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...

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...

China IP
Starting in 2017, the China National Intellectual Property Administration began giving utility model applications increased scrutiny during the formal examination stage. This ramped up in 2018, and now CNIPA is regularly issuing rejections. In recognition of China’s increasing importance in the global IP landscape, patent applications in China by U.S.-based applicants have steadily increased in...

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...

Apple
Apple has filed a patent for a complex mixed reality headset, potentially including sensors that track users’ facial features, eyes, and hands. Variety reported on the patent application earlier today; it was published last week and originally filed in March 2019. It’s part of a long string of Apple mixed (or augmented) reality patents, and, like its predecessors, it indicates that Apple is...