Posts Tagged: Gene Quinn


Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets

Protecting trade secrets is critically important if for no other reason than making sure that the time, money and energy you spend building your business is not …
3 years ago 3

New PTO Initiative Gives More Opportunities to Amend After Final

All and all this seems like a positive development. If you do provide a claim set that defines the invention from broad to narrow it seems extremely …
3 years ago 12

Is Your Patent Portfolio Safe from the Supreme Court?

The Prometheus decision shows that you can never know for sure what the outcome will be once you arrive at the Supreme Court. We also know that …
3 years ago 5

Patent Claim Drafting: Improvements and Jepson Claims

But how do you go about patenting an improvement? The first thing you must do is figure out what the advantages are over the prior art. You …
3 years ago 4

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner for Patents, Margaret Focarino

When I interviewed USPTO Director David Kappos in December I asked him about Focarino and the first words out of his mouth were: "What a wonderful leader." …
4 years ago 3

Patent Drawings: An Economical Way to Expand Disclosure

While formally compliant drawings are not technically always required at the time of filing, there are significant benefits to submitting professional patent illustrations at the time of …
4 years ago 1

Business Methods by the Numbers: A Look Inside PTO Class 705

What these numbers tell you is if your application is in Art Unit 3622 or 3689 you are in for a long wait to obtain a patent. The numbers …
4 years ago 18

Patent Drafting: Drilling Down on Variations in a Patent Application

One of the challenges that a drafter faces when trying to satisfy the enablement requirement is with respect to describing things that can and will vary depending …
4 years ago 1

Kappos 2.0: Part 2 of my Interview with David Kappos

The beginning of Part 2 of my interview picks up where we left off, but more generally broadens out to generically ask how Kappos approaches the daunting task …
4 years ago 5

Kappos 2.0: Exclusive Interview with PTO Director David Kappos

Director Kappos was extremely gracious with his time, speaking to me on the record for nearly 90 minutes. He answered every one of my questions without dodging, and …
4 years ago 9

Court Slams Frivolous & Vexatious Litigation with $4.7 MM in Fees

In what seems to be a continuing trend, the United Stats Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is continuing to show increasingly little tolerance for abusive …
4 years ago 6

Facial Recognition Technology Raising Privacy Concerns

As I read through the patents and patent applications discussed below, and the many more I did not include, I started to wonder whether anyone has any …
4 years ago 10