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Congratulations to CNPC USA Corporation

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,450,501 titled METHOD FOR A FRACTURING FLUID SYSTEM AT HIGH TEMPERATURES on October 22, 2019. The patent relates to The method for well – stimulation through a wellbore in a rock formation is hydraulic fracturing under high temperature conditions . The method includes injecting a fracturing fluid system to the rock formation ; fracturing the rock formation at a temperature between 150 – 260 degrees Celsius ; and recovering fluid components of the fracturing fluid system from the wellbore and setting the proppant in the fractures . The fracturing fluid system includes proppant and a plurality of fluid components . The fluid components can include water , a gelling agent , and a stabilizer made of ascorbic acid ranging from 50 – 100 ppt so as to adjust pH and delay said cross linking agent .

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office. We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and skilled professionals.

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USPTO patent Covid relief extended

The USPTO again extended fee relief for extensions of time for small and micro entities for patent cases through July 31st.

CARES Act relief for small and micro entities

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing clients results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

USPTO extends certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1

In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on March 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees, which otherwise would have been due between March 27 and May 31, to June 1, 2020. This is in addition to the prior extension the USPTO had announced on March 31, 2020.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a key role in our fight against this pandemic, and in the upcoming recovery of our country,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “Accordingly, the USPTO continues to assess measures to support the work of inventors and entrepreneurs during this crisis and beyond.”

For details of the latest extension, read the official Patent and Trademark notices on our website. The USPTO will continue to evaluate the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the impact on the USPTO’s operations and stakeholders.

The new notices supersede the previously posted:

  • “Notice of Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” dated March 31, 2020;
  • “Notice of Waiver of Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” dated March 31, 2020; and
  • “Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak,” dated March 16, 2020.

The USPTO will also update its answers to the CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in accordance with these notices.

 

USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for small and micro entities

WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program.

Under this new pilot program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to applicants that qualify for small or micro entity status without payment of the typical fees associated with other prioritized examination. In addition, the USPTO will endeavor to reach final disposition of applications in this program within six months if applicants respond promptly to communications from the USPTO.

“Independent inventors and small businesses are often the difference makers when it comes to cutting-edge innovation and the growth of our economy,” said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. “They are also in most need of assistance as we fight this pandemic. Accelerating examination of COVID-19-related patent applications, without additional fees, will permit such innovators to bring important and possibly life-saving treatments to market more quickly.”

To qualify for the new program, the claims of an application must cover a product or process that is subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in the prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19. See the Federal Register Notice for more information.

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,301,883 titled BIT JET ENHANCEMENT TOOL on May 28, 2019.  A bit jet enhancement tool comprises two or more separate flow paths, and each of the flow paths has multiple hollow chambers connected in series; each of the hollow chambers comprises a first constricted chamber with a fluid entry, a first expansion chamber located adjacent to the lower end of the first constricted chamber, a second constricted chamber with the upper end connected to the lower end of the first expansion chamber; a separate second expansion chamber connected to the lower ends of a plurality of the second constricted chambers; and a single port located adjacent to the lower end of the second expansion chamber.

Ramey & Schwalller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,287,833 titled CARRIER BLOCK AND GRIPPER BLOCK FOR COILED TUBING ASSEMBLY on May 14, 2019.  The patent relates to a carrier block and gripper block. The gripper block includes a first side and a second side spaced apart from the first side, and an upper surface spanning the distance between the first side and the second side. The upper surface includes a gripping surface. The gripper block includes at least one recess positioned in at least one of the first side and the second side of the gripper block, the at least one recess including an engagement surface. A retention device includes a retention feature proximate the first end and extending laterally away from a longitudinal axis of the retention device. The carrier block includes at least one retention recess disposed at least partially through the carrier block, the at least one retention recess being configured to receive a second end of the retention device.

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Ramey & Schwaller client Manitowoc brings huge crane to Texas!

Manitowoc Cranes is the world leader in innovative crane technology, including their 31000 model crane with its revolutionary variable position counterweight. Ramey & Schwaller, LLP and Craig Buschmann are proud to have helped Manitowoc protect their technology so that it can used for Texas-sized projects.

Story here: Humongous Crane Arrives In Arlington

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

 

 

Ramey & Schwaller Completes Successful Trademark Opposition on Behalf of Client Project Apis m.

Ramey & Schwaller successfully opposed the registration of Ojai Natural Foods, Inc.’s trademark application for “Seeds for Bees”, application no. 87/292184. Project Apis m. v. Ojai Natural Foods, Inc., TTAB Opp. No. 91236690 (Jan. 8, 2018). Our client Project Apis m. (PAm) uses its trademark mark “Seeds for Bees” for its program to promote collaboration within the scientific, research, and provider communities to achieve advances in bee and soil health and bee forage described at https://www.projectapism.org/seeds-for-bees-home.html. This result allows PAm to continue using its senior “Seeds for Bees” trademark without risk of confusion in the marketplace.

 

Project Apis m. funds and directs research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production. Its name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the honey bee. www.projectapism.org

 

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com