USPTO Extends Some Patent and Trademark Deadlines

By: William R. Schmidt On March 31, 2020, the USPTO announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent- and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees. In brief, some deadlines due between 3/27/20 and 4/30/20 (inclusive) are extendable for 30 days upon submission of a request and appropriate statement attributing the delay …

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Morse Attorney Elevated to Senior Attorney

We are pleased to announce that William Schmidt has been elevated to Senior Attorney. A Registered Patent Attorney, Bill’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, opinions, and related counseling. He works with a variety of clients including universities, research institutes, government agencies, and start-ups, advising them on strategies to protect their intellectual property. Bill has been with …

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2017 Intellectual Property Year in Review

2017 marked another active year for intellectual property law. Patent law took center stage at the Supreme Court, wherein established precedent on infringement suit jurisdiction and laches were overturned. As we move into another year that is sure to be full of cases that reshape the IP landscape, intellectual property attorney Bill Schmidt looks back …

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