Posts Tagged: Obama Administration


DOJ Antitrust Chief Raises Standard Setting Concerns

Increasingly, Delrahim's speeches are moving past where he began in his USC speech in November 2017, discussing this being the appropriate time to now have a discussion about …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 2

Happy Birthday Patent System: Hope Springs Eternal

In 1790, the U.S. patent laws were first enacted and individuals could obtain a patent under the new federal government. For about a century beforehand, British citizens …
By Raymond Van Dyke
1 month ago 8

Is Trump being bamboozled by Obama holdovers on patent policy?

The USPTO’s Obama holdovers Michelle Lee and Tony Scardino are simply co-opting the exact language used in Obama's budgets for fiscal years 2015 to 2017 into Trump’s 2018 …
By Paul Morinville
12 months ago 21

Slump in Clean Energy Patents Causes Concern

As of late, the spike of clean energy technology innovation is slowing down in the United States, during a time that the Trump administration is aiming to …

Governments’ Thumb on the Scales

These government agencies target successful, inventive U.S. firms. They politicize their processes and disregard the exclusivity that rightfully belongs to patent owners. They take away private …
By James Edwards
1 year ago 5

Patently Surreal: The Obama Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement

It is almost impossible to believe this report is the work product of the Obama Administration. The section on patents, which begins on page 134, reads like a …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 29

Obama’s Anti-Patent Bias Led to the Destruction of His Legacy

Barack Obama came to office with the suspicion that patents caused higher prices and created market inefficiencies. He set a mission to disassemble the patent system, which …
By Neal Solomon
1 year ago 35

Maria Pallante fired as Register of Copyrights in Policy Power Grab

In a fast moving story that developed late last week, Maria Pallante is now the former Register of Copyrights. According to The Register, critics believe this was …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3

10% of judicial emergencies are in EDTX, the preferred venue for patent litigation

Three of the judicial emergencies, just less than 10 percent of all judicial emergencies in the U.S. federal court system, are in the U.S. District Court …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 4

Innovation only occurs when entrepreneurs are incentivized to take risks

Believing that innovation does not come from risk taking inventors, entrepreneurs, start ups, or even from the likes of Silicon Valley, is naïve in the extreme. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 4

Appellate court upholds net neutrality rules that will hurt U.S. consumer, stagnate Internet innovation

The reason why net neutrality came up in the American political discourse in late 2014 has much to do with paid prioritization. Paid prioritization is an agreement in …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 6

Obama Administration strongly supports Defend Trade Secrets Act

Earlier today the White House released a Statement of Administration Policy, which strongly supports passage of s. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The policy statement …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 22

Merrick Garland’s deference to federal agencies should be concerning to patent owners

Given the fact that the IPR processes at PTAB have been worrisome for many patent owners, the possibility that Merrick Garland would continue his longstanding deference towards …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

President Obama should nominate Judge Raymond Chen to the Supreme Court

Chen, an Obama appointee, was confirmed only several years ago by a vote of 97-0. Born in 1968 he is 47 years old, meaning he could easily serve on …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 59

Federal funding for a cancer moonshot is not a terrible idea

To hear Ars Technica say it is ''a terrible idea'' to devote increased funding in order to eradicate cancer is astonishing on many levels. As part of …