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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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Army Obtains Patent for New Projectile Launcher Design

An employee of the U.S. Army has obtained a patent for a new projectile launcher he designed to help minimize munition weight and volume for future similar platforms. Paul Jackson from the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center built a fixed high-low pressure system within the launcher system instead of …

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USPTO Set for National Trademark Expo in Washington

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host a National Trademark Expo Friday and Saturday in Washington to help educate the public on the what role trademarks play in business development and their value for growth in the global marketplace. Mary Boney Denison, USPTO commissioner for trademarks, wrote in a guest post published Monday …

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GAO Urges USPTO to Address Patent Quality Definition, Examiner Incentives & Patent Application Clarity

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to articulate a comprehensive definition for patent quality, address the clarity of patent applications and reassess time allotted for application examinations. GAO said in a report published Wednesday district court filings of patent infringement lawsuits increased to more than 5,000 in 2015 from approximately 2,000 …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Naval Research Lab’s Seawater Carbon & Hydrogen Extraction Process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module‘s seawater carbon and hydrogen extraction process developed by the Naval Research Laboratory’s material science and technology division. NRL researchers designed E-CEM  to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas, materials needed to produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels, the U.S. Navy …

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Census Bureau Appoints Kevin Smith as Associate IT Director, CIO

The Census Bureau has named Kevin Smith, who previously worked under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as chief information security officer, as associate director for information technology and chief information officer. The Census Bureau said Monday Smith will serve as principal adviser to the director and deputy director regarding information resources and …

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