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USPTO Announces New ‘Patents for Humanity Green Energy’ Award Category

by | Mar 6, 2023

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a special category of its Patents for Humanity Program for green energy inventions, a category that will provide business incentives for patent applicants, holders, and licensees whose inventions are addressing the challenges of climate change through green energy innovations, including wind, solar, hydrogen, hydropower, geothermal, and biofuels technologies....

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AI Innovation: U.S. Patent Office to Hold Public Meeting in Dallas on Emerging Tech, IP Challenges
by | Jan 26, 2023
Innovators across North Texas and entrepreneurs all over the U.S. are racing to launch (and patent) the latest breakthrough AI. That can lead to IP policy issues as emerging tech hits the market. On February 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will a public meeting to discuss how to promote innovation in AI and Machine Learning tech, to be held virtually and in person at the Arts District Mansion in Dallas. "The takeaways will shape future work on AI and ET policy," says USPTO Director Kathi Vidal.
The Last Word: The USPTO on How Three Dallas Sisters Gave Maternity Wear a Stylish Innovation
by | Jan 23, 2023
Long ago, maternity wear was one of the unmentionables of fashion. That changed forever in 1937, when sisters Elsie and Edna Frankfurt founded Page Boy, America's first high-end maternity wear firm, in Dallas. In 1939, the sisters patented their game-changing solution: an adjustable skirt design for pregnant women that "accommodated" a baby bump instead of clumsily trying to hide it. They engineered a "window" in front of the skirt that expanded using drawstrings—while keeping the hemline stylishly parallel to the ground. 
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North Texas Patents on the Rise as DFW Becomes Innovation Hub
by | Aug 8, 2018
Find out what North Texas is inventing.
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Patent Office Unveils New Grant Cover at SXSW Ceremony

by | Mar 12, 2018
The redesigned cover will make its debut on patent No. 10 million, which is expected to be issued sometime in 2018.
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Here’s Which North Texans You Should Watch for at SXSW
The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals officially starts Friday, and though all the happenings are in Austin, there’ll be plenty of North Texas presence.
Interim USPTO Director Sees DFW’s Innovation Side
by | Dec 4, 2017
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Director Joe Matal made a stop in North Texas last week.
Historic IP Decision: The Future of ‘Immoral,’ ‘Scandalous’ and ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks
by | Jul 7, 2017
A recent Supreme Court decision will likely have wide-ranging impact on the field of trademarks. Polsinelli’s Kathryn Allen and Adam Rehm discuss what the highly-anticipated IP decision means — and last week's USPTO guidance.
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Beyond Books: Dallas Public Library Answers Inventors’ Questions

by | Jan 22, 2016
Patent and Trademark Resource Centers are designed to serve independent inventors and small businesses whose understanding of intellectual property issues may be rudimentary.