USPTO to Select its Silicon Valley Location

Silicon Valley is one of the most IP intense regions in the world. The city of Sunnyvale has the highest number of inventors per capita in the world, according to recent data from the USPTO. IP has been making headlines …

Silicon Valley Gets New Patent Office

This Monday started off with good news for all those in intellectual property world in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area – the USPTO announced that 3 new regional patent offices are being opened.  In addition to the new satellite …

UK Intellectual Property Office Launches Initiative to Help SMEs

There has been a positive trend in recent months of different countries’ patent offices launching new initiatives aimed at helping and supporting SMEs (small to mid-sized enterprises) in developing and managing their patent strategies. The UK’s IPO (Intellectual Property Office) …

USPTO Launches New IP Assessment Tool for SMEs

The USPTO has launched a new IP assessment tool for small to medium sized enterprises – a particularly useful idea for start-ups and other growing businesses that may not even be sure yet whether they need IP protection. The tool …

US Patent Office Celebrates Steve Jobs and His Patents

US Patent and Trademark Office opens new exhibit, “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.” If you’re an Apple fan, or just love the magic of industrial design, and you’re going to be …