Posts Tagged: Chief Judge Michel


A sincere desire to improve the quality of the patents

The last time patent quality was being discussed the leadership of the Office had not come from the private sector, but rather came from within government ranks. …
5 months ago 10

A sensible response: Do not rush to pass a bill

The sensible response to all these new and evolving circumstances is not a rush to pass a bill, but a pause to evaluate the rapidly changing situation. …
8 months ago 3

What Mattered in 2014: Reflecting on the Biggest Moments in IP

It is one again time to take a moment to look back on the year that was, reflecting on the biggest, most impactful moments of the year. …
8 months ago 1

Our Political Patent System: Is Patent Justice for Sale?

The unfortunate reality is the United States is no longer the most favorable jurisdiction for innovators. There has been a full assault on patent rights that started …
10 months ago 9

Judge Michel Speaks on the Future of the Federal Circuit

Judge Michel: "I’m aghast at the suggestions that are made in some blogs that the Federal Circuit be abolished. The idea that you need more so-called …
1 year ago 4

Judge Michel says Congress May Have to Revise 101

On July 3, 2014, I had the opportunity to interview Judge Michel, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The interview took …
1 year ago 9

Phil Johnson – An Outstanding Choice for USPTO Director

News of the death of Johnson's nomination is both a shocking surprise and yet all too predictable in a town that increasingly makes little logical sense . . . From …
1 year ago 4

Amici Urge Caution on Software Patents at the Supreme Court

Chief Judge Michel’s brief makes two major recommendations regarding the essential question of software’s patentability. First, Michel states that the criteria for patent eligibility under …
1 year ago 22

Industry Leaders, Judges to Discuss Patent Litigation Reform

Patents and patent reform has been in the news, even the popular press, on an increasing basis. The issue of patents generally and patent litigation specifically has …
2 years ago 2

Judge Michel: Patent Reform Bills Would Weaken Patent System

Judge Michel explained legislators are proposing bills because they are being heavily lobbied by a small (but powerful and well-funded) coalition of companies. He highlighted the common …
2 years ago 12

A Night at the Smithsonian, Patent Style

This year the IPO recognized Alex Kipman of Microsoft, the inventor of Kinect, as the 39th Inventor of the Year. Kipman was introduced and presented the award …
3 years ago 1

All In! Doubling Down on Erroneous Attacks on the Federal Circuit

In a recently published Forbes.com article titled"The Federal Circuit, Not the Supreme Court, Legalized Software Patents," Lee doubled down with his absurd and provably incorrect …
3 years ago 18