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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 Property and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

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UPDATED Tuesday July at pm Pacific Time The last presentation at the NAPP Annual Conference is presently ongoing with William Smith of Woodcock Washburn giving a presentation regarding hot topics before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Smith…

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Last week on July former Presidential Candidate former Vermont Governor and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean stepped into the health reform debate discussing in an Op-ed piece published by TheHill com It is not surprising…

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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 USPTO On announcing the return of Godici Secretary Locke said I m…

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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 attorney to a top spot in the Department of Justice asked for…

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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 to avoid the Patent Office having to furlough or terminate patent examiners…

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UPDATED pm 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 David Kappos as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property a position…

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By now you have probably heard that the United States Supreme Court lifted the stay Ordered by Justice Ginsberg late on Monday and the bankruptcy deal that will give Chrysler to Fiat UAW workers and the US and Canadian…

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Admittedly the selection of an Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property a post that also carries the title of Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is not as important in the greater scheme of things as…

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Even before President Obama announces his selection for Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property a post known by those in the industry as the Director of the Patent Office senior level management Officials inside the Patent Office are beginning…

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I am writing from New York City today I am here for the PLI Patent Bar Review Course which kicks off our summer run of courses Over the next couple months John White and I will crisscross the country…

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Some reports had suggested that James Pooley of Morrison Foerster was on a short list to be named the next Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property a k a Director of the PTO but I can now confirm that…

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