Posts Tagged: David Kappos


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 5 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 5 years ago 0

Smithsonian Exhibition on Innovation in 19th-Century America

Through a collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the museum will present a robust series of public programs and educational outreach about today’s …
By Press Releases 5 years ago 0

Teresa Stanek Rea Named New Deputy Director of the USPTO

Deputy Director Designate Rea is a patent attorney herself, having been admitted to the patent bar on December 15, 1981. According to her profile page on her firm's website …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 0

U.S. Patent Office Issues Supplementary 112 Guidelines

Of course, it will be most useful for patent examiners to review and truly internalize the guidelines, but there is some excellent language here that is quite …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 5

PTO: $4000 for Track One Acceleration + Working Off the Tail

On Friday, February 4, 2011, the USPTO will publish in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking on “Track One” of the program, which will give applicants the …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 40

Start-Up Reality: No Patent = No Funding, No Business, No Jobs

The log jam in patents issuances is not the only impediment to start-up job creation. Although it is certainly a big one. Tax and regulatory burdens on …
By Henry R. Nothhaft 5 years ago 10

Kappos to Congress: Funding Woes to Reverse PTO Progress

Specifically, we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of 23 months by the end of fiscal 2011, that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

IPWatchdog 2010: ABA Blawg Tops + Over 2 Million Visits

I am pleased to announce that IPWatchdog.com was selected by the readers of the ABA Journal as their favorite IP Law blog for 2010 ABA. I am …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 6

Detroit, Michigan Announced as First Regional Patent Office

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the first Regional Patent Office would be located in Detroit, Michigan and will open at some point during 2011, employing some 100 patent …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 4

Kappos Sets Goal of 650,000 Backlog by End of FY 2011

Yesterday Director Kappos deviated a bit from his routine and utilized a powerpoint presentation, which was titled: "The USPTO by the Numbers: Progress and Reform at Our …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 10

PTO Lays Out Ambitions 2011 Agenda at IPO Conference

At lunch Director Kappos explained that the goal for fiscal year 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, was to get the backlog down to 699,000 --- dubbed "project 699." The Office …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 2