Posts Tagged: bpai


75% – The Real Rate of Patent Applicant Success on Appeal

The biggest myth about patent appeals is that that the examiner usually wins. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) posts that it reverses examiners only one …
Kip Werking 3 years ago 12

Meet the USPTO’s New Administrative Patent Judges

You may have heard, but the USPTO is hiring. Not only is the USPTO searching for Administrative Patent Judges, but they are finding some extremely well qualified …
Gene Quinn 3 years ago 2

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 …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 8

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 …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 30

Chief Judge Rader Swears In New Administrative Patent Judges

After Judge Moore's remarks, James Donald Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, then took the podium to deliver his remarks and to introduce all of the new APJs; …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 3

U.S. Patent Office Finalizes New Appeal Rules

By eliminating certain briefing requirements the PTO hopes to reduce the number of non-compliant appeal briefs and the number of non-compliant examiner’s answers. Non-compliant briefs and …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 4

James Donald Smith Named Chief Patent Judge at USPTO

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has appointed James Donald Smith of Chicago, Ill. to serve as the next Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Board of …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 0

Google Patents the Google Doodle

Earlier this week Google received U.S. Patent No. 7,912,915, titled "Systems and methods for enticing users to access a web site." The patent covers what is known …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 10

Patent Truth and Consequence: File First Even in the U.S.

The date of invention relates to your conception. This is true whether you are engaging in an interference proceeding seeking to obtain a claim instead of another …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 19

Smucker Loses Reexam Battles, But May Win Litigation War

The Board’s analysis might interest patent prosecutors who routinely face rejections based on “applicant’s admissions,” not to mention the applicants who feel obliged to submit …
Scott M. Daniels 5 years ago 48

PTO Proposes Rescission of Stayed Ex Parte Appeals Rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes changes to the rules governing ex parte patent appeals before the …
Gene Quinn 5 years ago 6

CAFC Rules New Evidence OK in BPAI Appeal to District Court

In a peculiar oddity those who choose to challenge the final determinations on patentability of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) can elect to either …
Gene Quinn 5 years ago 34