Posts Tagged: obama


Patent Reform: Obama Favors Major Changes to Patent Law

There has been something brewing for at least a couple weeks now on the patent reform agenda, and I have been trying to make sense of it …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 13

Obama Friend Appointed to be Deputy at USPTO

On Friday, October 2, 2009. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed Sharon Barner to the post of deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 11

Professor Arti Rai to the Patent Office? I Sure Hope Not!

I wish I had some inside information to pass along, but I do not.  All I can seem to come up with is unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo, …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 11

Dishonest Roll Call Editorial on Follow on Biologics

Earlier today James Love and James Glassman published what can only be described as an intellectually dishonest op-ed piece on RollCall.com.  The two James either simply …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 5

Fixing America’s Health Care System

On Thursday morning, August 13, 2009, CNBC aired a segment titled Fixing America’s Health Care System on Squawk Box, which is CNBC’s longest running program.  Appearing on …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 26

Kappos Senate Hearing Scheduled for July 29, 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that the confirmation hearing for David Kappos, who is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 2

Will USPTO Money Run Out Before FY 09 Ends?

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6:59pm Pacific Time The last presentation at the NAPP Annual Conference is presently ongoing, with William Smith of Woodcock Washburn giving a presentation …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 60

Howard Dean Supports Strong Protection for Biologics

Last week, on July 8, 2009, former Presidential Candidate, former Vermont Governor and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean stepped into the health reform debate, discussing …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 5

Help Arrives! Nick Godici Returns to Patent Office

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday announced the appointment of former USPTO official and long-time patent professional Nicholas P. Godici as a special advisor to the …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 2

Obama Administration Wants Short Biologic Exclusivity

Until recently the Obama Administration had not taken any particularly strong or controversial stances with respect to intellectual property protection.  Sure, President Obama appointed a former RIAA …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 7

Senate Acts to Prevent USPTO Furlough or RIF

Last night the United States Senate passed a bill that authorizes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to shift funds between different USPTO accounts in order …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 24

President Obama Intends to Appoint Kappos as PTO Head

UPDATED: 8:42pm ET At some point in time today, presumably after I nominated Alfred E. Neuman for PTO Director, President Obama announced that he intends to appoint …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 27