Posts Tagged: national innovation tax


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

U.S. Patent Office Pays More Taxes Than General Electric

General Electric was not the only large U.S. corporation not to pay taxes. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, General Electric had some company. In fact, …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 7

Eating Our Seed Corn for Job Creation

Everywhere I go, I meet entrepreneurs whose ventures either failed or are slowly dying on the vine because of the outrageous delays they suffered in getting patents. …
By Henry R. Nothhaft 5 years ago 35

PTO Announces Austerity Measures in Face of Financial Crisis

The last Continuing Resolution (or CR) ran out on April 8, 2011, with a 11th hour agreement, which was ultimately passed by Congress and signed into law by President …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 51

Intellectual Ventures: Independence Day Take II

Just like in the story-line of Independence Day, where the alien death ships slowly but surely positioned themselves over each major city, with the eventual outcome well …
By John White 5 years ago 89

Patent Trolls: Innovation Vampires Suck Life Out of Economy

What we need to focus on are those that are taking from the patent system without returning anything to the patent system. Rather than call these groups …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 120

New Budget Crisis: PTO Collects $1 Million Per Day it Can’t Use

Director Kappos was also asked whether there were any plans to allow the community to access the patent search platform that is available to patent examiners. Kappos …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 4

Is It Time to Privatize the Patent Office?

Saying that Congress controls the Patent Office is something of a misstatement really. It would be far more accurate to say that Congress starves the Patent Office …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 40

US Congress Poised to Implement National Innovation Tax

Earlier this week Mike Drummond, the Editor in Chief of Inventors Digest, authored an article titled US Senate Votes to Leave Patent Office Underfunded for 2010.  In this …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 9