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In the past year, I have seen an increase in questions related to artificial intelligence.  Specifically, patent and trademark lawyers have asked whether it is permissible for those lawyers engaged in practice before the USPTO to use Generative AI.  While I have and continue to present on this topic multiple times, including (here),

On September 5, 2023, the USPTO announced in a Federal Register Notice that all non-attorney support staff would be required, beginning on January 20, 2024, to verify their identity to access the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (“TEAS”).  This follows multiple changes in July 2022 and October 2023 to the USPTO’s Trademark Verified USPTO.gov Account

In an appellate case of first impression on a novel procedural issue, the Ninth Circuit on July 27 in Kirkland v. USBC, Los Angeles, quashed trial subpoenas purporting to command individuals who resided and worked out-of-state and more than 100 miles from the courthouse to “appear” at a hearing by contemporaneous video transmission.  Addressing

As lawyers, we help clients solve problems, get results, but also advise them on risk.  Clients rely on their lawyers for their expertise in the area—as well as their advice that is generally devoid of emotions.  But who advises lawyers and law firms on their risks?  Following the same thought process, and the adage of