Posts Tagged: President Barack Obama


Patents for Humanity Announced at White House Event

I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event, which was held in support of the President’…
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 13

Teenage Inventor Rebecca Hyndman Discusses Patents, Inventing, High School and President Obama

On September 17, 2011, I attended the Signing of the America Invents Act at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. A young lady named Rebecca Hyndman, who …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 10

Obama to Announce Restructuring of Department of Commerce

The Obama government restructuring plan is of particular importance within the patent community because it will affect the Commerce Department as well as five smaller agencies. As …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8

Recent Patent Related Federal Register Notices

At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

A Manufacturing Strategy for 2012: Keeping Jobs & IP in the U.S.

At his speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary Bryson outlined his top three priorities to help American businesses "build it here and sell …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Frying Patents

On this most festive of American holidays I once again am inspired to share some thematically appropriate patents. After all, what better way to celebrate a holiday …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

President Obama Orders Acceleration of Technology Transfer

Breakthroughs in science and engineering create foundations for new industries, new companies, and new jobs. This is undeniably true. The question is how do we unleash this …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 9

Jobs Council Seeks Open Source Approach to Tech Transfer

It would be bad enough if politicians did nothing once elected, but it seems that they have a knack for doing those things that will do the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot

Contrary to the tone of the Jobs Council report, U.S. academic technology commercialization made possible by Bayh-Dole is a world- wide recognized success. The law allowed …
By Joseph Allen
6 years ago 7

The America Invents Act – How it All Went Down

On Friday, September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law “The America Invents Act” (“AIA”) which passed the Senate on September 8, 2011, by a vote of 89-9. The AIA passed …
By Manus Cooney
6 years ago 4

The Bill is Signed: President Obama Signs America Invents Act

President Obama started by commending the students of what he called "One of the best high schools in the country." He mentioned that; "We have an exhibit …
By Renee C. Quinn
6 years ago 19

America Invents: Lies, Damn Lies and Legislative History

So the point is that there is the language of the bill, and then there is what we were told was in the bill, which actually isn’…
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 76

Senate Votes 89-9 to Pass Patent Reform, No End to Fee Diversion

It looks like my prediction on Tuesday that the Senate would pass H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, prior to President Obama's much anticipated jobs and economy …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 35

Dear Mr. President, Are You Listening?

The president says that’s the fault of recalcitrant Republicans in Congress. Republicans in Congress say it’s the fault of a president who is hostile to …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
6 years ago 2

Senate Votes 93-5 to End Debate on Patent Reform, Vote Imminent

The United States Senate voted 93 to 5 earlier this evening to end debate on patent reform, which should set up a vote on H.R. 1249 in the coming …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 19