Posts Tagged: President Barack Obama


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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago 19

Counterfeiting, A Growing Worldwide Problem

Counterfeiting is a far bigger story than loses to big companies and the associated loss of downstream economic activity. Those that support counterfeiters by buying knock-off goods …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

It’s More Important Than Ever To Use Protection

Indeed, more then 80 percent of most companies net value consists of intangible assets such as intellectual property. There is an increasing need to protect these assets in …
By Jeanne Albrecht
5 years ago 4

Trojan Horse Patent Reform, About Prior User Rights All Along

So why would large companies be such supporters of first to file? What if first to file was the Trojan Horse that carried prior user rights? Prior …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 17

Who Will Be the Next Secretary of Commerce?

Those who live inside the beltway know that rumors swirl left and right, and it is sometimes extremely difficult to cut through the rumor-mill, which sometimes seems …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 3

USPTO to Remain Open Even if U.S. Government Shuts Down

Because of sufficient funding not linked to the current fiscal year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will remain open for business and will continue to …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6

Obama Administration to hold Startup America Roundtable

April 6, 2011, senior Obama Administration officials will visit St. Paul, Minnesota to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

What Happened to the Obama Open Source Initiative?

President Obama reportedly asked McNealy to prepare a report on how the federal government could employ open source software, but as yet, some 26 months later there has …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 21

Obama Press Conference Address Oil and Renewable Energy

Little impacts cascading together can have a large impact, but for the time being we need to realize that the technology is not where it needs to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 75