for example – an automated cleaning robot) may have many different innovations (let’s call them ‘components’) making up the entire invention. Inventors often struggle to decide if separate patent application filings are necessary for each innovation.
Trademark Protection for Board Games Jump to: Most savvy entrepreneurs know to apply for trademarks on their product names, company names, logos and slogans. Of those, inventors who make board games often go straight to patent filings and forget about the trademark analysis, as explored in my article here: This article considers a sub-category of…
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