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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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USPTO’s Bill Brantley Unveils Beta Version of Open Data Portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a beta version of its open data portal that  works to provide a platform to access patent data and drive collaboration between application developers. Bill Brantley, USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy training administrator, writes in a post published Wednesday on DigitalGov the portal features patent and trademark …

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Mary Miller Named DoD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Engineering

Mary Miller, formerly deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for research and technology, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department’s office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Miller’s appointment to the Senior Executive …

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Science Alert Report: US Navy Seeks to Predict Pirate Attacks With AI

The U.S. Navy has filed a patent application for a computer method that works to predict the probability of a pirate attack through the use of artificial intelligence, Science Alert reported Thursday. David Nield writes the algorithm uses the Monte Carlo method for probability distribution to collect data on pirate behavior, local …

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Russell Slifer Named Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for Intellectual Property; Penny Pritzker Comments

Russell Slifer, formerly director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, has been named the Commerce Department’s deputy undersecretary for intellectual property and USPTO deputy director. He most recently served as USPTO’s primary liaison with the innovation community in the Rocky Mountain region and …

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Senate Confirms Michelle Lee as USPTO Chief

Michelle Lee, formerly deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been confirmed as head of the agency, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jordain Carney and Mario Trujillo write a Senate voice vote sealed the nomination of Lee, who will also serve as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property. …

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