Posts Tagged: David Kappos


Strong IP protection provides inventors and creators the economic freedom to create

Critics argue that intellectual property is bad for innovation in part because it allows for “monopolies” that prevent the public from using certain creations without permission for …
By Terrica Carrington 4 months ago 1

Mark Cuban: “Get rid of all software patents”

A dim view of software patents does not make Mark Cuban unique, but his latest foray into the patent debate does provide interesting insights into his arbitrary …
By Gene Quinn 4 months ago 117

It makes no sense for an algorithm to be unpatentable simply because it is implemented in software

KAPPOS: "Back when I was an engineer we saw it in mainframe computers where you’d make an invention and frequently initially the software wasn’t fast …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 50

The Case for Software Patentability, An Interview with David Kappos

KAPPOS: ''Companies like Microsoft and Apple and GE -- all of whom are members [of the Partnership for American Innovation] along with IBM, Ford, DuPont and Pfizer …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 10

Game of Patent Thrones

Although the current administration talks the talk of promoting invention and innovation, they are influenced by special interests that have negative views regarding patents and the patent …
By Sue D. Nym 1 year ago 14

Will Obama Nominate Anyone for the USPTO?

In recent weeks news has come out that Phil Johnson's nomination as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is dead. It seems to be …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 2

Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relations

Dave Kappos did more for PTO-academic relations than any other Commissioner or Director in the history of the Office. This is a true statement, but hardly does …
By Robert P. Merges 2 years ago 0

An Agency Responds: USPTO’s Challenge to Create Post-Myriad Examination Guidelines that Translate Supreme Court Decision into Day-to-Day Action

Written by David J. Kappos, former Director of the USPTO: "The language of the Myriad decision did not on its face mandate drastic, innovation-dampening action. The Supreme …
By David Kappos 2 years ago 3

An Exclusive Interview with Bernard Knight

There was nothing off the table for discussion in this interview. We discuss how and why he choose McDermott, as well as what it was like working …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 0

House Passes Innovation Act, Battle Goes to Senate

A brake-down of the major provisions, the Amendments that passed and some key Amendments that failed… On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed the …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 6

Kappos on Patent Trial and Appeal Board Trial Proceedings

Kappos explained that the PTAB has started and will continue, in at least some cases, to issue shorter per curiam decisions, which will allow them to decide …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 1

David Kappos Headlines Post-Grant Patent Trial Program in NY

A new addition to the program just announced today is David Kappos, who is the immediate former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Kappos, …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 1