Posts Tagged: David Kappos


Kappos 2.0: Part 2 of my Interview with David Kappos

The beginning of Part 2 of my interview picks up where we left off, but more generally broadens out to generically ask how Kappos approaches the daunting task …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Kappos 2.0: Exclusive Interview with PTO Director David Kappos

Director Kappos was extremely gracious with his time, speaking to me on the record for nearly 90 minutes. He answered every one of my questions without dodging, and …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 9

Peter Pappas Appointed as Kappos’ New Chief of Staff

Effectively immediately Pappas is the new Chief of Staff and the immediate past Chief of Staff, Drew Hirschfeld, will assume the role of Associate Commissioner for Patent …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

The Bill is Signed: President Obama Signs America Invents Act

President Obama started by commending the students of what he called "One of the best high schools in the country." He mentioned that; "We have an exhibit …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 19

Visual Prosthesis Innovation Receives U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000

Earlier today the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000. The 8 million patent was issued to Second …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 10

Predicting the Future: When Will U.S. Patent 9,000,000 Issue?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is poised to issue U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000, which will likely happen on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. This got me to thinking — …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

It’s More Important Than Ever To Use Protection

Indeed, more then 80 percent of most companies net value consists of intangible assets such as intellectual property. There is an increasing need to protect these assets in …
By Jeanne Albrecht
7 years ago 4

Top 10 Reasons Republicans Might Oppose the Patent Office

Given that House Republicans seem to fear an adequately funded Patent Office I got to thinking — What could they be afraid of? With that in mind, here …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 64

USPTO and Sweden Partner on Patent Prosecution Highway

PPH will permit each office to benefit from the PCT work previously done by the other office, which reduces the examination workload and improves patent quality. The …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 0

PTO Announces U.S. Government-Wide IP Training Database

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in cooperation with the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), today announced the launch of a new …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 0

United States to Commemorate World Intellectual Property Day

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will belatedly commemorate World Intellectual Property Day on Thursday, May 5, 2011, in a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

An Interview with Manny Schecter, IBM Chief Patent Counsel

On April 4, 2011, I had the honor to interview Manny Schecter, the Chief Patent Counsel for IBM Corporation. I met Manny in October 2010 when I did a CLE …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Interview Part 2: USPTO Deputy Director Terry Rea

In part 2 of the interview we discuss the energizer bunny, known better as USPTO Director David Kappos. We also discuss what skills she has brought from a …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Sensenbrenner to Kappos: Prior User Rights is Poison Pill

Today the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, which is a subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary, held a hearing on the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 47

USPTO Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

On Friday March 11, 2011, I attended the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium in honor of Women’s History Month at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 0