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To address its workload challenges, the USPTO has undertaken an aggressive program of hiring and recruitment.USPTO instituted a new training program for patent examiners called the "Patent Training Academy". It is an eight-month program designed to teach new patent examiners the fundamentals of patent law, practice and examination procedure in a college-style environment.Patent infringementis the act of making, using, selling, or offering to sell a patented invention, or importing into the United States a product covered by a claim of apatentwithout the permission of thepatentowner. The scope of the patented invention or the extent of protectionis defined in theclaimsof the granted patent. In other words, the terms of the claims inform the public of what is not allowed without the permission of the patent holder.
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Trading CoAfter almost disappearing in wake of Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue, Inc.45 (in which the Supreme Court considerably narrowed its scope), the dilution cause of action has made a considerable comeback. Congress reacted to Moseley by