Posts Tagged: patent office


Black Hats Look for Low Hanging Fruit: Law firms are the new target for IP theft

The USPTO has also created an increasingly sophisticated cyber security defense system to protect the nation’s patents and related information. In this multi-layered system, the USPTO …

Upper Midwest Jazzed Up About Expansion of Patent Pro Bono Program

When Section 32 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act became law in fall 2011, the USPTO began working with intellectual property law associations across the country to establish pro …

Patent Commissioner Peggy Focarino to Retire

In January 2005, Focarino was promoted to Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, a role that made her responsible for all patent-examining functions in the eight Patent Technology Centers …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 8

The Biggest Problem for USPTO has been Fee Diversion

During a free-flowing conversation the former leaders of the Patent Office agreed on a number of items, including the biggest problem for the Patent Office over the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 10

USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

Through a partnership with Reed Technology and Information Services, the USPTO announces the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized, email alerts to …
By U.S.P.T.O.
1 year ago 3

House Bill Seeks to End Diversion of Fees from the USPTO

The Innovation Protection Act, one of the lesser known patent bills percolating in Congress over the past few years, would provide a source of permanent funding for …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Biased Report Chastises USPTO for Insufficient Quality Control

A fair treatment of the issue of patent quality would have necessarily considered those applicants that were wrongfully denied, as well as the extraordinary wait one must …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 25

USPTO Announces Patents For Humanity Winners

The Patents for Humanity Award is the top award for applicant’s best representing the Patents for Humanity principles. Award recipients will receive public recognition at an …
By U.S.P.T.O.
1 year ago 0

US Patent Office Fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office current fee schedule went into effect on January 1, 2014, and was last revised on April 1, 2015... The lesson here is that fees …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

Petition Dismissal is Appropriate for Improper Use of PTAB Resources

Congress created AIA trial proceeding to combat trolls, not create an altogether new class of them. Since the initial filings of Hayman, the STRONG ACT has been …
By Scott A. McKeown
1 year ago 4

Patent Abuse or Genius? Is Kyle Bass Abusing the Patent System?

Time and time again throughout the legislative history post grant proceedings were explained as being a faster, low-cost alternative to litigating validity disputes in Federal District Court. …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 37

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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year 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 …
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