Patent Prosecution by the Numbers – USPTO v. EPO

A January 7 article posted on the Intellectual Asset Management website alerted readers to a shortage of patent attorneys authorized to prosecute patents before the European Patent Office (EPO).  The EPO is an organization that provides streamlined search and examination functions on behalf of the patent offices of the individual member countries.  For example, an applicant seeking patent protection…

Tech Association Welcomes FTC Decision To Investigate Intel On Antitrust Matters

The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends the Federal Trade Commission for opening up a formal antitrust investigation into Intel’s alleged anticompetitive practices. This news comes days after Korean antitrust regulators fined Intel $25 million for abusing its dominant position in the microprocessor market and the European Commission announced plans to rule in their case…