2023 was a relatively quiet year in the patent world. Nevertheless, there were a few major developments, including a Supreme Court decision that directly affects patent applicants and several pieces of proposed legislation that would make significant changes to patent law.
If you took your holiday weekend in an off-grid cabin, you may be unaware that Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta launched a new app last week, much to Elon Musk’s ire. If your phone is an extension of your body like the rest of us, how are you liking Threads?
In 2016, the USPTO launched the Patents 4 Patients program to support the $1 billion National Cancer Moonshot initiative. In September of this year, the USPTO announced that the pilot program would be extended through January 31, 2023.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO) have announced a partnership to facilitate the resolution of disputes related to standard essential patents (SEPs).
We are nearing the halfway point of 2022, with a new director at the USPTO, another opportunity to clarify the §101 patent eligibility framework, and a pair of bills poised to innovate the semiconductor industry. Here’s what you need to know about the year in patents so far.