IP Legal Assistant at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position
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by Jake Ward
2M ago
Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located primarily in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for an IP Legal Assistant with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a patent and/or trademark prosecution law firm. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and will be familiar with legal forms and procedures for filing patent and trademark documents at the USPTO. Experience with docketing practices including the AppColl intellectual property management software is preferred, but is not required. This is a full-time remote po ..read more
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Happy Thanksgiving 2023 from Ward Law Office.
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by Jake Ward
3M ago
Happy Thanksgiving from Ward Law Office | Registered Patent Attorneys! We are grateful for our amazing clients, and for our awesome colleagues who help us support the inventing community every day! #Thanksgiving #Patents #Trademarks #Inventions ..read more
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11th Annual Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo 2023, August 17, 2023.
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by Jake Ward
7M ago
Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo 2023 Unlock Your Inventive Potential: Inspire, Innovate, Showcase! Get your tickets now at the link below: https://www.betterunite.com/michiganinventorscoalition-michiganinventorscoalitionexpo2023 #invent #event #booksigning #patent #trademark #networking #michigan #msu #lansingmi #wardlawoffice ..read more
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Reminder: Today USPTO transitions to electronic patent grants – April 18, 2023.
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by Jake Ward
11M ago
Press Release from USPTO Reminder: Today USPTO transitions to electronic patent grants Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is implementing electronic patent issuance in the form of electronic patent grants (eGrants). All patents issued on April 18, 2023 and forward will be issued as eGrants. This new method helps inventors access their newly-granted patents the same day we publicly issue them via Patent Center, while simultaneously minimizing paper waste and potentially reducing patent pendency. Certified copies and presentation copies will still be offered for a fe ..read more
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USPTO ushers in new era with introduction of electronic patent grants.
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
Via Press Release from USPTO – February 27, 2023 WASHINGTON—Beginning April 18, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is shifting towards issuing paper waste-reducing electronic patent grants (eGrants) to patent recipients—a new process that delivers the official copy of patent grants in an electronic format. We will provide a bound paper version as a ceremonial copy throughout a limited transition period, and then for a nominal fee thereafter.   “By issuing eGrants, we’re making considerable strides toward more environmentally-conscious operations at the USPTO,” sa ..read more
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Docketing Specialist at Ward Law Office, Full-time Remote Position
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
Ward Law Office LLC (WLO) is a virtual “IP boutique” law firm with attorneys and staff located primarily in Ohio and Michigan. WLO has an immediate opening for a Docketing Specialist with 2+ years’ experience in IP docketing. This position will report to the Operations Manager and will assist with docketing of all legal matters of the law firm. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and experience with docketing practices including the AppColl intellectual property management software. Familiarity with legal forms and procedures for filing patent and t ..read more
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Changes affecting patent small/micro entity fees
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
Notice Regarding Changes Affecting Patent Small/Micro Entity Fees. Most small and micro entity fees have decreased with the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023—which included the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022—signed into law on 12/29/2022.  The law increased small entity discounts from 50 percent to 60 percent and micro entity discounts from 75 percent to 80 percent.  The USPTO fee schedule has been updated to reflect these changes.  A rule notice will be published soon to update the fee amounts appearing under Title 37 of the ..read more
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Ward Law Office – Thank You and Best Wishes for 2023!
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, Ward Law Office LLC (WLO), an “IP boutique” located in Southfield, Michigan and Tiffin, Ohio, would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of you who have trusted our law firm this past year to assist with your patent and trademark needs. We would also like to thank those who have been great resources and business partners to both us and our clients during this time. Moving into 2023, we are pleased to announce that WLO has now grown to a total of 22 employees and serves over 750 clients worldwide. This is growth that we truly coul ..read more
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Public PAIR To Be Retired Tomorrow, July 31, 2022
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
After July 31, 2022, Public PAIR will no longer be available. To access publicly available documents, guest users may access Patent Center.  See the USPTO Notice and other important information about this change here ..read more
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Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs – August 9th, 12-1:30PM ET
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by Jake Ward
1y ago
To register for this free webinar: http://go.umflint.edu/ip ..read more
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