Posts Tagged: obama


Conservatives Should Have No Part of Patent Reform

''We have corporate interests masquerading the drastic overhaul of the patent system as mere tort reform... It makes no sense to undermine long-standing property rights to address …
6 months ago 4

USPTO budget increases for FY 2016 despite reduced fee estimates

This latest budget increases the amount of money that will be available to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, although the amount specifically appropriated is less …
7 months ago 0

Opinion: Regrettable White House Intervention on Patent Trolls

What’s regrettable is that the White House didn’t wait for such empirical data on patent litigation and instead rehashed the findings of discredited studies of …
2 years ago 6

Will President Obama Come to Apple’s Rescue?

If the President disapproves of the ruling for policy reasons he has the authority to nullify the determination. The statute specifically explains that upon disapproval of the …
2 years ago 8

White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues

Today the White House announced major steps to improve incentives for future innovation in high tech patents, a key driver of economic growth and good paying American …
2 years ago 21

Mr. President, Why not Host Your Ball at the Patent Office

Mr. President, why not host another inaugural ball either at the Old Patent Office Building or at the current Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia? Or even better, …
3 years ago 0

4 More Days Until Election 2012

It is undeniable that the Director Kappos has revitalized the Patent Office, but does the fact that the Patent Office is now well run mean that President …
3 years ago 40

Obamacare and the Supremes, A Patent Attorney’s Perspective

A method to reduce the national debt comprising a "Skinny Jeans Tax" whereby... Does anyone think they look good in skinny jeans? Where on earth are the …
3 years ago 18

Patents for Humanity Announced at White House Event

I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event, which was held in support of the President’…
4 years ago 13

Teenage Inventor Rebecca Hyndman Discusses Patents, Inventing, High School and President Obama

On September 17, 2011, I attended the Signing of the America Invents Act at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. A young lady named Rebecca Hyndman, who …
4 years ago 10

Obama to Announce Restructuring of Department of Commerce

The Obama government restructuring plan is of particular importance within the patent community because it will affect the Commerce Department as well as five smaller agencies. As …
4 years ago 8

Recent Patent Related Federal Register Notices

At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of …
4 years ago 1