Posts Tagged: politics


Senate Commerce Committee seems comfortable with Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce

In his opening remarks, Ross noted that he had been a consumer of various forms of data published by various agencies within the commerce department. He seemed …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 1

Is Michelle Lee Refusing to Leave the USPTO?

I learned from a credible source that Lee was either refusing to resign or perhaps attempting to revoke her letter of resignation. Shortly thereafter I was told …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 20

PTO Director Needed – Swamp Resistance Desirable

If someone were there to speak for America that person would recognize the obvious. There is no historical evidence of any economy having a thriving innovation ecosystem …
By John White
7 months ago 30

Could Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg join the Trump Administration?

Text messages sent between Andreesen and Erskine Bowles speak to Zuckerberg’s desire to be able to maintain control of Facebook while possibly serving two years in …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 3

Wilbur Ross: Zero Tolerance of IP Theft

Wilbur Ross, Trump's nominee to run Commerce, has a zero tolerance for IP theft, which indicates a possible change in direction for US patent policy... Ross has …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
8 months ago 7

Pence, Conservative Views on Patents Likely to Influence Trump

Congressman Pence worked mostly on patent reform bills via the Republican Study Committee, a well-known group of House Republicans focused on inserting conservative views into public policy …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
9 months ago 8

Trump on IP and Patent Reform: What Silicon Valley Doesn’t Understand

Of course, the implication being if you are not in favor of a never ending revision of U.S. patent laws then you are somehow an ignorant …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
9 months ago 32

Inventors Protest California Congressman Darrell Issa

In my 54 years, I’ve never protested anything. I’ve complained to my friends and family and sometimes to a few unfortunate strangers. So this has been …
By Paul Morinville
9 months ago 38

Trump targeted in copyright infringement action over Skittles tweet filed by former refugee photographer

Trump, no stranger to lawsuits himself, can now count U.S. district courts as the latest venue where his position could be on the decline. A suit …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Dear Candidate: Is patent reform a catalyst for future innovation in the US?

Patent reform is a subject that most Americans are unfamiliar with. Additionally, significant lobbying efforts and financial resources dedicated by large corporations have confused the subject further. …
By Warren Tuttle
12 months ago 8

Clinton tech agenda supports STEM education, infrastructure upgrades for Internet access

Clinton’s tech agenda revolves around five main points that she hopes will lead to American dominance in research and development as well as overall innovation. First, …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 7

Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative

Clinton's proposal for accomplishing this goal would be twofold: (1) to reduce excessive patent litigation through additional patent reform; and (2) strengthening the operational capacity of the USPTO by …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 20

As Airbnb disrupts the hotel industry it increases D.C. lobbying

This increased political exposure across the nation is likely a big reason why Airbnb is increasing its DC lobbying arsenal by hiring former Congressman Vin Weber and …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

American innovation has been fueled by immigrant inventors

Without immigrants and the influx of knowledge brought by them to our country’s shores, American innovation and the overall economy would look nothing like it does …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Ted Cruz has much in common with Abraham Lincoln, thanks to patents

For Cruz his depth of sincere appreciation and awareness of the role patents and private property rights comes from his meager roots, from his work as an …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2