Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’

North Texas Patents on the Rise as DFW Becomes Innovation Hub

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

There is no single economic indicator or milestone that can decisively be called the lifeblood of innovation, but patents and patent activity are a good starting point.

“Patents are a great way to measure innovation, especially with respect to geographic …

Dallas Marks World IP Day With Spotlight on Female Inventors

Posted by Heather Noel

For this year’s World Intellectual Property Day, the focus is all about women inventors.

With the theme, “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity,” events in and around April 26 will highlight the contributions women have made through ingenuity. The …

Patent Office Unveils New Grant Cover at SXSW Ceremony

Posted by Lance Murray

A new design for the patent grant cover was veiled Sunday by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in a ceremony at South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.

The office said that the redesigned cover will make its …

Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW

Posted by Dallas Innovates

The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and although all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.

This year’s conference has 25 tracks covering areas such as the music and film industries …

Interim USPTO Director Sees DFW’s Innovation Side

Posted by Dave Moore

United States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Director Joe Matal visited North Texas last week. 

The stop was part of his barnstorming tour of sorts. He’s already visited the USPTO’s Midwest regional office in Detroit and the Silicon Valley Regional …

Historic IP Decision: The Future of ‘Immoral,’ ‘Scandalous’ and ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks

Posted by Kathryn Allen and Adam Rehm

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorThe U.S. Supreme Court recently made a decision that will likely have wide-ranging impact on the field of trademarks and open up protection for trademarks that may have been traditionally viewed as culturally or socially insensitive or disparaging. 

In a …

Patent Office to Hire More Examiners, Ease Backlog

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Young entrepreneurs and startups are thriving in North Texas and nationwide, flooding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with a backlog of applications.

So much so that if you’re 22 years old when you file the patent, you’ll likely be …

Beyond Books: Dallas Public Library Answers Inventors’ Questions

Posted by Dan Koller

When Meesha Robinson moved to Dallas last fall, she had an important deadline looming. Nearly a year earlier, she had filed a provisional application for a patent on her idea for making hospitals’ triage processes more efficient and universal. But …