Posts Tagged: president obama


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). …
Gene Quinn 4 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 …
Gene Quinn 6 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 …
Robert P. Greenspoon 7 months ago 1

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 …
Gene Quinn 10 months 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 …
Gene Quinn 11 months 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 …
Gene Quinn 11 months 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 …
Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2

White House Announces Patent Related Executive Action

Currently the President is under fire for Executive Actions, which is something that he railed against when he was Presidential Candidate Obama in 2008, but increasingly embraces. The …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 23

Reflections on 2013 and Some Thoughts on the Year Ahead

2013 turned out to be a very big year for IP, and especially patents, and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last …
Peter C. Pappas 2 years ago 4

Patent Haters Take Notice! University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity

But how could Universities ever be characterized as non-practicing entities in the first place? If we are going to be intellectually honest there is no way you …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 5

Opinion: Regrettable White House Intervention on Patent Trolls

What’s regrettable is that the White House didn’t wait for such empirical data on patent litigation and instead rehashed the findings of discredited studies of …
Brian Pomper 2 years ago 6