New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program at USPTO

The USPTO is granting prioritized examination to small businesses seeking patent protection for products or processes subject to FDA approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19. In its new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to patent applicants that qualify for small or micro entity …

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“Patent Bar” Intellectual Property Discussion Group: Meetup this Thursday

  The “Patent Bar” is an IP meetup/intellectual property discussion group for patent practitioners. Once a month we geek out on IP over beer from 6 — 8 pm. Like everyone else, we’re now doing it via Zoom. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Join the Meetup Group (48 members and counting) and “Attend” …

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More initiatives around the world show multinational companies declaring open, cooperative innovation to combat COVID-19.

Patents 4 Partnerships is a USPTO-sponsored exchange site that matches licensors with health-technology inventors. It lists current COVID-19-related patent-holders in an online marketplace. The aim is to get these new technologies licensed and put to work combatting the current pandemic. According to the USPTO, the partnership,  also known as the IP Marketplace Platform, is a …

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Licensing 101 for Inventors Webinar: Thursday 5/21/20

We’re presenting Licensing 101 for Inventors this Thursday between 4:30 — 5:15 pm alongside Venture Cafe Philadelphia. Learn about your options when considering licensing your invention to a company. Learn how licensing works; how much you can expect in a licensing deal; whether to license or produce it yourself; and how to talk to potential …

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Patent Pro Bono Services are Available for Startups.

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, May 7 at 10 am with the Free Library of Philadelphia to learn how to qualify and how to apply. We’ll cover pro-bono programs from the USPTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), regional entities, local arts organizations, and …

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The Open COVID Pledge.

Organizations are pledging to make their intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations include Amazon, Intel, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HBE), IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories. According to opencovidpledge.org, “Immediate action is required to halt the COVID-19 Pandemic and treat those it has affected. It is …

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Free Patent Services

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm @VenCafePHL to learn about pro-bono programs from the USPTO and other organizations. We’ll cover everything you need to know before applying: requirements, guidelines, application documents, and how to get through the process once accepted. …

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