During the general government shutdown that began October 1, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will remain open, using prior year reserve funds to operate for approximately four weeks. Should the reserve funds be exhausted before the general government shutdown ends, the USPTO would shut down at that time, although a very small staff would continue to work to accept new applications and maintain IT infrastructure, among other functions. Updated information relating to USPTO operations during the government shutdown will be available at http://www.uspto.gov/news/2013ops.jsp.
Oliver A. Ruiz has been elected to serve as the Vice President of the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida Chapter. Oliver will be installed as Vice President on October 25th, at the Chapter’s Annual Gala at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.
Congratulations to Firm Law Clerk W. John Eagan, whose name shall henceforth be followed by “Esq.,” upon passing the Florida Bar per results received today. The Firm now stands at 11 full-time attorneys focused exclusively on Intellectual Property Law.
Firm partners Jennie S. Malloy and John Cyril Malloy, III were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark Law, and other intellectual property areas.
Congratulations to associate Jason LaCosse on being named Vice-Chair of the Dade County Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Committee.