Legal Advantage Blog
November 2015

Bioremediation: A Green Revolution

Bioremediation encompasses a broad range of techniques within itself. Different methods to treat polluted site are phytoremediation, phytostabilization, phytosequestration, biostimulation, bioattenua...
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May 2015

United States Joins the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement - International Registration of Industrial Designs

As of May 13th, 2015, inventors in the United States have new options for filing design patents in over 62 countries in one stroke Previously, U.S. applicants seeking protection for industrial design...
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Legal Advantage LLC Welcomes Our New Colleague in Chicago

Legal Advantage LLC is pleased to announce that Jeff Keenan (JK) has joined our office in downtown Chicago. JK hails from a background in digital and traditional art. He received his education from th...
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September 2012

Spurious Patents

Many people bemoan the state of today’s patent system. Backlogs in examination have grown to amazing dimensions. In 2011 the number of US applications awaiting examination was reported as being just ...
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June 2011

USPTO Appoints New Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the appointment of Mary Boney Denison as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations. In her new position, Ms. Denison will overs...
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Peer to Patent System Launches in the UK

The Minister for Intellectual property, Baroness Wilcox, launched an innovative new tool to help improve the patent application process where experts from the scientific and technology communities vie...
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European Patent Office Applicant Increase in 2010

The European Patent Office (EPO) has published its 2010 patent filing statistics, and records have been broken. The EPO received 235,000 patent filings which is an 11% increase over 2009, and sets the...
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May 2011

USPTO Studying Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson Decision

Washington – Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is carefully studying the important en banc decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in...
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USPTO Announces U.S. Government-Wide Intellectual Property Training Database

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in cooperation with the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), today announced the launch of a new onl...
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USPTO and Swedish Patent Office Partner on Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new pilot project for the Patent Prosecution Highway with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) based o...
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