Joel Samuels Featured in Bloomberg Law’s Look at 2023’s Most-Anticipated IP Law Developments
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by Matthew Burton
1M ago
Harness IP partner Joels Samuels is featured in a Bloomberg Law article outlining 2023’s most anticipated intellectual property (IP) court cases, legal trends, and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rule changes.  Samuels, a partner at the firm’s St. Louis office, gives insight on the recent trademark office rule change regarding shortened deadlines for responding to office actions, from six months to three. He questions whether the change would actually speed up the process of registering marks. Samuels says he is not sure how much would change, as the time for the USPTO t ..read more
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Holiday Countdown
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by Matthew Burton
1M ago
Every year growing up a favorite aunt would send us a paper Advent calendar to help us count down the days until Christmas (and her holiday visit). When I eventually had a family of my own, we purchased a wooden box with 25 little doors, and had fun filling it with little toys and candies for our children to open each day. As much fun as we have had with Advent calendars, I really shouldn’t have been surprised at the wide variety of forms that these calendars take in the U.S. patent collection, but I was and perhaps you will be too. U.S. Patent No. 3109252 covers an Advent calendar in the fo ..read more
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WIPO Standard ST.26 Tips as of 16 August 2022
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
For the final post in our Big Bang Blog Series we wanted to share some tips that you will find helpful during the sequencing and filing process. Tune back in for more updates as the WIPO Standard evolves.    1. Multiple sources: All nucleotide and amino acid sequences require a “source” feature key spanning the entirety of the sequence with a mandatory “organism” qualifier. Sequences from multiple sources may be further described using the feature key “misc_feature” and the qualifier “note” for nucleotide sequences, and the feature key “REGION” and the qualifier “note” for amino ..read more
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Joe Walsh and Bryan Wheelock to Lead Intellectual Property (IP) Due Diligence Session at Enterprise University
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
Harness IP partners Joe Walsh and Bryan Wheelock will present “Preparing Your Business Intellectual Property for Due Diligence” as part of Enterprise University’s 2022 fall course schedule. The session, scheduled for 10:00-11:30am CT on October 20, 2022, will demonstrate how business owners preparing for a sale or merger can find protectable elements in their business that increase the company’s value, examine effective valuation strategies, and give an overview of how to properly protect and manage the company’s IP. Walsh and Wheelock will also offer practical insight into issues such as trad ..read more
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WIPO ST.26 Resources
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
Many resources are available to help applicants with ST.26 implementation and WIPO Sequence software navigation: USPTO Resources WIPO Standard ST.26 News: WIPO Standard ST.26 news | USPTO Sequence Listing Resource Center: Sequence Listing Resource Center | USPTO  USPTO Final Rule on ST.26 Published 05/20/2022: Federal Register :: Standard for Presentation of Nucleotide and Amino Acid Sequence Listings Using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in Patent Applications To Implement WIPO Standard ST.26; Incorporation by Reference WIPO Resources WIPO Webinars: Webinar: WIPO ST.26: Introductio ..read more
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April Minarik Elevated to Associate at Harness IP
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
Harness IP is pleased to announce that April Minarik is now an associate with the firm. She joined Harness IP in 2012 as an intellectual property (IP) legal assistant and most recently has worked as an IP paralegal.  A licensed attorney since 2009, Minarik’s unique background and perspective allow her to counsel clients and find creative solutions to their complex matters. Her broad IP experience and exceptional management skills guide her ability to move matters efficiently and effectively through various government and regulatory agencies.  Minarik’s practice will focus on protecti ..read more
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Harness IP Sponsors Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) “Race Judicata” Family Run
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
Harness IP is proud to sponsor the 2022 “Race Judicata,” the Oakland County Bar Association’s (OCBA) annual family fun run and social gathering. The event, scheduled for Oct. 9, 2022, features a parent, child, dog, stroller and family-friendly 5K road run and walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Awards and refreshments will be provided for participants. The OCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Michigan. Founded in 1934, its nearly 3,000 members are dedicated to public service, professional development, networking and making positive contributions ..read more
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Features of WIPO Sequence
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by Matthew Burton
4M ago
In the third installment of our Big Bang Blog series we clarify features of the WIPO sequence and how you can use the free WIPO Sequence desktop tool to help generate your listings.    The free WIPO Sequence desktop tool allows applicants to author and validate sequence information for generating ST.26-compliant sequence listings. Although it is not mandatory to use WIPO Sequence, it is recommended to ensure ST.26-compliance. WIPO Sequence Features: Applicants can create and edit an XML sequence listing in the WIPO Sequence desktop tool. Instead of a web application, WIPO Sequence c ..read more
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ST.25 vs. ST.26 Sequence Listings
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by Matthew Burton
5M ago
For the second article in our Big Bang Blog Series, we break down the differences between the WIPO Standards ST.25 and ST.26. Read along for details including a direct comparison of the old and the new.   What are the benefits of new WIPO standard ST.26? ST.26 allows standardization of sequence listing filing across multiple patent offices. Data could be lost during ST.25 transfer to sequence databases, while ST.26 is compliant with current public sequence database requirements. With ST.26 sequence listings, Offices and applicants will benefit from automated validation and comp ..read more
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WIPO ST.26 Overview
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by Matthew Burton
5M ago
For the first article in our Big Bang Blog Series, we thought it apt to introduce you to the new WIPO Standard ST.26 with an overview in the form of a Q&A that targets some of the most often asked questions regarding the update.   What is WIPO Standard ST.26? WIPO has implemented a new standard for nucleotide and amino acid sequence submission requirements. Compared to the former WIPO Standard ST.25, the new ST.26 includes additional sequence types and is more compatible with major sequence databases. The most recently adopted standard is available here: WIPO Standard ST.26. What i ..read more
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