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Former USPTO Official Drew Hirshfeld Joins Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as Principal

We are very pleased to announce that Drew Hirshfeld will be joining SLW on June 27 as a Principal. Drew has been a long-tenured employee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and was named one of Managing IP’s Top 50 Most Influential People … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property in Russia

Guest Post from Thomas C. Carey | Chair, Business Practice Group, at Sunstein LLP The Russian war on Ukraine has resulted in a series of US sanctions and Russian countermeasures that have disrupted the coordination of patent and trademark rights … Continue reading

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Want an Expedited Decision on your Appeal? Use the USPTO’s Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program

Guest post from the USPTO: What is the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program? Under the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, appellants can have their ex parte appeals advanced out of turn. Appellants simply file a petition to request fast-track review of their … Continue reading

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USPTO Announces Program to Eliminate Filing Fees in Exchange for Early Publication of COVID-19 Applications

Since all the other commentators are posting about this Notification, I thought I should say a few words as well. The USPTO will eliminate the filing fees for applicants who agree to publish their COVID-19-related provisional applications in a PTO-managed … Continue reading

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