We're thrilled to make IP docketing even easier for Clio customers with our new Clio matter integration. See our official announcement below and get started today by accessing your IP docket! If you're at Clio Cloud Conference, come by our exhibit and meet our CEO and our Legal Product Manager.
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's television debut. IP Watchdog asked IP professionals about how Star Trek impacted them.
At the Florida Bar InSession event, Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani gave a talk on leveraging technology in legal practices. The talk an overview of different types of technology—from billing and practice management software to government APIs—and explains how lawyers can use the technologies to make their practices more effective and efficient.
Augmented reality (AR) has recently exploded into the tech space with the release of Pokemon Go. AR poses some interesting IP and cybersecurity questions, highlighted here.
In New York, David Chang has paired up with Impossible Foods to serve the Impossible Burger. It's made completely of plant products but supposedly smells, tastes, and looks (even "bleeding" beet juice) very much like beef. Check out the Impossible patents for cheese replicas, the formation of the aroma profile, and a method for secretion of heme-containing polypeptides.
The ABA announced the election of new president Hilarie Bass. She has been in the position for less than a month and some big changes are already underway. According to the ABA, Bass believes that new technologies are the key to fostering more efficient and affordable legal services. We agree.
Whether you’re starting a new law firm or upgrading your current practice, you’re likely faced with more than a few choices when it comes to technology. Which practice management application should you choose? What email provider do you use? How do you set up a phone line? Both the big and small decisions might seem intimidating—or terrifying. Don’t let your worries paralyze you; get started with a few simple steps.
One lucky lawyer walked away from this year’s InternationalTrademark Association’s Annual Meeting with a free, one-year subscription to Alt Legal’s cloud-based IP filing software. In a random drawing of business cards, we selected Paul D. Supnik, a copyright, trademark, and entertainment attorney in Beverly Hills.
We're excited to announce our integration with Microsoft Office 365 to help our customers automatically see all of their docketing deadlines and reminders in their Outlook calendars. This integration will make it even easier for IP professionals to track and docket their portfolios and key filing deadlines. Our official announcement is below:
We're excited to unveil our new and improved TTAB and international docketing tools at INTA Orlando. See our official announcement is below!
We'll be demonstrating our latest features and integrations at INTA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando. Schedule your demo here.
Few product announcements command the same level of attention as Apple’s. Its semi-annual product event this September was mentioned over 2.4 million times on Twitter alone. Fans, competitors, and tech prophets scour whatever sources, including trademark applications, to derive early insight and create predictions. Companies are becoming increasingly savvy as a result, hiding their IP filings using a combination of shell companies and clever trademark filing strategies.
This month, I had the opportunity to attend the International Trademark Association annual conference in Hong Kong. For those of you not familiar with the annual INTA conference, it's a five-day event with over 8,000 international IP professionals, complete with educational sessions, networking events, and exhibitors. Perhaps most interesting for the team at Plainlegal was the USPTO's User Meeting with Deborah Cohn (the USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks), Sharon Marsh (the USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination), and Mary Denison (the USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations). Here are the highlights from the talk: