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9 New Administrative Patent Judges Sworn in at the USPTO

On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 2:00pm ET, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held a ceremony in the North Auditorium of the Madison Building on the campus …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

National Inventors Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

In celebration of its mission to recognize and foster invention, the National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 Inductees. The inventors to be honored this year …
By U.S.P.T.O. 4 years ago 0

Prior User Rights and the Incentive to Keep Innovations Secret

However, if prior users are keeping their technology secret while being protected, that leap-frogging from one breakthrough to the next be impeded. Disclosure is the backbone of …

Boutique Rising: A Conversation with Winthrop & Weinstine

Six patent and litigation attorneys recently left the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP to join the growing Intellectual Property team at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. …
By Renee C. Quinn 4 years ago 2

AIA Proposed Rules: Fees at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

These proposed fees will undoubtedly be commented on, and the early criticism, which seems quite valid, asks how the addition of a single additional claim to be …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 10

Compact Prosecution in the USPTO is Anything But Compact

hange does not come easily. At a minimum, the PTO must stop encouraging and rewarding examiners for actions that defeat the objectives of the office. As long …
By Charles Gorenstein 4 years ago 8

Follow the Money – Will the ITC Lose its Patent Jurisdiction?

Such is the case with the newest lobby in Washington, the self-described “ITC Working Group.” You won’t learn anything about this organization by searching Google — odd, …
By Bernard J. Cassidy 4 years ago 19

Is there a Systematic Denial of Due Process at the USPTO?

After my presentation, as you might expect, I was approached by a number of patent attorneys. Story after story it was the same thing I have heard …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 63

Why Patent Attorneys Don’t Work on Contingency

Having spent time as a litigator I know exactly what goes into taking a case on a contingency basis and you only take cases on a contingency …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 25

AIPLA’s Q. Todd Dickinson to be Inducted in IP Hall of Fame

AIPLA is proud to announce that Executive Director Q. Todd Dickinson will be inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for 2012. The IP Hall of Fame was …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Cohn Part 2

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Part 1 of the interview was …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Cohn oversees all aspects of …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

CAFC Makes Murky Anticipation Ruling on Overlapped Process Ranges in ClearValue*

In the recently issued case of ClearValue, Inc. v. Pearl River Polymers, Inc., Judge Moore, writing for the Federal Circuit panel, distinguished the holding in the 2006 case …
By Eric Guttag 4 years ago 6

Chief Judge Rader Takes on Lobbying White House and SCOTUS

The discussion was lively, perhaps even explosive. You could nearly see sparks fly when Chief Judge Rader continued to pepper Seth Waxman with question after question about …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 8

Beware the NOT so Technical AIA Technical Amendments!

The troubling news starts with the fact that a technical amendments bill to the America Invents Act (AIA) that is working its way around Capitol Hill, and …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 7