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 June 13, 2019

IP5 Preparing for ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ The recent IP5, a gathering between the world’s largest intellectual property offices, convened this past week in Korea. Leaders of the five offices (United States, China, Japan, European Union, and Korea) discussed cooperation on an international scale and the important topic of handling rising technologies. At the end of [...]

By |2019-06-13T14:17:08+00:00June 13th, 2019|Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments

Expressing Gratitude for Clients

A patent by the Futurus Group was recently filed for an algorithm that predicts gratitude among patients. The gratitude levels are then used to determine who will be more likely to donate to the healthcare provider. According to their research, high-gratitude patients were more likely to donate than high-wealth patients. Nobody should be surprised, gratitude [...]

By |2019-06-17T13:25:10+00:00June 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of June 6, 2019

Below are a few of our favorite intellectual property stories from this past week. New AI Can Detect Gratitude The Futurus Group in California has announced that they are seeking a patent for their proprietary gratitude prediction machine learning model, Gratitude to Give (G2G.) G2G uses a unique algorithm to detect gratitude within the healthcare [...]

By |2019-06-12T13:11:28+00:00June 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of May 30, 2019

US vs. China Births a New OS A centerpiece in current tensions between the United States and China, Huawei has seen some ups and downs these past few months. When a ban was first enacted, Google, among several companies fearful of economic sanctions, withdrew from conducting business with Huawei. This dealt a huge blow to [...]

By |2019-05-30T13:25:14+00:00May 30th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The PCT Network at INTA 2019: Our Takeaway

Last week, thousands of intellectual property professionals from throughout the world gathered together in Boston for one of the year’s biggest IP conferences, the INTA Annual Meeting. The offices of The PCT Network kicked into high gear preparing for the big event, and when it came around we were not disappointed. Still inspired by the [...]

By |2019-05-28T14:37:44+00:00May 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of May 23, 2019

While you were busy at INTA you may have missed out on some great stories from this week. Don't worry, our Weekly IP Industry Roundup is always here ready to get you caught up to speed. “Brexit” Deemed an Offensive Term by EU A British brewery has attempted to register their new line of beer [...]

By |2019-05-23T13:37:30+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of May 16, 2019

We missed you last week as we were in the midst of getting ready for our big trip to INTA next week, but we're back with a new roundup for this week! Outside of our roundup, the biggest news, of course, is that next week is INTA 2019 in Boston, and we're going to be [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:07:30+00:00May 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Get More from Your IP Conference Experience

Intellectual property conferences are exciting opportunities for deepening engagement with the field through fascinating sessions and great networking opportunities. For many, these IP conferences also come with the excitement of social events, (free) food, and travel. At the same time, mazelike event halls, encyclopedia-sized program books, and massive crowds can be overwhelming, especially for first-time [...]

By |2019-05-08T06:31:05+00:00May 7th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of May 2, 2019

Singapore Pushes for AI Innovation Singapore is seeking to boost innovation and become a leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) through a new fast-track patent program. The new fast-track will process applications relating to AI in as little as 6 months, much faster than the standard application process that takes two to four [...]

By |2019-05-26T14:55:23+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments