Artificial Intelligence (AI) a Top Priority for the USPTO
Like other patent offices, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a top priority for the USPTO. In the summer of 2019, the USPTO issued a ‘Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions’. The questions covered several topics including the patent examination policy and also posed the question on whether new […]
It has been confirmed that under Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the UK will exit from the Unified Patent Court (UPC). This is clearly another step under the Brexit (British Exit) process for the UK to become independent.
UK Government spokesperson confirmed, “The UK will not be seeking involvement in the unitary […]
IPI Award 2019 Recognizes Bettina de Jong for Stalwart Leadership in Advancement of the Patent Information Profession
For Bettina de Jong, being a patent information professional has always meant going above and beyond the call of duty. During her long and successful career, Bettina has risen to positions of responsibility in patent searching and management within leading corporations. Throughout, […]
The EPO published its first European patent application, EP 000 000 1 forty years ago today (20 December 2018). The application related to a “thermal heat pump” and was filed by European Atomic Energy Community. The patent was granted on 7 January 1981.