Posts Tagged: David Kappos


USPTO to Host Roundtable on Three-Track Patent Proposal

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be holding a public roundtable discussion on its proposed Enhanced Examination Timing Control Initiative, also known as “Three-Track,” …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8

Nick Godici Part 3: Funding Crisis ’09, Furloughs & Fun Stuff

In this final installment of my interview with Nick Godici we learn just how close the Patent Office was to sending out 9,000 furlough notices (to all those …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Renewed Congressional Interest for Funding the Patent Office

Truth be told, it would be enough for Congress to just (1) stop siphoning off money from the USPTO through fee diversion; (2) grant the USPTO fee setting authority; …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

USPTO 2010-2015 Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos announced today that the USPTO’s draft …
By Press Releases
6 years ago 1

David Kappos: A View from Europe

USPTO Director David Kappos made one of his rare excursions outside of the US at the end of June when he flew to Munich to take part …
By Joff Wild
6 years ago 1

Commerce Secretary Headlines Copyright Policy Symposium

The day-long symposium included discussion of online copyright policy in the United States, specifically the impact of current copyright laws, existing and emerging techniques used to illegally …
By Press Releases
6 years ago 1

USPTO Seeks Change Patent Examiner Performance Standards

Management at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been working with representatives of the patent examiners union, the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA), to better …
By Press Releases
6 years ago 4

USPTO and Google to Make Patent & Trademark Data Public

If you visit the Google bulk USPTO data site you will see that the data, volumes of it, is presented in zip format. Thus, the data will …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 14

USPTO Announces New Examination Rules, Seeks Comment on 33 Questions

With respect to Track I, of particular note is the fact that the Patent Office is considering limiting the number of claims in a prioritized application to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

PTO Proposes Major New Patent Application Processing Rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comment on a major new patent examination initiative that would provide applicants greater control over the speed …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 11

Kappos: US Economic Security Depends on National IP Strategy

A packed room of at least 200 individuals, including the newly retired Chief Judge Paul Michel, former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson, former USPTO Director Bruce Lehman and …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

CAFC Judges Should Be Require to Examine Patent Applications

On Friday, May 28, 2010, USPTO Director David Kappos gave five suggestions for practitioners on the Director's Forum (i.e., the Kappos blog). It would be wonderful if such …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

USPTO Expands Green Technology Acceleration Pilot Program

Coming on the heels of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico the expansion of the green tech initiative at the PTO seems to be in …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

USPTO Signs PPH Deal With China; USPTO Eliminates PPH Fee

On May 19, 2010, USPTO Director David Kappos and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on comprehensive bilateral cooperation …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

USPTO Expands Application Exchange to Reduce Backlog

This unique initiative seeks to reduce the backlog of patent applications by getting rid of those that are no longer important to applicants or are of marginal …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2