Posts Tagged: David Kappos


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
6 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
6 years ago 2

PTO to Effectively Extend Provisional Applications to 24 Months

In some circles this pilot program has at times been characterized as providing for an extension of a provisional patent application to allow it to remain pending …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 27

IPWatchdog.com Chosen as one of the ABA Journal’s Top 100

I am pleased to announce that the Editors of the ABA Journal yesterday announced they have selected IPWatchdog.com as one of the top 100 best law blogs …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8

Extending Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan

The program will continue on a temporary basis. The USPTO may further extend this plan (on either a temporary or permanent basis), or may discontinue the plan …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 13

Trilateral Offices Make Significant Advances in Work Sharing

Building on more than a quarter century of cooperation, the Trilateral Offices continued to focus on addressing global patent workload challenges, in particular, decreasing pendency and examination …
By Press Releases
6 years ago 3

Photo Diary: President Obama Presides Over White House Medal Ceremony for Scientists and Engineers

Earlier this evening President Barack Obama awarded National Medals to 16 distinguished scientists and engineers in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Without further …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 10

USPTO Extends Green Technology Pilot Program Through 2011

Currently, the average time between the approval of a green technology petition and the first action on an application is just 49 days. In several cases, patent applications …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

New Budget Crisis: PTO Collects $1 Million Per Day it Can’t Use

Director Kappos was also asked whether there were any plans to allow the community to access the patent search platform that is available to patent examiners. Kappos …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Photo Diary: The USPTO’s 15th Inventors Conference

I was pleasantly surprised to see inventors from all over the country, coming from New Jersey, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere. The Inventors Conference provides a truly unique …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Conflicting Positions on Gene Patents in Obama Administration

On Monday evening, November 1, 2010, David Kappos, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, told the Dow Jones news …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

AIPLA Honors Chief Judge Paul Michel with Board of Directors’ Excellence Award

The Executive Director of the AIPLA, Q. Todd Dickinson, then took the stage to introduce a video that was dedicated to this year's AIPLA Board of Directors' …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 0

USPTO to Host 15th Annual Independent Inventors Conference

Like other years, the agenda is filled with great educational programs, such as commercializing intellectual property through licensing, claim drafting for beginners, advanced claim drafting, why file …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

USPTO and EPO Work on Joint Patent Classification System

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed to work toward the formation of a joint patent classification system. …
By Press Releases
6 years ago 4

AIPLA Meeting: David Kappos Q & A with Q. Todd Dickinson

One question in particular that stood out to me was the question about hiring at the USPTO. Director Kappos was asked to give us an idea on …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 1