Posts Tagged: David Kappos


Todd Dickinson Interview Part 3: Fee Diversion, Kappos, 3 Track

My interview with Q. Todd Dickinson, the current Executive Director of the AIPLA and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the Patent …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

Patent Office Unveils Patents Dashboard, A Visualization Tool

The Visualization Center shows graphics that look much like a speedometer, which is where the Patents Dashboard moniker comes from, but the data is also available for …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

President Obama Signs Bill to Provide USPTO Authority to Spend an Additional $129 Million of FY 2010 Fee Collections

On Tuesday, August 10, President Barack Obama signed into law P.L. 111-224 that gives the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the authority to spend an …
By Press Releases
8 years ago 1

Better Late Than Never: Major Media Tunes Into Patent Crisis

Straight from the "it's about time" department comes breaking word that the so-called popular press are finally identifying the most under reported news story of this recession. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

Behind the Scenes: The USPTO Senior Staff

On July 19, 2010, I was granted behind the scenes access to observe the United States Patent and Trademark Office. From 11am to 7pm I trailed David Kappos, the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 4

Interview Exclusive: USPTO Director David Kappos

In this interview Kappos discusses with me his management style, his famously long hours, how he manages to inspire the Office to work harder than ever before, …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of David Kappos

On July 19, 2010, I was granted back stage pass of sorts, for a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I had, initially requested an …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 23

Lots of Support at Patent Office Three Track Public Meeting

All in all I would characterize the mood of the PTO officials I spoke with as up-beat and the mood of the stakeholders in attendance was generally …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 26

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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 years ago 4