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Patents for Humanity Announced at White House Event

I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event, which was held in support of the President’…
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 13

Will Congress Break the Internet?

We must find reasonable ways to stop infringement of intellectual property on the Internet. Such a solution must be fair to the victim of the infringement. It …
By Bob Zeidman 4 years ago 6

Crowdsourcing Patent Research: $2 Million in Reward Money

Article One Partners (AOP), the world’s largest patent research community, earlier today announced that the company has achieved a significant milestone — more than $2 million dollars in …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 7

Patent Mass Aggregators: The Giants Among Us

The types of returns promised to investors and the types of benefits offered to participants are also quite different from garden-variety non-practicing entities, as are some of …

Exclusive Interview Part 3: USPTO Deputy Director Terry Rea

We begin by discussing first action allowances and whether they are frowned upon, then discuss the examination process and weave our way to Track 1 and whether you …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 17

Stopping Online Piracy in the Age of Entitlement

As for the particulars of SOPA, perhaps there are some who are against the legislation for valid, thoughtful reasons and would like to see something better. That, …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 64

Trademark Skullduggery: Lawsuit Challenges Publication Service

Leason Ellis LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in White Plains, New York, recently filed a complaint against USA Trademark Enterprises, Inc. of Sarasota, Florida. The …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 21

Exclusive Interview Part 2: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Part 2 of my interview with Deputy Under Secretary Rea picks up with discussion of the America Invents Act. We generally discussed the rulemaking process, the fact that …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 6

Former PTO Deputy Sharon Barner Leaves Foley & Lardner

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), announced today that Sharon R. Barner, formerly a top official in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a leading intellectual property …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Deputy Director Teresa Rea has now been at the USPTO for approximately 1 year, but seems as invigorated and full of energy as she did when I first …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 8

Patent Drawings: An Economical Way to Expand Disclosure

While formally compliant drawings are not technically always required at the time of filing, there are significant benefits to submitting professional patent illustrations at the time of …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

How Your Telephone System Impacts Your Brand

If you are a small business owner, you are located in a small personal office or you work from home, you probably use either a cell phone …
By Renee C. Quinn 4 years ago 2

Using US Patent Classifications to Enhance Key Word Searching to Achieve Higher Quality Patent Search Results

I have found it helpful to think about patent classifications as being large buckets with subclassifications being little buckets within the larger classification buckets. There are currently …
By Brad Chassee 4 years ago 5

Proposed Rules for Supplemental Examination, Revised Reexamination Fees and Deadline for Satellite Office Comments

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proposing rules of practice in patent cases to implement the supplemental examination provisions of the America Invents Act. …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

Examining the Appealed Patent Allowances from Art Unit 3689

The data clearly suggests that that inquiry should be made into what is going on in Art Unit 3689. If there is nothing odd after evaluation then I …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 30