intellectual property

CBP successfully tested an ‘interoperable’ blockchain system for protecting intellectual property

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

The platform uses encrypted keys to securely transmit personally identifiable information and trade secrets on U.S. imports during transactions.

Faster patents require faster IT and contracting, and USPTO’s CIO has goals in place

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 months ago

“We were stifling innovation at the agency for innovation," said the agency's Procurement Systems Division chief.

Murky contractor ownership masks national security threats to IT

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 months ago

The Department of Defense hasn't done a good enough job assessing such threats, the Government Accountability Office found.

Audit: USPTO’s mismanagement of active directory poses ‘significant’ cyber risk

by Dave Nyczepir • 10 months ago

Additionally, the agency failed to protect critical information technology assets found to be vulnerable two years ago, which could lead to intellectual property theft.

How USPTO’s Jill Leyden helps the trademarking process walk the line between legal and personable

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

Leyden wants to make the trademark process a little bit easier.

Smartphones can steal 3-D printing plans by listening to the printer

by Shaun Waterman • 4 years ago

Smartphones equipped with special programming can become a sophisticated spy sensor capable of stealing designs from a 3-D printer — just by measuring the noise and electromagnetic radiation the printer emits.

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