(Update: we now have a phone call scheduled with the acting director of IPLA. Read about it here.)
It was at 7:25 AM today (Eastern Time) that Forty-two Patent Practitioners wrote to Director Vidal, with eight “asks” relating to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and sent a courtesy PDF copy of the letter by email. Two minutes later, Director Vidal answered the email (see at right). She wrote:
Thank you for reaching out on this … . I appreciate it. I will review it shortly. Kathi.
It is now possible to register for USPTO’s Design Day 2022. This is the fifteenth annual Design Day and it will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022. (You will recall that on February 5, 2022 and again on March 2, 2022, (blog article and blog article) I told you to save the date.) This will be a virtual event, not in-person. This event is free of charge. Continue reading “Register now for USPTO’s Design Day 2022”
(Update: Forty-two Patent Practitioners have written to Director Vidal about this. See blog article.)
There is a recent development that the RO/TR (PCT Receiving Office of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office) will become a Depositing Office in the WIPO DAS system, with effect from June 1, 2022. Turkey’s decision to be trendy, modern and up-to-date in this regard brings to twenty-four the number of patent offices around the world whose Receiving Offices have become Depositing Offices in the DAS system.
This raises the natural question of what the progress is of the various PCT Receiving Offices in this important area. Which PCT Receiving Offices are trendy, modern and up-to-date? Which PCT Receiving Offices are laggards? It is instructive to rank the Receiving Offices based on how many applications get filed there, and then to check to see which of those ROs have taken the step of becoming a Depositing Office in the DAS system. Here is how things stand as of the present. (Preview: The USPTO fares poorly in this assessment.) Continue reading “Progress of PCT Receiving Offices towards participation in the DAS system”
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it will join the WIPO DAS system, with effect from June 1, 2022. Turkey’s participation will be as a Depositing Office, and the participation will be with respect to every possible type of application, as will be discussed. Continue reading “Turkey joins the DAS system”
If you want to do any of the good things in ePCT, you have to be logged in using two-factor authentication (“2FA”). (WIPO chooses to call this “strong authentication”.) One of the nice things is that WIPO offers several distinct kinds of 2FA that a user can choose from. Now WIPO has added yet another option for a type of 2FA that users can use. The newly added option is something they call “push notification”. It uses something called the ForgeRock Authenticator app. I think that many ePCT users will find this new “push notification” type of 2FA to be extremely quick and convenient and will end up choosing to use this kind of 2FA to the exclusion of all of the other kinds of 2FA. In this blog article:
I will briefly describe this new “push notification” approach,
I will explain how to install it and set it up,
I will briefly remind the reader of the three other types of 2FA that WIPO offers for use with ePCT, listing a few factors for comparison among the four approaches for 2FA, and then
I will talk about what I think are the best and smartest ways to use this new “push notification” approach.
If you have tried the ForgeRock Authenticator app with ePCT, please post a comment below.
Yes, folks, the Ant-Like Persistence blog looks very different today from the way it looked yesterday.
The executive summary is: Stuff changed, and I had no choice but to deal with it, and I am sorry, but you my loyal reader will hopefully be a good sport about it, and now the blog looks different. And gradually I will hopefully be able to get the blog to the point where it looks somewhat like the way it looked before.
The Tenth Annual e-Trademarks Listserv Reception will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (7PM to 9PM) in Washington, DC at the time of the INTA annual meeting. Your host is yours truly. For more information, or to RSVP, click here.