Posts in Interviews & Conversations


Exit Interview: A Conversation with Outgoing AUTM President Fred Reinhart

During Reinhart's year as President much changed at AUTM. There was a concerted effort to transition to a a strategic board of directors that would result in …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Talking Trademarks: An Exclusive Interview with INTA’s Debbie Cohn

What follows is our wide ranging discussion, which start out with what Cohn is doing with INTA and then moves into an in depth discussion of issues …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Getting to Know Tech Geek and Tchaikovsky Fan, Michelle Lee

That leaves the fun questions, which really give us an opportunity to get to know Director Lee, the type of music she listens to, the movies she …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

An Exclusive Interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

There were no topics ruled out of bounds for this 30 minute interview, not even the Supreme Court's recent decision to accept cert. in Cuozzo, although as an …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

What Mattered in 2015: Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP

This year our panel of industry insiders is quite diverse, with commentary from Bob Stoll (Drinker Biddle), Ashley Keller (Gerchen Keller), Paul Morinville (US Inventor), Alden Abbot (…
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

On the record with product development and marketing expert Warren Tuttle

Warren Tuttle: ''Good innovation is innovation that consumers respond to and purchase and appreciate, say good things about it and it survives. Bad innovation, you know the 95% …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Music lover, history buff, Mr. Fix-it – Getting to Know Bruce Kisliuk

QUINN: ''I always refer to myself as a geek or a nerd. Do you wear that too as a badge of honor?'' KISLIUK: ''Oh, absolutely. When …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

The patent system will survive, but not thrive over the short term

Bruce Kisliuk: ''Those with more resources have some advantages in any litigation. That’s one reason a patent right is important, it can level that playing field …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Patents, a system that works – On the record with Bruce Kisliuk

Bruce Kisliuk: "I think over time that pendulum will swing back. I think the nature of the business is that it’s likely going to come by …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12

The Changing Landscape of IP Investments – A Conversation with Abha Divine

Abha Divine is the founder and managing director of Techquity Capital Management, which is an IP investment firm that partners with IP owners to help them deploy …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

IV founder Edward Jung says US is losing its competitive edge in funding innovative startups

EDWARD JUNG: ''At the other end of that value chain you now have some of the most valuable companies in the entire world in places like China. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016

Ashley Keller: ''I am mildly bullish, because we’re coming from such a low point that it is likely to improve from here. We just talked about …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 13

The difficult environment for monetizing patent rights

Ashley Keller: ''I think the market is challenging right now. I wouldn’t say it’s deteriorating—it’s more stable than it’s been—but I …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

As Key works with inventors he coaches, who he refers to as students because he teaches them how to do much of the work for themselves, he …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 15

On the Record with IAM’s Richard Lloyd

I think it’s interesting to see how people present this as a bipartisan issue but that covers up the fact that actually there are some very …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11