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Global Approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) as Inventor

Rejection of patent applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI) designated as an inventor is at the center of a heated ownership debate and will continue until some resolution is arrived at. In August 2019, the European Patent Office (EPO) rejected two (2) patent applications with AI named as the inventor namely, EP 18 275 163 and EP 18 275 174.

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Anheuser Mark Infringement

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina filed a complaint in Federal Court accusing Anheuser-Busch, LLC and one of its distributors of using the tribe’s trademarks without permission in promoting and selling alcoholic beverages.

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Defend Trade Secrets Act

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. DTSA amends chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the “Espionage Act of 1996”) to provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets “if the trade secret is related to a product or service used in, or intended for use in interstate or foreign commerce.”

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Artificial Intelligence as It Relates to The Recent Crash of Boeing 737

Two deadly crashes occurred in less than six months involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes were grounded earlier in the month of March 2019 when one of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed within a short period after take-off, taking a steep nosedive. The fatal accident claimed the lives of all 157 people on board.

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AIA Relevant Prior Art

On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act commonly referred to as “AIA” was enacted into law (P.L. 112-29). President Barack Obama signed the AIA, which represented more than eight years of considerable effort to modernize the U.S. patent system.

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Small Businesses Lose Millions

Most small businesses fail to take advantage of various tax benefits available to them, most notably in the area of tax credits.

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Quantum Computing

A quantum computer uses photons that exhibit quantum effects as the underlying transport mechanism whereas a digital computer uses electrons and/or the absence of electrons as the underlying transport mechanism. A classical computer has a memory made up of bits (0,1) where each bit represents a one or zero. A quantum computer maintains a sequence of qubits.

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Claim Scope Disavowal CAFC

This report addresses the disavowal of claim scope2. When Is the Scope of a Claim Disavowed? To shed some light on this issue, we look to the latest precedential decision of the CAFC as excerpted below. This case illustrates the reason why practitioners ought to be very careful when characterizing the prior art in drafting a patent application and in answering office actions during prosecution.

On December 12, 2019, the CAFC rendered a precedential decision in the matter styled “Techtronic Industries Co. LTD., Techtronic Industries North America, Inc, One WorldTechnologies, Inc., OWT Industries, Inc., ET Technology (WUXI) Co. LTD., Appellants v.International Trade Commission (ITC) Appellee and The Chamberlain Group, Inc., Intervenor.”

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Success Act of 2018

SUCCESS Act of 2018 – Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success. In these unprecedented times at the height of a global outcry for justice and equity, it is relevant and timely to address the subject of “equity” in the Intellectual Property (IP) ecosystem, because IP did not escape nor spared by the culture of injustice, discrimination, and inequality that permeates most religious and secular institutions. Ironically, were it not for technology, the video of George Floyd’s murder would not have had such a catalyst effect on the global conscience regarding the injustice certain ethnic groups are subjected to.

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Patent-Eligible Subject

On May 12, 2016, the Federal Circuit decided Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft, et al. In 2012, Enfish filed suit against Microsoft in the district court of California, alleging that Microsoft’s ADO.NET product infringes several patents related to Enfish patented “self-referential” database.

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The Need for Signal Claims

In view of the recent decision of In Re Petus A.C.M. Nuijten, signal claims are deemed directed to the non-statutory subject matter and thus, not eligible for patent protection. This decision, however, appears to be inconsistent with precedents and the intent of Congress.

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The Art of Claims Drafting

On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee. The case was first brought in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which concluded that Cuozzo’s claims 10, 14, and 17 were obvious in light of three (3) prior art patents.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 35 Usc 101

Honorable Senator Coons, we followed with great interest the hearings of the Senate IP (Intellectual Property) Subcommittee regarding proposed changes to 35 USC Section 101. We have also reviewed the proposed amendment to the same. We believe that the proposed amendment fixes most of the problems battled by the courts, the USPTO, and the patent community in general in the past years. However, the proposed amendment does not address two categories of claims that should be patent-eligible under 35 USC Section 101, which the courts have deemed patent ineligible. These categories are: (1) the so-called signal claims and (2) software claims.

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Risk Assessment

Unfortunately, in today’s world, a single day does not go by without reading about a cybersecurity breach somewhere around the globe, whether related to commercial operations, industry, government units, healthcare institutions, financial entities, political parties, and personal data.

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Government Publications

Intellectual Property And the U.S. Economy: Third Edition

In 2012, the Department of Commerce issued a report titled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” (hereafter, the 2012 report). The report identifed the industries that rely most heavily on intellectual property (IP)—patents, trademarks, or copyrights—as IP-intensive and estimated their contribution to the U.S. economy.

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Medicaid Estate Claims: Perpetuating Poverty & Inequality for a Minimal Return

Federal law requires state Medicaid programs to seek repayment of specified Medicaid benefits, even if the statewould prefer not to seek such recovery. The Medicaid program’s claim is enforced against the heirs of now deceased persons who relied on Medicaid, forcing the heirs in many cases to sell a family home that otherwise would have been passed down.

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As the Supreme Court reaffirmed in 2012, facilitating the dissemination of creative expression is an important means of fulfilling the constitutional mandate to “promote the Progress of Science” through the copyright system.

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Trademark Classification

To strengthen the position of the United States as the world’s leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country’s economy.

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Stronger Patents Act of 2017

As the Supreme Court Reaffirmed in 2012, Facilitating the Dissemination of Creative Expression Is an Important Means of Fulfilling the Constitutional Mandate to “promote the Progress of Science” Through the Copyright System.

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Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

A key priority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is to maintain
United States leadership in innovation, especially in emerging technologies, including
artificial intelligence (AI). To further this goal, the USPTO has been actively engaging with
the innovation community and experts in AI to promote the understanding and reliability of
intellectual property (IP) rights in relation to AI technology

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