COVID may have affected in-person attendance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but it didn't diminish the innovation on display. CES still reflects the future of consumer culture and technology.
The year was defined by an ongoing pandemic, the inauguration of a new president, and a generally shaky economy. Fortunately, the IP industry has continued to grow and adjust and prepare for a future that is hard to predict.
President Biden recently announced Kathi Vidal as his long-awaited nominee for Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the second woman to hold the position.
The USPTO recently issued the 2020 Citizen Centric Report. The report is a companion to its 2020 Performance and Accountability Report, and it compares the agency’s performance to previous years while providing essential facts and figures. How did the USPTO generally do in 2020?
The USPTO recently announced a companion to the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, the COVID Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program. The goal is to expedite the processing of ex-parte appeals for applications related to COVID-19.
We are 100 days into President Joe Biden’s term, and he has given little indication as to the kinds of IP policies his administration plans to pursue. However, his Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day has a few hints.
On January 19, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu announced his resignation from the agency. In his time as director, he focused on bureaucratic efficiency and clarifying patent eligibility guidelines.
As of Wednesday, January 20, we have a new president, one who has never been known as a primary voice in IP policy. We gathered up a few assessments of Joe Biden and his approach to intellectual property to see where he stands on the issues.