Posts Tagged: president obama


Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be …
By Peter Harter 6 hours ago 1

Bolder initiatives needed to take next steps in fight against cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day... There has been steady progress made in the history of treating cancers of many types since the administration of former U.S …
By Steve Brachmann 6 days ago 4

Federal funding for a cancer moonshot is not a terrible idea

To hear Ars Technica say it is ''a terrible idea'' to devote increased funding in order to eradicate cancer is astonishing on many levels. As part of …

President Obama continues technology focus in his final year

The administration of the 44th President of the United States will be remembered for many reasons, but one theme which has been playing out since the earliest …
By Steve Brachmann 14 days ago 7

Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). …
By Gene Quinn 10 months ago 12

Conservatives Should Have No Part of Patent Reform

''We have corporate interests masquerading the drastic overhaul of the patent system as mere tort reform... It makes no sense to undermine long-standing property rights to address …
By Gene Quinn 12 months ago 4

USPTO budget increases for FY 2016 despite reduced fee estimates

This latest budget increases the amount of money that will be available to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, although the amount specifically appropriated is less …

Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

It might now be said that, in the United States, reward for innovation is another “loss” to be eliminated or minimized. Watch out inventors. Instead of address …

President Obama Nominates Kara Stoll for Federal Circuit

Kara Farnandez Stoll is presently a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. She has extensive experience in patent litigation, and …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 7

Former Google Executive Nominated as PTO Director

Immediately prior to becoming Director of the un-opened Silicon Valley Patent Office, from 2003 to 2012, Lee was the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Patents and Patent Strategy …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 13

Improving Innovation Climate Critical to US Economic Future

We have thoroughly destroyed the manufacturing capabilities of the United States and in the process decimated middle class America. The Supreme Court is forcing an anti-patent agenda …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

Will Obama Nominate Anyone for the USPTO?

In recent weeks news has come out that Phil Johnson's nomination as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is dead. It seems to be …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 2