Responding to Critics: My View on Patents & Innovation

I seem to have started a firestorm by writing a post openly questioning how a patent attorney (i.e., Stephan Kinsella) could be of the opinion that …
6 years ago 72

Thank You David Kappos! USPTO Extends Comments

Last week I wrote an article titled Inauspicious Start to Greater USPTO Transparency, in which I wrote about how disappointed I was that some things never seem …
6 years ago 1

Reality Check: Anti-Patent Patent Musings Simply Bizarre

I stumbled across an interesting article today from The Post and Courier regarding how interest in US patents is picking up in Cuba.  First, it was interesting …
6 years ago 49

How Much Longer Can the USPTO Test an Old MPEP?

Last week I was in New York City teaching the PLI Patent Bar Review Course along with John White.  The week was a good one, although the …
6 years ago 10

CAFC Makes it More Difficult to Prove Fraud on USPTO

At the beginning of August 2009 the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Exergen Corp. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., …
6 years ago 6

Inauspicious Start to Greater USPTO Transparency

I certainly hope this is much ado about nothing, but it is hard to ignore the fact that it seems as if we are off to an …
6 years ago 4

President Obama Gives Reaganesque Innovation Speech

Let me set the record straight from the start. I do not agree with President Obama on much, and I voted for and supported John McCain dating …
6 years ago 3

Kappos on the US Economy, Music to My Ears

Last week USPTO Director David Kappos explained during his speech at IPO that intellectual property law “is widely recognized as the engine that drives our information age …
6 years ago 1

Kappos Lays Out Ambitious Agenda for USPTO in Speech at IPO

Last week David Kappos addressed the IPO annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  Kappos’ remarks were varied and really set a new tone for the future of the …
6 years ago 8

CAFC: Method for Calibrating Drug Dosage Is Transformative

Legend has it that Zeus punished Prometheus by binding him to a rock while having his regenerating liver eaten daily by a great eagle. After the case …
6 years ago 2

DOJ Says Google Copyright Book Settlement Not Appropriate

The United States Department of Justice on Friday filed papers with the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, challenging the settlement …
6 years ago 6

Patent Attorney Creates Word Plugin for Patent Applications

Dmitry Brant, a DC patent attorney at a top patent law firm, recently launched a new software product aimed at the patent market named Patent ClaimMaster.  Patent …
6 years ago 6