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Carissa Olowos

ocuses her practice on patent prosecution and litigation. She is a member of the intellectual property group, providing demonstrated experience working in heavily regulated industries including, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and oil and gas. She leverages her extensive engineering background in risk management, project management, process monitoring, process design, and process simulation to help clients meet their business objectives at every stage of product development. While in law school, Carissa served as a legal intern at Baxter International, Inc. and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Key Developments that Shaped the USPTO in 2021

“Adjusting to the new normal” is a phrase that can be used to describe the United States’ and the world’s response to the events of 2021. Almost two years into the pandemic, it is clear that COVID-19 will be around for the near future, and we all have to adjust to it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) certainly has adjusted, and business as usual is in full effect. Here’s a recap of some of the most significant developments at the USPTO in 2021.