Capital-building.jpgSan Diego – After several unsuccessful attempts in previous Congresses, the House Judiciary Committee finally passed the America Invents Act by a 32-3 vote.  Large companies such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, General Electric, Apple, Dell, and Facebook have supported the House bill, making it the first significant revamp in the U.S. patent system

USPTO Image.jpgLos Angeles – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently unveiled its Trademarks Dashboard feature which provides a summary of expected time to examine trademarks and other trademark office statistics such as total trademark filings by year. 

The statistics show that currently trademark applications are being assigned to examiners and reviewed in a little