Posts Tagged: interview


On the Record with IAM’s Richard Lloyd

I think it’s interesting to see how people present this as a bipartisan issue but that covers up the fact that actually there are some very …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11

Sharon Israel, AIPLA prepare for Annual Meeting of IP Practitioners

“It has met and exceeded my expectations,” Sharon Israel told me during a recent interview to discuss her term as AIPLA President, which concludes at the end …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

A patent reform conversation with Senator Coons and Congressman Massie

Yesterday I moderated a Google Hangout on the topic of patent reform, which was sponsored by the Innovation Alliance’s save the inventor campaign. Joining me for …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Tim Kopra, Expedition crew getting set for December launch to International Space Station

For this story Steve Brachmann interviewed Tim Kopra, who will be Commander of Expedition 47 aboard the International Space Station... Noting that ISS astronauts were more like lab …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

It makes no sense for an algorithm to be unpatentable simply because it is implemented in software

KAPPOS: "Back when I was an engineer we saw it in mainframe computers where you’d make an invention and frequently initially the software wasn’t fast …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 50

Patent Commissioner Drew Hirshfeld on Patent Quality and Patent Eligibility

Drew HIRSHFELD: ''One thing that really can move the ball toward a higher quality patent is again the clarity of the record, and the amount of information …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3

An Exclusive Interview with Drew Hirshfeld, the new Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO

HIRSHFELD: "[Y]ou caught my attention with quality means we issue a few patents. So let me address that first. We’ve always focused on quality as …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Ariosa v. Sequenom: Petitioning the Federal Circuit to Reverse Course on Patent Eligibility

This is a really important question both with respect to biologics and other interventions and also as the Federal Circuit does work with the Supreme Court’s …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 36

The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retires

Since she first joined the USPTO as the newest examiner in 1977, Focarino has worked tirelessly in a variety of different roles, always as a public servant. Not …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 4

Patent Quality Summit Preview: A Conversation with Valencia Martin-Wallace

According to Martin-Wallace, the goal of the Patent Quality Summit is to establish a dialogue between the USPTO and stakeholders so that both sides can obtain a …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

Inventors are NOT patent trolls and they are NOT the problem

Large companies can steal your patented technology, make a great deal of money, ignore you all together, and then have the resources, the vast resources in most …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 34

The European technical standard as a guide for drafting software patents

''A few years ago we ramped up our foreign filings and recognized that we’re writing this one document, this one patent application for so many different …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Congress Seeks to Fix Unfair, Outdated Royalties for Songwriters and Composers

According to Congressman Collins, who I spoke with via telephone on Friday, March 6, 2015, there was a great deal of treatment of the SEA at the subcommittee level …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patents

''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

America Must be the Leader in Patenting Innovations, Including Software

I do feel that the whole notion of trying to find an “inventive concept” is really challenged. While the Supreme Court went out of its way to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0