This blog article is nominally an “office tech” article talking about how to encrypt your telephone traffic. But it’s also a legal ethics article. I suggest that the attorney’s ethical duty to preserve client confidences calls for the attorney to be continually aware of the confidentiality risks for various types of communications, and for the ways to protect those communications. Today’s article talks about protecting your SIP telephone trunks, and it talks about how our firm’s favorite VOIP service provider has just now enhanced our options for protecting our SIP trunks. Continue reading
This has indeed been a busy week for good news about Offices participating in the DAS system. Yet another piece of good news is that RO/EP has joined the DAS system. Continue reading
I am delighted to see that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has joined the DAS system for industrial designs. Continue reading
This is a busy week for good news about participation in the DAS system. The Georgia patent office, whose formal name in English is the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, has joined the DAS system. Continue reading
I am delighted to have learned that the Israel Patent office has joined the DAS system. Continue reading
Hello readers. After comments from several people I went to look closely at my four recent posts:
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US plant patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US design patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US utility patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US trademark registration toteboard
Each blog article contains four important links for you to click on:
- a link to the questionnaire where you can enter your numbers for the particular category in that particular blog post, and
- crosslinks to the other three blog posts.
In each case the questionnaire link works fine so far as I am aware. But until today, each place where there was a crosslink to one of the other three blog posts, the crosslink was no good. It asked for a user ID and password instead of taking you to the desired page.
Thanks to alert readers, I have hopefully corrected the crosslinks.
Hopefully everybody will get their numbers in soon.
How long is it taking these days for the Office of Patent Application Processing to mail out a Filing Receipt in a design case? I looked through some of our recently filed cases and here is what I found. Continue reading
My favorite travel router these days is the GL-AR750 (pictured at right). I used to go through travel routers at the rate of several per year, but this one has kept me happy for more than a year now. In this blog post I will list the functions that you might look for in a travel router and I will describe how this router does at those functions. Continue reading
The other day I compared the cost of sending an international bank wire using Afex or using Western Union Globalpay (WUGP). On a ten thousand dollar wire to Switzerland, I saved seven hundred dollars for the client by using Afex instead of WUGP (blog article). Today I did a couple more bank wires, one to Canada and another to Japan. This blog article compares the costs. Continue reading
The goal of this toteboard is to list the firms that helped clients to obtain US plant patents in 2018. It will rank the firms according to the number of US plant patents obtained. Respondents are asked to report only US plant patents for which the firm is listed on the front page of the granted patent. Please respond by Thursday, March 21, 2019.
You can see the previous Toteboards here.
To send in your numbers for the 2018 US Plant Patent tote board, click here.