U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

Supreme Court approval of patent adjudication raises new questions about limits of modern agency adjudication.

The First Amendment Protects Offensive Trademarks

Supreme Court holds that government cannot discriminate against offensive trademarks.

Why Federal Courts Should Defer to the PTO in Trademark Disputes

Legal scholar makes the case for courts deferring to agency’s trademark determinations.

Evaluating the PTO’s Proposed Fee Structure

Proposed fee structure remains flawed and may contribute to the perception of a “broken” patent system.