About: Aimee McKinney

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AI’s ‘Uncharted Territory’

AI’s ‘Uncharted Territory’ Rolling out an artificial intelligence system is a bit more difficult than booting up software and saying, “Go.” For one, AI requires training—data that provides the basis …



Canada Joins the Madrid Protocol

Canada Joins the Madrid Protocol For decades, Canada remained a holdout to the international trade-mark registration system known informally as the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol has been in operation …


What are Punitive Damages?

What exactly are punitive damages? We’ve all heard of them before, but what exactly are “punitive damages”? According to the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute, punitive damages are “awarded …


USPTO Improving Consistency

Patent Office Takes Steps Towards Improving Consistency of Analysis of Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 has been the subject of much attention since the …


Tainted Applications Prompts USPTO Action

Thousands of Tainted Foreign-Based Applications Prompt a USPTO Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Require Non-U.S. Applicants to Hire U.S. Attorneys Responding to a recent flood of filings by foreign-based applicants — …