February 19, 2020 - Intellectual Property, United States

New USPTO Rule Likely to Increase Spam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just issued new rules that directly affect trademark owners. Going forward, trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will need to provide their email address in USPTO …›

Plant Variety Protection Office Now Accepting Applications For Asexually Reproduced Plants

Elizabeth Freeman Rosenzweig, a Morrison & Foerster law clerk in our San Francisco office, Biology PhD, and JD candidate at Berkeley Law, contributed to the writing of this article. On January 6, 2020, the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) released the final version of its …›

Crossing Borders

Partner Janet Xiao, who leads the firm’s China Life Sciences Group, co-authored an article with associate Can Cui for Intellectual Property Magazine, titled “Crossing Borders,” which explores technology transfer opportunities emerging from import rules in China. The authors note that Chinese companies are eager to …›