Posts Tagged: Gene Quinn


Happy Halloween! Learning with the Halloween Portable Container

The holiday patent du jour gives us the opportunity to explore the candy collecting aspects of trick-or-treating. More specifically, U.S. Patent No. 7,594,669 is for a portable …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 4

When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

It is certainly true that once you file a nonprovisional patent application your ability to make additions to the application has largely ceased. Even if you are …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 6

Point – Counterpoint: The Debate Over Prior User Rights

Exactly who is to blame if a pharmaceutical company, say Eli Lilly, decides to invest billions of dollars and build a facility when they haven't adequately protected …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 53

Tenth Circuit Finds Patent Infringement Insurance Coverage Under “Advertising Injury” Clause

Therefore, no one should read this decision as stating a general rule that patent infringement is covered under "advertising injury" provisions in a typical insurance contract. Rather, …

Patent Reform and Patent Bar Review, What You Should Know

Don't forget that as of the end of the 2011 fiscal year on September 30, 2011, the PTO has a “backfile” of nearly 679,000 patent applications that have not yet been …

America Invents: The Unintended Consequences of Patent Reform

Notwithstanding the inherent unreliability of legislative history and the truly scary prospect of trying to get inside the head of Members of Congress, it seems fairly clear …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 18

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is Hiring Patent Examiners

The fiscal year 2011 results are now in and the backlog of untouched patent applications as of the end of FY 2011 was 669,625, so there is plenty of work …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 4

USPTO to Host Inventor Symposium at Smithsonian Oct. 27-28

Whenever I write about USPTO conferences, symposia and events for independent inventors I say: "Simply stated, if you are a serious inventor you need to go to …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

America Invents: A Simple Guide to Patent Reform, Part 2

I have done quite a bit of writing about the America Invents Act, but I have been a bit derelict in providing the sequel to America Invents: …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 5

Prior Art Under America Invents: The USPTO Explains First to File

If (B) gives a blanket exclusion to subject matter, which cannot be used as prior art after a disclosure by an inventor, that would lead to nearly …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 13

UNH School of Law Opens Franklin Pierce Center for IP

Indeed, the new Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally open with a bang! Chief Judge Randall …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

As Predicted, Congress Ready to Divert More Fees from USPTO

It isn't exactly a newflash to announce that Washington, D.C. is dsyfunctional, anyone paying attention over the past few years has long since come to that …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 6

America Invents: How the New Law Impacts Your Patent Practice

The America Invents Act, which just recently passed by the Congress and sent to the White House for President Obama’s signature, is the most significant patent …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 11

Senate Votes 89-9 to Pass Patent Reform, No End to Fee Diversion

It looks like my prediction on Tuesday that the Senate would pass H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, prior to President Obama's much anticipated jobs and economy …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 35

Copyright Registration – File Early and Often

As a general rule, a copyright lasts for the life of the creator PLUS another 70 years. So your grandchildren and great-grandchildren can benefit from your creation well …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 2