Trademark
As the Government of India has been very supportive by providing various reliefs for MSMEs and with the recent “Make in India” drive, giving a promising outlook, it thus, makes trademarks as the most important IP asset for MSMEs as they now stand a chance to make their mark even more extensively and literally. While MSMEs, in my experience, do understand trademarks, but their...

AI Patent
Patent applications have been filed on behalf of a machine called Dabus that used AI to design two products. If successful it is believed that it will be the first time a machine has been recognized as a creator by patent offices. Applications have been made to the US, EU and UK patent offices to recognize that the machine is the inventor of a plastic food container and a...

Wipo-Madrid
Requirement to be Represented by a U.S.‑Licensed Attorney to Conduct Business Before the Office:  United States of America The USPTO has provided information concerning a new requirement to be represented by a U.S.‑licensed attorney to conduct business before the USPTO.  This new requirement will come into effect on August 3, 2019, and will apply to holders of...

Cognition IP
Cognition IP today announced the close of a $2.8 million funding round for its legal services AI. Trained with text from patent filings, its tools are made to augment human lawyers and help startups obtain patents and search existing intellectual property claims. Cognition IP delivers intellectual property law services at a fixed rate, instead of adopting the hourly approach common among...

Fix Patents, Not Prices
Capping the price of drugs without fixing the root problem will only lead to fewer Americans having access to the lifesaving drugs they need.   Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a frontrunner in the Democratic nominating contest for president, recently announced her plan, titled “People over Profit,” to solve the nation’s ongoing crisis regarding the ever-rising prices of pharmaceutical drugs. The...