Posts Tagged: gary locke


Patent Abuse or Genius? Is Kyle Bass Abusing the Patent System?

Time and time again throughout the legislative history post grant proceedings were explained as being a faster, low-cost alternative to litigating validity disputes in Federal District Court. …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 37

Trojan Horse Patent Reform, About Prior User Rights All Along

So why would large companies be such supporters of first to file? What if first to file was the Trojan Horse that carried prior user rights? Prior …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 17

One Grave Problem: Counterfeiting, Piracy and IP Theft

Criminals are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging in other illicit …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 21

United States to Commemorate World Intellectual Property Day

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will belatedly commemorate World Intellectual Property Day on Thursday, May 5, 2011, in a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

James Donald Smith Named Chief Patent Judge at USPTO

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has appointed James Donald Smith of Chicago, Ill. to serve as the next Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Board of …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Who Will Be the Next Secretary of Commerce?

Those who live inside the beltway know that rumors swirl left and right, and it is sometimes extremely difficult to cut through the rumor-mill, which sometimes seems …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 3

An Exclusive Interview with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke

During my interview with Secretary Locke we spoke about patent reform efforts in the United States Senate, what patent reform might look like from the House of …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10

PTO: $4000 for Track One Acceleration + Working Off the Tail

On Friday, February 4, 2011, the USPTO will publish in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking on “Track One” of the program, which will give applicants the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 40

Detroit, Michigan Announced as First Regional Patent Office

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the first Regional Patent Office would be located in Detroit, Michigan and will open at some point during 2011, employing some 100 patent …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

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
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

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

Leahy Procedural Move Makes Patent Reform Passage Near

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) recently came to agreement with Committee Ranking Republican Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on changes to the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515), …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 10

Kappos Announces Obama’s FY 2011 Budget Request for PTO

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Obama’s recently submitted budget would allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners during both FY 2011 and FY 2012.  It would also provide an …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

USPTO to Rehire Former Patent Examiners to Attack Backlog

Christmas is coming early for inventors, innovative companies, patent attorneys and anyone in the technology/innovation industry that relies upon patent protection. Faced with a growing backlog …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1