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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

27 June 2017

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Food Productivity Correlates with Biotech Patents

Yesterday the MIT Technology Review reported that researchers who have studied the yield of hybrid corn in the U.S. since 1985 have reported a correlation with the levels of biotech patenting, such as patents on new seed varieties, and food productivity.

India Grants Trademark to Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Image

On Sunday The Hindu reported that India’s Trade Mark Registry has granted the first image trademark to Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Other structures around the world with trademarks include the Empire State Building in New York City, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and Sydney’s Opera House.


Law & Advocacy

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 USPTO BUDGET WILL ALLOW HIRING, SATELLITE OFFICES

During the quarterly meeting of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), Chief Financial Officer TONY SCARDINO reported that the 2014 appropriations bill signed in January funds the USPTO at $3.024 billion – $90.8 million above the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $238.3 million above the fiscal 2013 sequestration level. The budget will allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners and 63 administrative patent judges and provides funding related to opening satellite offices in San Jose, Denver, and Dallas. Projected 2014 spending is estimated at $2.948 billion. The White House will release its fiscal 2015 budget on March 4.


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