Posts Tagged: patent office


USPTO Issues Patent No. 9,000,000 on Windshield Washer Replacement System

Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000. The invention that was awarded this historic patent is a system and method …
5 months ago 13

Post Grant Patent Challenges Concern Universities, Pharma

Gulbrandsen’s chief complaint with the U.S. system centers around the fact that it has become enormously easy to challenge issued patents once they have been …
5 months ago 0

USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceedings

The immediate modification to the page limits for motions to amend is more in line with reality given the high burdens placed on patent owners. Even when …
5 months ago 1

What ‘patent quality’ means for patent owners

Patent Quality. Two words that individually we all know what they mean, but you put them together and they cause lots of confusion. So let me clarify. …
5 months ago 3

The Unforeseen Impact of Alice

The fact is, patent examiners are struggling with the application of 35 USC 101 in light of the Alice decision just as much as everyone else. Greater uncertainty among …
5 months ago 59

A sincere desire to improve the quality of the patents

The last time patent quality was being discussed the leadership of the Office had not come from the private sector, but rather came from within government ranks. …
5 months ago 10

Russell Slifer Sworn in as New USPTO Deputy Director

Director Lee announced that earlier this morning she swore in Russ Slifer to serve as the new Deputy Director of the USPTO. Slifer had been the Director …
5 months ago 2

Patent Quality Summit Preview: A Conversation with Valencia Martin-Wallace

According to Martin-Wallace, the goal of the Patent Quality Summit is to establish a dialogue between the USPTO and stakeholders so that both sides can obtain a …
5 months ago 2

Case Challenging Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review Continues to 4th Circuit

Inter partes review proceedings unconstitutionally assign to an Article I executive branch tribunal matters reserved for Article III Judges that make up the Federal Judiciary. This is …
6 months ago 21

Methods of Organizing Human Activities

Sadly, this is not an isolated case. I’ve seen similar rejections in a diverse (and utterly random) number of art areas and technologies ranging from predictive …
6 months ago 15

Senate Confirms Michelle Lee to be Director of the USPTO

Earlier today the United States Senate confirmed Michelle Lee to head the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a position that has been vacant since the resignation …
6 months ago 1

Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country …
6 months ago 1