This Week in Washington IP: U.S. Innovation Policy, Ex Parte Appeals at the PTAB and How Music Creators Are Paid Under the Music Modernization Act
By: IPWatchdog
on August 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

This week in Washington IP events, both houses of Congress remain quiet during August recess. However, programming at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will feature tips on navigating the Office’s trademark-related resources as well as exploring suggestions for better advocacy during ex parte appeals at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The U.S. Copyright Office also will host an online event discussing the Music Modernization Act’s creation of a new portal for royalty distribution to music makers. Elsewhere, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy kicks off the week with an exploration of breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and treatments, and the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosts a conversation on how U.S. innovation policy should be altered to better compete globally with China.  Read More>>

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