Michelle Lee Nominated As Director Of Patent Office On October 16, 2014, the White House announced the nomination of Michelle Lee, a patent attorney, as the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Lee possesses a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and received her JD from Stanford…

Google Removed 5.3 Million Alleged Copyright Infringement Sites In The Final Week Of September TorrentFreak.com reported that Google removed 5.3 million alleged copyright infringement sites in the final week of September. The take-down requests function under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) 17 USC 5212 (c)(3)(A). While it is impossible to discern the total number…

With a single click, it searches multiple sources for related content that existed at the time the patent was filed… Google is well known for containing a wealth of free tools. For patent practitioners, google’s patent search engine often provides more accessible results than even the USPTO’s patent database. Google has improved an already stellar…

Trial Court Granted Google’s Motion For Summary Judgment Google and Rosetta Stone settled a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in 2009. Rosetta Stone sued Google, Inc. for selling advertisement keywords through Google’s Adwords system. Google sold the keyword “Rosetta Stone” to competitors. Rosetta Stone presented evidence of actual consumer confusion. Google argued that consumers are not…