Posts Tagged: America Invents Act


Reflections of the Patent Bar Exam

Recently I took and passed, on my second attempt, the United States Patent & Trademark Office Registration (bar) Exam. It is a daunting experience but manageable with some …
By William E Nowakowski
8 months ago 5

Patent Office Issues New AIA Rules

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an updated set of rules affecting trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In large part, …
By Christopher King
8 months ago 2

Book Review: Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice

The treatise presents both practical and strategic advice regarding the preparation, prosecution, evaluation, enforcement, and litigation of U.S. utility patents after the passage of the AIA …
By David Kappos
8 months ago 4

Is the USPTO’s IPR Process Constitutional?

I represent MCM Portfolio LLC, which is seeking Supreme Court review of a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding …
By Thomas Goldstein
8 months ago 51

New PTAB Rules Level the Playing Field for Patent Owners in IPR

After much public comment and debate, new changes to rules for post-grant administrative trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) go into effect on May 2, 2016. …
By Ben Pleune & Pamela Councill
9 months ago 8

How patent laws are harming children and America’s innovative future

The Young Inventor’s Showcase is nothing short of an amazing academic program in 56 Houston area grade schools. The program teaches grade school kids the entire innovation …
By Paul Morinville
10 months ago 17

Fact Checking Bogus ‘Patent Report Card’ Grade for Senator Cruz

Simply stated, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not deserve the F foisted on him by the Engine study or amplified by the reporting by Wired and Ars …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
10 months ago 3

Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be …
By Peter Harter
12 months ago 6

Will Cruz act to protect property rights, Constitution at Supreme Court?

The Patent Act itself clearly and unambiguously states that patents are property. See 35 U.S.C. 261. Unfortunately, this property right of Constitutional significance has increasingly come under …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 29

Portfolio Management: A Reassessment May Be In Order

For hoarders, once an item comes into their possession, such individuals develop an unreasonable emotional attachment to it. As these possessions, many of which are viewed by …
By Paul Lerner
1 year ago 0

First to File Means File First! The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

When people say that inventors do not need to start with a patent application and can wait to file I cringe. It is not that this is …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Why Libertarians Should Support a Strong Patent System

Libertarians believe in property rights and government protection of those rights as one of the few necessary requirements of government. Ownership of property and free markets leads …
By Bob Zeidman & Eashan Gupta
1 year ago 78

Have We Hit Bottom in the Patent Market?

The patent market had an amazing bull run from the late 1980’s through 2012. The peak was 2011 to 2012 when we saw a number of multi-billion dollar patent sales …
By Erich Spangenberg
1 year ago 32

3D Printed Human Organs and the Debate on Applicable Patent Law

3D printed human organs are coming increasingly close to being a reality according to several reports. In addition to potentially saving thousands of lives every year, this …
By Andrew Armstrong
1 year ago 16

USPTO changes method for correcting foreign priority claims

Because the AIA does make foreign priority claims relevant, the USPTO will now require that any correction of the identification of the foreign application (by application number, …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4