Supreme Court hears Microsoft's argument for patent reform

After losing a judgment to i4i over its use of XML in Word, the company wants to lower the bar for disproving a patent

Justice, USPTO file briefs opposing Microsoft's bid to change the burden of proof in patent challenges

The federal government joined "friend of the court" filings opposing Microsoft appeal to change the burden of proof in patent challenges.

For continuity, build telework into operations

The technology is available to enable secure, efficient access for remote working emergencies and day-to-day operations, but planning ahead is critical. Two agencies show that it can be done.

Big telework savings trumps butts in the seats

Telework remains a goal of most agencies. But a combination of technology, employee expectations and legislation can help make it a reality.

Patent office teams with Google to put data online

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is handing over nearly 10 terabytes of its data to Google so that it can be made available for free online.

NASA chooses Diaz to lead IT consolidation project

Deborah Diaz will lead NASA’s $4 billion IT consolidation project, an official confirmed today.

USPTO eyes unified communication system

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to learn about unified Internet Protocol communication systems that could cut its operating costs.

How to get telework right

Federal Computer Week convened a virtual roundtable with three telework program managers that run some of the most successful programs in government to find out what works with new telework programs — along with the major remaining stumbling blocks.

Trademark attorneys can call it in

Jay Besch is fairly new to telework, but his employer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been at it for a quite a while.