Posts Tagged: David Kappos


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 5 years ago 1

Federal Circuit Bar Association Honors Chief Judge Michel

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, I attended the retirement dinner and reception of the Honorable Chief Judge Paul R. Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …
By Renee C. Quinn 5 years ago 2

Kappos Welcomes Expo to US Trademark and Patent Office

On Friday, October 15, 2010 and again on Saturday, October 16, 2010, the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO) played host to the National Trademark Expo. That is no typo …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 0

Allowance Rate of 45.6% at USPTO for Fiscal 2010

Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal 2010 will be viewed for what they are, which is rather extraordinary, by our leaders in Washington, DC. …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 8

News, Notes & Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, happy birthday wishes to IPWatchdog.com for celebrating our 11th year online and a heartfelt thank you to all our …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 2

USPTO Announces New Patent Examination Quality Initiative

The new procedures measure seven diverse aspects of the examination process to form a more comprehensive composite quality metric. The composite quality metric is designed to reveal …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 4

Kappos Reorganizes Operational Structure at Patent Office

The first "new" Office within the USPTO is the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, which is formerly the Office of Public Affairs within the Under Secretary’…
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 5

News, Notes & Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, the mother of all patent trolls, Acacia Research Corporation, scores two more licensing agreements, one with IBM the other with …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 years ago 7