Posts Tagged: President Barack Obama


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 5 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 5 years ago 75

IP Exclusive: An Interview with Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Staffers worked with us to coordinate the interview with Congressman Chaffetz, which took place earlier today. I was told I would have 15 minutes with the Congressman, and …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 9

Tax Policy Makes U.S. Uncompetitive, Not China’s Low Wages

Many people assume that there’s no way American manufacturers can compete with cheap Chinese labor. It’s just basic economics, right? Wrong. It’s the U.…
By Henry R. Nothhaft 5 years ago 12

Obama Mentions Inventors and Patents in State of the Union

Earlier this evening President Barack Obama delivered the 2011 State of the Union Address to a live audience in the House Chambers at the Capitol. Not surprisingly, President …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 78

How Patented Innovation Creates Jobs and Economic Growth

While New Mexico is not the only institution fostering growth, they do on average participate in the start up of 5 to 8 new companies a year. Kuutilla said …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 8

How About a Patent Attorney for the Federal Circuit?

In looking at the cases filed at the Federal Circuit during 2010, 42% of the docket for the CAFC were patent cases. At the moment, the three judges who …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 12

Top 10 Patent, Innovation & IP Events of 2010

At this time of the year all typically sit back and reflect on the year that has been, spend time with family and friends, watch some football …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 9

Judge Kathleen O’Malley Finally Confirmed by Senate for CAFC

Judge Kathleen O'Malley was confirmed by the United States Senate earlier today. O'Malley's confirmation, along with the confirmation of 18 others in recent days, is the result of …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 8