Posts Tagged: patent office


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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …
By Jon Wright
1 year 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. …
By Manny Schecter
1 year 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 …
By Manny Schecter
1 year 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. …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …

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 …
By Robert Stoll
1 year 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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Summit on the Future of Urban Innovation

The summit will bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, government officials, and thought leaders in the innovation ecosystem to engage on how government, academia, and industry can …
By U.S.P.T.O.
1 year ago 0

SAWS Retired by USPTO

The USPTO has put SAWS to rest, literally. The USPTO has posted a message on the agency's website explaining that after conducting an internal review of the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 27

Senate Judiciary Unanimously Approves Michelle Lee

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Michelle Lee to serve as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

2015 Innovation Festival Calls for Exhibitor Applications

The 2015 Innovation Festival will be held on September 26th & 27th and will explore how today's inventors are creating the world of our future. In preparation for the …
By Renee Quinn
1 year ago 0