Posts Tagged: Q. Todd Dickinson


Industry Reaction to SCOTUS First Amendment Decision in Matal v. Tam

Lauren Emerson, Baker Botts, LLP: "Today’s decision, while not surprising, is momentous, as any decision striking a longstanding legislative provision based on freedom of speech would …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
3 months ago 8

Patent Exhaustion at the Supreme Court: Industry Reaction to Impression Products v. Lexmark

Bob Stoll: ''And it is the international exhaustion holding that is particularly troubling. Sales abroad act independently from the US patent system and there is no impact …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 29

Industry reaction to SCOTUS patent venue decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group

What follows is reaction from a distinguished panel of industry insiders who have been following this case. Each have offered their own instant analysis, several pointing out …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 23

America’s Patent System: Mediocre and stabilized in a terrible space

“The results from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reflect the procedures it applies, and in my judgment the procedures are wildly off base,” Judge Michel explained... “…
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 37

Review of USPTO should start at the top, not with examiners

In an article published on April 23, 2017, Gene Quinn wrote about President Trump’s workforce reduction plan and his proposal for what it should mean for the United …
By Sue D. Nym
5 months ago 8

The Uncertain Status of Michelle Lee Wounds the Patent System, Causes Political Anxiety

Going to DEFCON 1 has no doubt begun, and will only continue, as those who are opposed to Lee staying continue to publicly explain why she must go. …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 51

Who will President Trump Nominate as the next Director of the Patent and Trademark Office?

Among the names under consideration is Randall Rader, the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals. But according to patent expert and noted commentator …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 17

More than 45 law firms collaborate to launch PTAB Bar Association

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a tribunal of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has become an increasingly popular and efficient venue for …
By Press Releases
1 year ago 1

Inter Partes Review and the Controversial Implications of the Kyle Bass Petitions

I will moderate what should be a lively discussion on the PTAB and inter partes review. I will be joined by Erich Spangenberg, advisor to Kyle Bass …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 9

Former USPTO Director Q. Todd Dickinson Joins Novak Druce

Q. Todd Dickinson, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has joined Novak Druce Connolly Bove + …
By Press Releases
3 years ago 0

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
3 years ago 2

Todd Dickinson Leaves AIPLA

Earlier this morning Wayne Sobon, President of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, sent an e-mail to members announcing that Todd Dickinson will step down as Executive …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

House Subcommittee Takes up TROL Act on Demand Letters

Congress is moving forward with at least some patent reform efforts this year, taking up the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014, which is scheduled to …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Michelle Lee to Speak at US Patent Forum 2014

The Keynote Address will be given at 9:00 am by Michelle Lee, the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2014

Manny Schecter (IBM Chief Patent Counsel) writes: "Last year I wished for greater understanding of the patent system outside of the patent community. Awareness of the patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0