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August 2016 Archives

USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Challenge!

In continuing with its efforts to help accelerate the progress of cancer research, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced the Cancer Moonshot Challenge, which is a contest inviting the public to use patent data to reveal new insights on cancer research and treatments through visualization and interactive mapping. Using data provided by the Office, contestants are challenged to create and illuminate new trend lines and interactive mappings of innovation with visualizations for all types of cancer treatments and diagnostics by combining the Office's data with other unique data. The purpose of the challenge is to develop interactive visualizations and stories that can help reveal new insights to guide public policy and research to achieve the goal of doubling the rate of progress toward a cure.

Press Coverage of Hovey Williams Attorney's View on Prohibited Corporate Social Media Posts by Non-Sponsors

Social media users beware! It is being widely reported that the Committee responsible for the upcoming international games in Rio is cracking down on social media posts by non-sponsors of the Committee's names, insignia, slogans and trademarks during the games. Our own Stephen Huggins was recently interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journalabout these heavy-handed policies seeking to restrict any mention to the games from a corporate social media account.

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