Posts Tagged: john white


Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Arguments

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, the first case in which the Supreme Court will decide …
By Gene Quinn 33 minutes ago 0

Help for the Supreme Court in CLS Bank

my iPhone can be a bell that you physically shake and it goes “ding” like a hotel desk bell; or it can be a carpenter’s level …
By John White 2 years ago 6

Beware Patent Bar Exam Study Advice

Perhaps the most ridiculous suggestion given (step 8) is to download the free PTO Patent Bar Exam Review Package from CNET. The WikiHow article explains that this free …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 4

The Latest Intelligence on the Updated Patent Bar Exam

Generally, the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know. The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead …

Patent Bar Exam Refresh: PTO Now Testing New Materials

We also know from past history that when the Patent Office first starts to test new material they disproportionately weight it in the database of questions so …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 6

Prior Borat? Non-traditional Prior Art Rejections!

Recently, I was working on a patent search requiring me to look in areas of patent art relating to male underclothing (a very popular area for patenting, …
By Stewart Walsh 4 years ago 14

A Special Thank You to Our Guest Contributors!

Over the years IPWatchdog.com has continued to try and add additional perspectives from a wide variety of guest contributors, ranging from well respected practicing attorneys and …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 3

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 …

Patent Bar Exam Craziness, Do You Know How Long a Month is?

I'm not suggesting that those who write the patent bar examination questions are testing irrelevant stuff, but what types of questions would you ask if you were …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 3

Is it too late on Patent Reform?

Now, we’re about to toss it out in favor of a “first to file” bent with post grant challenges and derivation proceedings? Say what…….why? What …
By John White 5 years ago 17

My Advice to Google – Keep Acquiring Patents

Most patents are obtained simply on the “refrigeration theory” as I call it. Just like if you are in food service you won’t get far without …
By John White 5 years ago 1

Summer 2011: The PLI Approach to the New Patent Bar Exam

It has always been my belief that the PLI course is the best, and now I think there is absolutely no doubt. Yes, there are some competitors …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 8

Top 10 Reasons to Take the PLI Patent Bar Review Course

Effective April 12, 2011, the USPTO has dramatically updated the patent bar examination. As a result, the PLI Patent Bar Review Course has been completely updated – overhauled really. We …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

An Interview with Sharon Barner, Former PTO Deputy Director

While at the USPTO Barner commuted back to Chicago on weekends to visit her family, choosing not to uproot her children from their schools. Since leaving the …
By John White 5 years ago 1

The PTO Paradox: A Gatekeeper Mired in the Past

I believe it is time for the PTO to jump aboard the ship of the future and use document and data search techniques now being employed in …
By John White 5 years ago 15