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Donald “Trey” Mahoney, III secures TRO in the District Courts of Harris County

Mr. Donald Trey Mahoney, III secured a pivotal TRO for Ramey & Schwaller’s client Body Brother, Inc. on 7/21/20.  The TRO was granted in the 151st District Court of Harris County.

Great work from Mr. Mahoney!

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11 ideas that went from science fiction to reality

Great read spotlighting Ramey & Schwaller’s client Arx Pax, Inc. and their innovative hoverboard technology.

From Space.com : Hoverboards - From: “Back to the Future Part II”

The Back to the Future trilogy is a highly enjoyable trio of time-traveling adventures, but it is Part II that presents the creators’ vision of 2015. The film predicted a far more outlandish 2015 than what actually happened just five years ago, but it got one thing correct: hoverboards, just like the one Marty McFly “borrows” to make a quick escape.

Although they aren’t as widespread as the film perceives, hoverboards now exist. The first real one was created in 2015 by Arx Pax, a company based in California. The company invented the Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA™) used to provide the levitation of a hoverboard. The board generates a magnetic field, which in turn creates an eddy current, which then creates another opposing magnetic field. These magnetic fields repel each other against a copper “hoverpark” that provides lift.

Full read here

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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.

Stay current with the USPTO by subscribing to receive email updates at our Subscription Center at www.uspto.gov/subscribe

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Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Drapela

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Ryan Drapela of Drapela Works on registration of the mark MANSTAND as Registration Number 5832342 on August 13, 2019. The Trademark is for a stand for various personal items; namely, valet stands.

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

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Congratulations to Genomics USA, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Genomics USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,337,066 titled METHODS FOR PCR AND HLA TYPING USING UNPURIFIED SAMPLES on July 2, 2019.  The patent relates to methods for amplifying a gene or RNA or sets thereof of interest using a tandem PCR process. The primers in the first PCR or set of PCR reactions are locus-specific. The primers in the second PCR or set of PCR reactions are specific for a sub-sequence of the locus-specific primers and completely consumed during the second PCR amplification. For RNA amplification, the first PCR is reverse transcription and the resulting cDNA(s) provide a template for cRNA synthesis, endpoint PCR or real time PCR. Also provided is a tandem PCR method which accepts raw, completely unpu­rified mouthwash, cheek swabs and ORAGENE-stabilized saliva as the sample input, the resulting amplicons serving as the substrate for complex, microarray-based genetic testing. Also provided is a method of allelotyping a gene or set thereof by amplifying the gene(s) using tandem PCR on DNA or RNA comprising the sample. .

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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.

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 CNPC USA

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,280,357 titled High Density and High Temperature Emulsifier For Use In An
Oil Based Drilling Fluid System on May 7, 2019. The patent relates to An emulsifying composition for an oil based drilling fluid includes oleyl alcohol and a mixture of polymeric amides.

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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Congratulations to CNPC USA

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,280,354 titled Polymer System for Fluid Loss Control on May 7, 2019. The patent relates to A combination of three polymers including a crosslinked acrylamide-TBAS copolymers in inverse emulsion form, N-vinyl pyrrolidone-acrylamide-TBAS terpolymer, and crosslinked N-vinyl pyrrolidone-acrylamide-TBAS acts as high temperature, high pressure fluid loss control additives for water-based drilling fluids systems.

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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Dr. Melissa Schwaller elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Ramey & Schwaller is proud to share, firm partner Melissa Schwaller was recently elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

The Texas Bar Foundation has helped organizations to:
* Educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law
* Provide legal services to the poor
* Assist those who turn to the legal system for protection”

The Texas Bar Foundation and its members are committed to our mission…Advancing Justice in Texas…by providing opportunities to support the rule of law in Texas.

Our Mission
The Texas Bar Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in Texas, especially for programs that relate to legal assistance for the underserved, the administration of justice, ethics in the legal profession, the encouragement of legal research, publications and forums, and education of the third branch of government.

For more info, see txbf.org/about-us

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.