Press Releases

New Coalition Launches to Celebrate and Protect the Bayh-Dole Act

WASHINGTON (February 19) – Today, a diverse group of research and scientific organizations, as well as those directly involved in commercializing new products, launched Bayh-Dole 40, a coalition that will celebrate and protect the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, better known as the “Bayh-Dole Act.” The Bayh-Dole Act has empowered universities, small businesses, and nonprofits that have…

Meet With the Key Influencers Shaping Paragraph IV Litigation this April

As the industry prepares to address the fall out of global pharmaceutical patent losses of billions of dollars on the Hatch-Waxman landscape, ACI’s Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference has never been more relevant. Coming back to New York for its 14th iteration, Paragraph IV Disputes will take place on April 27-28 at the Conrad Hotel. Each spring, leading pharmaceutical patent litigators for…

Snibble Corp Files for Patent Protection on its Unique Social Video Platform

TORONTO Feb 7, 2020: Snibble, the world’s first premium social video platform, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of a provisional patent that covers the integration of streaming video and social media securing the company’s technical advantage in the fast-growing video streaming business. The patent for invention application number 62/966,068 is for a wireless system…

USPTO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property launch new worksharing arrangement

USPTO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) launch new worksharing arrangement Agreement makes it easier and faster obtain a patent in Mexico WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) agreed to launch a new worksharing arrangement that will accelerate the process of obtaining a patent in Mexico for…

GLS Capital Raises $345 Million for Litigation Finance Fund

  GLS CAPITAL RAISES $345 MILLION FOR LITIGATION FINANCE FUND Trio of industry veterans launch fund to finance commercial and intellectual property litigation CHICAGO – Jan. 27, 2020 — GLS Capital, LLC announced the completion of fundraising of its inaugural litigation finance fund, GLS Capital Partners Fund I, LP. Together with its affiliates, the Fund has investor commitments totaling more…

Leason Ellis, Boutique IP Law Leader, Promotes Jordan Garner and Lauren Emerson

New Partner Promotions Continue The Expansion Of The All-Star Team’s Capabilities Lauren Emerson joined Leason Ellis in 2017 as Counsel. Over the last two years at Leason Ellis, Lauren has become an integral part of our clients’ success and an emerging leader on the Firm’s bench of powerhouse lawyers. Peter Sloane, Chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at…

Cypris Launches Membership Providing Access to Over 600 Patent Opportunities From 6 Leading Universities.

New York City based startup, Cypris has launched an all access membership which includes access to over 600 patent opportunities across 164 categories. Launched in October ‘19, Cypris is accumulating & organizing valuable patent offerings in one central location with a special focus on University owned technologies. The Cypris All Access membership includes patent grant monitoring services within specific fields…

Kyle J. Glover Named Pierce Atwood Partner

PORTLAND, MAINE – January 8, 2020 – Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Kyle J. Glover has become a partner in the firm. Glover assists clients with a wide range of matters related to the negotiation of technology and intellectual property transactions, the prosecution and protection of trademarks, and compliance with data privacy and security requirements. In…

12th Annual Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Returns to Amsterdam February, 2020

Be part of the only event where the “Who’s Who” of the European Life Sciences Patent Bar gather each year to shape patent litigation policies and procedures. Important subject matters to discuss presented by renowned specialists. An important conference to attend.” — M. Rocha, ABREU ADVOGADOS C5’s Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation conference, taking place on 25-26 February 2020 in…

Jay Hoffman Appointed USPTO Chief Financial Officer

New executive will oversee $3B budget and serve as principal financial advisor to the director WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the appointment of Jay Hoffman as the agency’s chief financial officer (CFO). Hoffman’s first full day in his new role will be Monday, January 6, 2020. As CFO, Hoffman will oversee an annual…

Cantor Colburn Announces Promotions for 2020

January 1, 2020 – Cantor Colburn LLP, the #3 patent law firm in the country, welcomes the new year with the promotion of attorneys Tanmay Dharmadhikari, Usha Parker, and Ian M. Wasser, Ph.D. to Counsel and patent agent Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D. to Senior Patent Agent. These promotions span four offices: Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Houston and Hartford. “These professionals provide outstanding…

BlackBoiler Issued Patents from USPTO for AI-Assisted Contract Review Tool

Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2019 —BlackBoiler, an AI-based pre-execution contract company, today announced it has been issued four patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its AI-assisted review product. BlackBoiler’s patented technology dramatically reduces the amount of time that lawyers and other professionals spend reviewing and marking up documents such as NDAs, service agreements, and other…

Carmichael IP Lands DC Goodwin IP Partner Stephen Schreiner

Jim Carmichael, founder of Carmichael IP, announced that highly regarded intellectual property attorney Stephen Schreiner is the newest partner in the firm’s Tyson’s Corner office, closing out a 12 year career at Goodwin Procter LLP. Schreiner told Law360 on Thursday that learning his client’s business and commercial objectives is key to developing an IP strategy, whether that involves patent enforcement,…

European Patent Office launches new Espacenet, improving access to world’s largest free collection of patent documents

Munich, 19 November, 2019 – The European Patent Office (EPO) has today released the new Espacenet, a substantially revised and improved version of the Office’s patent information search tool. New Espacenet’s state-of-the-art features and enhanced functionality will make it even easier for users to conduct patent searches and access over 110 million patent documents from all over the world free-of-charge. “Patent information…

Synchtank Partners with Education Non-Profit Charity London Grid for Learning (LGfL)

Entertainment software company Synchtank has partnered with London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. Synchtank’s software will make it easy to surface licensed tracks for school activities, from assemblies and performances to in-classroom listening and student presentations and videos. It will also guide students toward a…