Learn about PCT in New Orleans

There’s a nice opportunity to learn about PCT coming up soon in New Orleans.  I will be teaching two and a half days about PCT, on April 18th through 20th.  This program is sponsored by Patent Resources Group.

To find out more, or to register, click here.

Learn about PCT in Glendale

There’s a great opportunity to learn about PCT, coming soon in Glendale, California.

I will be teaching a day and a half about PCT.  This is part of a four-day program for IP Support Professionals.  This is March 5-8, 2018.  It is sponsored by Patent Resources Group.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Learn about PCT in Minneapolis

There’s a great opportunity coming up to learn about PCT.  It is a one-day program sponsored by the Schwegman firm and by WIPO.  Wednesday, April 11.  Yours truly will be the presenter.

It is astonishing (in a good way) that the Schwegman firm will be making this program available free of charge.  If you know someone who is with the Schwegman firm, tell them “thanks”.  I really mean this.  Call them up or drop them an email, or thank them in person.  This is really a nice thing that the Schwegman firm does for the patent community.

To find out more, or to register, click here.

USPTO will not shut down


Here is what the USPTO says:

While activities across much of the federal government ceased at 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2018, due to a lack of appropriated funding, the USPTO remains operational.

This is possible because the agency has access to prior year fee collections, which enables the USPTO to continue normal operations for a few weeks. Should the USPTO exhaust these funds before a government shutdown comes to an end, the agency would have to shut down at that time, although a very small staff would continue to work to accept new applications and maintain IT infrastructure, among other functions.

Further information regarding any adjustments to the USPTO’s operating status during a federal government shutdown will be posted on the USPTO website and delivered to the news media.

Patent Prosecution Boot Camp imminent

The Nineteenth Annual AIPLA Patent Prosecution Boot Camp will take place February 7-9 in Denver.  Nowhere else will you get a faculty that includes more than three dozen extremely experienced patent practitioners, with three days of classes.  For more information, or to register, click here.

Yours truly is among the presenters at this unique program.


People claim copyright in white noise created by others?

I am astonished to read this news article.  It seems a fellow named Sebastian Tomczak used Audacity (a sound editing program that I use all the time, and that I recommend to everyone), which has a white noise generator, to create ten hours of white noise.  Then he made it into a Youtube video.  And then what happened?
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