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Dec2011: vol two issue six0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

President Barack Obama examines a robot created in the school’s prototyping and robotics senior research labs at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

USPTO Moves Quickly to Implement America Invents Act

As always, the devil is in the details. That has been the challenge for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the past two months as the agency began implementing the various rulemakings, studies and programs mandated by the America Invents Act. The agency has also launched an extensive public outreach effort featuring webinars, speaking engagements across the country, and continual updates of the America Invents Act Implementation Guide on USPTO.gov.

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Deputy Commissioner Margaret “Peggy” Focarino Named Next Commissioner for Patents

Commissioner for Patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Robert L. Stoll has announced his intention to retire from the agency effective Dec. 31, 2011. 

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 Peggy Focarino
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Polester Takes a Long Shot in Digital Photography

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has attended five different Maker Faires in California, Michigan and New York. This summer I walked into the Henry Ford Museum to cool off and passed a gentleman showing off his invention.

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in this issue
USPTO Moves Quickly to Implement America Invents Act
by Richard Maulsby : Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development
Deputy Commissioner Margaret “Peggy” Focarino Named Next Commissioner for Patents
by the Office of the Chief Communications Officer
spark of genius
Polester Takes a Long Shot in Digital Photography
by John Calvert : Office of Innovation Development
advice
File your Application Online to Avoid the Surcharge for Paper Filings
events
Where Inventors Meet
network
Organizations

 

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