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Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

Comments on TTAB's standard protective order: Jahn (Jan 2019)

Please provide your answers and comments to the following questions.
1. Please describe the entity or individual submitting the comments (i.e., a law firm, a private practice attorney, a corporation or other business entity, in-house counsel, a trade association, a legal or policy association, professor/academia, other).
Kirstin Jahn - Solo practitioner
2. The SPO currently provides for the protection... more »

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Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

TTAB Standard Protective Order

Inhouse counsel are inherently subject to more potential conflicts of interest than are outside attorneys.

The TTAB Standard Protective Order should have a confidentiality category to prohibit disclosure to

inhouse counsel unless a) adverse party consents or b) on good cause shown and briefing by the parties

ordered by the Board.

Daniel Kegan, private practice IP attorney.

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Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

Comments to TTAB Standard Protective Order (Wilkins; June 2019)

If the TTAB operations or work force have previously been negatively impacted directly or indirectly in any manner by the current SPO, then this provision must be modified.

If maintaining the current SPO in the past has ever created a direct or indirect liability of any sort for the TTAB or its work force, then the current SPO must be modified.

If the safety of the TTAB or its work force has ever been directly or indirectly... more »

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Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

ABA-IPL Letter to TTAB on Standard Protective Order

June 28, 2019



Ms. Jennifer Cook
United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, VA 22313-1451

Re: Proposed Changes to Standard Protective Order

Dear Ms. Cook:

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law ("ABA- IPL") thanks the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") for the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the... more »

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NYIPLA: Comments on TTAB's Standard Protective Order

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Kathleen E. McCarthy 1.212.556.2345
kmccarthy@kslaw.com PRESIDENT-ELECT
Colman B. Ragan
1.973.658.1800
colman.ragan@tevapharm.com 1st VICE-PRESIDENT
Robert M. Isackson 1.914.821.1686
isackson@leasonellis.com 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT
Heather M. Schneider
1.212.728.8685
hschneider@willkie.com TREASURER
Abigail Langsam
1.212.836.7836
abigail.langsam@arnoldporter.com SECRETARY
Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme... more »

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Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

IBM and Gilead support the current Standard Protective Order.

Gilead and IBM thank the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“Office”) for the opportunity to comment on the TTAB Standard Protective Order (“SPO”). We appreciate that the current SPO includes a designation for “Attorney’s Eyes Only” that excludes in-house counsel. We think that the outside counsel only designation is especially important in trademark proceedings.

Gilead and IBM believe that “Attorney’s Eyes... more »

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Standard Protective Order

31 January 2018

Honorable Mary Boney Denison
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Trial and Appeals Board
Commission of Trademarks
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Re: Comments on Revising TTAB’s Standard Protective Order

Commissioner Denison:

The TTAB Policy Collaboration Site has issued a request for comments relating to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s Standard Protective Order (“SPO”) in effect... more »

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AIPLA Comments on TTAB's Standard Protective Order

January 2, 2018

The Honorable Gerald F. Rogers
Chief Administrative Trademark Judge
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, VA 22313–1451

Via email: gerard.rogers@uspto.gov

Re: AIPLA Comments to the current TTAB Standard Protective Order,
effective June 24, 2016

Dear Judge Rogers,

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is pleased to... more »

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Comment on TTAB's Standard Protective Order: Dinu (Jan 2019)

Idea: Standard Protective Order
Comment:
I represent my corporation in the role of inventor/Owner and have experienced the headache created by in-house and outside council distinction in the language.
I agree with the revision or better required signatures on SEO by the parties that will then establish the contract obligation between parties to settle their dispute, which otherwise is non existent and at the hand of... more »

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Additional IBM Comments on TTAB's Standard Protective Order

IBM thanks the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("Office") for the opportunity to comment on the additional discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order ("SPO"). We have provided our answers and comments to the posted questions below.

1. Please describe the entity or individual submitting the comments (i.e., a law firm, a private practice attorney, a corporation or other business entity, in-house... more »

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IPO: Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

28 March 2019

The Honorable Gerard F. Rogers Chief
Administrative Trademark Judge
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, VA 22313–1451

VIA EMAIL ONLY (cheryl.butler@uspto.gov)

Re: Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order Dear Chief Judge Rogers:

Intellectual Property Owners Association ("IPO") appreciates the opportunity to provide comments... more »

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AIPLA: Additional Discussion of TTAB's Standard Protective Order

March 29, 2019
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, VA 22313–1451 ATTN: Jennifer Cook

Re: Comments of the AIPLA to the current Standard Protective Order

Dear Ms. Cook,

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is pleased to have this opportunity to provide comments on the current version of the USPTO's Standard Protective Order for use... more »

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