Canadian Regulations for Late National Phase Entry to Change

If you have a PCT application that needs to be nationalized in Canada, it's important to be aware of new changes to the regulations for late entry. According to CIPO, if your application's International Filing Date falls out before October 30, 2019, the deadline for national entry is still 30 months from the earliest priority [...]

By |2019-12-10T10:15:42+00:00December 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Communication Tools for Your Intellectual Property Firm

Clear communication is the "Red Thread" for a truly successful business. Smaller law firms may be ok relying on email and phones, but for larger firms with more clients and staff, these basic communication lines may not be enough. Fortunately, there are excellent communication tools available that can help you streamline your business and more [...]

By |2019-08-29T08:37:08+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of July 23, 2019 We're back with the weekly IP roundup! In this week's IP roundup we have: Veteran Organizations at War The Samsung Coin isn't Samsung Google Ad Platform Under Attack Facebook Improves Moderation An ongoing trademark battle is putting the welfare of US veterans at risk. The Military Order of the Purple Heart, which offers services [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:04:28+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments

Preparing for Vulgar Trademarks? Don’t Put the Earmuffs on Just Yet

The Lanham Act held back scandalous and offensive trademarks for over 70 years, but the recent case of Iancu vs. Brunetti may open the floodgates. In this case, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that restricting these trademarks restricts free speech. With this decision, the USPTO can no longer deny trademark registration due [...]

By |2019-07-25T07:45:49+00:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of July 15, 2019 In this week's IP roundup we have: The New York Times suggests pharma patent fix Qualcomm tries to hold back the flood Huawei Mobile has a new OS trademark Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen team up IBM goes full Transformer Intel pulls back its auction The New York Times has something to say about [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:22:27+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments

Why Should You Be a Mentor

We know that it is important for lawyers to have mentors, but there needs to be mentors available for them to learn from. With the heavy caseload that many of you senior IP attorneys have, the idea of adding a young lawyer to mentor might sound like an added weight to bear. This is not [...]

By |2019-07-15T09:03:49+00:00July 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of July 8, 2019   In this week's news: Intel puts 8,000 patents on the auction block Kim Kardashian backs down on a trademark HairBnB gets put in the pound Samsung has another great patent The USPTO has a new policy restricting foreign trademark filing The case of Iancu vs Brunetti closed last week, with the Supreme Court [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:16:10+00:00July 8th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments

Reluctance Towards New Technology Among IP Attorneys

Intellectual property attorneys serve a world of innovation. They protect inventors and businesses seeking to change the way we do things. It only makes sense that the field of intellectual property also has its own innovations. The PCT Network with its one-of-a-kind business model is an example of innovation in the field. There are many [...]

By |2019-07-10T14:04:06+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Fulfill Your Potential with a Mentor

As children, we needed role models to guide us in becoming the successful adults that we are today. Our parents, grandparents, teachers, and other adults with years of experience living mentored us in proper living. As we grow older, our need for mentors remains, but the focus shifts to career mentors. Take a moment to [...]

By |2019-06-27T11:19:45+00:00June 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of June 25, 2019 Attempting to tackle rising drug costs, the US Congress is considering passing the “Terminating the Extension of Rights Misappropriated Act of 2019”. The bill would prevent the common practice of extending drug patents through small updates and preventing generics from entering the market. The US Food and Drug Administration is also fighting drug costs [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:11:19+00:00June 25th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments