Attend a webinar this coming Tuesday, June 19th. The subject is PDX and DAS. Or maybe you do not need to attend, because you already have mastery of PDX and DAS! Those who have mastery of PDX and DAS should have no problem passing this DAS quiz. Continue reading
Those who make use of Private PAIR and EFS-Web are accustomed to USPTO’s very clunky way of accomplishing two-factor authentication, namely the poorly designed Entrust Java Applet (EJA). USPTO has now formally announced (see excerpt at right from a slide in a USPTO webinar yesterday) that it will replace EJA with a much more user-friendly approach. The goals of today’s blog article are:
- describe the new system, and
- explain what you can do right now to be ready for it well in advance.
The list of Accessing Offices in the DAS system continues to grow. As I blogged on May 26, 2018, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) had announced that it would soon become an Accessing Office in the DAS system. Today is the day! As of today, DKPTO is an Accessing Office in DAS. Continue reading
The May 8, 2018 webinar on this topic was well received. But many people missed the webinar and asked if it will be repeated. So we are presenting this webinar again, with updates. For example:
- On June 1, 2018 the Denmark patent office will become an Accessing Office in the DAS system
- On June 1, 2018 the Netherlands patent office will become a member of the DAS system
This will be a live webinar, not a replay of a recording. Continue reading
At the present moment the number of Offices participating in DAS as depositing Offices is quite small. So far as I am aware the list of design depositing Offices is limited to China, Spain, and India. But a little-known feature of DAS permits design practitioners to be really smart about electronic certified copies. Continue reading
Among the IP5, conspicuously absent from DAS is the European Patent Office. EPO has promised that it will join DAS by late 2018.
Among the ID5, conspicuously absent from DAS is the European Union Intellectual Property Office. It is hoped that EUIPO will join DAS soon.
With regard to the USPTO, the PDX system provides some of the same functions as DAS. If between some pair of Offices (for example US and CN or US and KR) there is both a PDX relationship and a DAS relationship, the PDX relationship trumps. As between DAS and PDX, DAS is to be preferred. It permits more effective troubleshooting by the practitioner and it is more secure. Thus it is hoped that USPTO will soon pull the plug on its PDX relationships with CN and KR, thus permitting DAS to be employed instead.
It is hoped that more and more Offices will participate in DAS with respect to design applications. USPTO has indicated that it will commence participation in DAS as a depositing Office for designs Real Soon Now.
I live in aptly named Summit Country, Colorado at an altitude of about 9000 feet (about 2750 meters) above sea level. (The photograph at the top of this blog page shows some of the mountains where I live, including two “fourteeners“, Grays Peak, which I have climbed, and Torreys Peak.) The point of this blog article is that every year, about twice a year, a swarm of several dozen Detroit test cars arrives in Summit County. This spring’s swarm of Detroit test cars has arrived, and this photograph shows one of them. Continue reading
Design Day 2018 took place as scheduled on April 25, 2018 in the Madison auditorium (with remote events at regional patent offices). Here you can see a portion of the audience. The room was packed.
The program, which you can see here, was excellent. Here are most of the slide presentations:
- State of the Technology Center – Karen Young
- Beyond the USPTO: Design Developments Across the Globe – Courtney Stopp
- Prosecution Practices Panel
- Report from the Front Lines: Patent Office Proceedings – George Raynal
- Federal Circuit Year in Review – Alexis Simpson
- Protecting Designs – Michael Blankstein (Scientific Games)
- Report from the Front Line: US District Courts – Dunstan Barnes