FedScoop: USPTO chief information officer most excited about new search algorithms

FedScoop: USPTO chief information officer most excited about new search algorithms . “New search algorithms for relevant prior art most excite the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s CIO right now. USPTO created the machine-learning algorithms to increase the speed at which patents are examined by importing relevant prior art — all information on its claim of originality — into pending applications sent to art units, said Jamie Holcombe.”

World Trademark Review: USPTO urged to halt applicant email requirement following revolt by trademark attorneys

World Trademark Review: USPTO urged to halt applicant email requirement following revolt by trademark attorneys. “The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is facing a backlash from users following an announcement that all trademark applicants and registrants will need to provide an email address that will be publicly viewable. With concerns around the privacy implications and a potential rise in scams, a group of attorneys have penned a letter to the registry urging a rethink.”

The Verge: Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

The Verge: Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications. “I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by The Selfish Ledger, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s ‘moonshot factory’ X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly disavowed the video, claiming it was just a thought experiment ‘not related to any current or future products.’ And yet, the company’s patent applications exhibit a mode of thinking that runs at least in parallel, if not on the exact same tracks, as The Selfish Ledger’s total data collection proposal.”