In cooperation with some international groups, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), conducted a 40-year comprehensive study through the end of 2016 profiling women inventors as they appear on US patents.
June 18, 2018, was a very important day in the world of U.S. patents. It was a landmark, a real milestone because, on June 18th, patent number 10 million was issued. What’s interesting is that it took 120 years to reach the millionth patent — but if you look at how things have progressed, the […]
Every so often, I get a phone call from somebody who says, “Help! My trademark application was rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO].” Rejections of trademark registration applications are more unusual than patent application rejections. As I’ve explained in previous articles it is normal and expected that a patent application will […]