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What follows is a letter to Congress from Gary K Michelson MD published here with permission First to invent versus first to file is the proverbial tempest in a teacup smaller than a teapot All sound and fury signifying…

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It s crunch time The Patent Reform Act of is scheduled for an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor this Monday Feb It s time for all intellectual property professionals to look carefully at the Patent Reform Act and…

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Congress is at it once again with the Senate Judiciary Committee reporting out a bill last week that remarkably resembles the bill that has been unable to gain any traction in the Senate for the last several years That…

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The Coburn Amendment would create a specialized fund within the Department of Treasury known as the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund The PTO Director would have access to monies in the Fund for expenses ordinarily…

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On Friday February the USPTO will publish in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking on Track One of the program which will give applicants the opportunity for prioritized examination of a patent within months of its filing…

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Specifically we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of months by the end of fiscal that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot Program more than doubles the likelihood of getting a first action allowance…

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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 explained that it was simply not possible for the Patent Office to…

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In July I had the privilege of interviewing Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Federal Circuit who had just recently retired from the Court effective May Chief Judge Michel spoke with me on the record for over hour and…

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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 and Trademark Office took place on August in a conference room at…

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On Tuesday August President Barack Obama signed into law P L - that gives the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO the authority to spend an additional million of the fees the agency will collect in Fiscal Year…

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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 The United States Patent and Trademark Office of foundering and it needs…

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In this third installment things get interesting perhaps even a bit explosive The former Chief of the Federal Circuit pulls no punches and talks openly and honestly about Congress laying the blame for the decline of the Patent Office…

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