Posts Tagged: Senator Tom Coburn


Patent Abuse or Genius? Is Kyle Bass Abusing the Patent System?

Time and time again throughout the legislative history post grant proceedings were explained as being a faster, low-cost alternative to litigating validity disputes in Federal District Court. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 37

Sequestration Politics Places USPTO Satellite Offices on Hold

With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever, so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Call to Action: Super Committee Addressing USPTO Funding

There has to be some patent attorneys living in the portions of Montgomery and Prince George Counties represented by Congressman Van Hollen. There has to be some …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 12

Super Committee Considering an End to USPTO Fee Diversion

As the Super Committee struggles to find nearly $1.2 trillion in revenue or savings, they should take a serious look at the proposal to give the US Patent …
By Bernard J. Cassidy
7 years ago 8

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
7 years ago 4

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
7 years ago 35

Patent Reform Back to Senate After Labor Day

Cloture is the only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 14

Patent Reform Stalled in the Senate Thanks to Debt Ceiling

That being the case it seems likely to me that patent reform won't be picked up in the Senate until after Labor Day in September. What does …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

Patent Reform: House Passes America Invents Act 304-117

United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1249, which is known as the America Invents Act by a vote of 304-117. This bill differs from the Senate …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 20

U.S. Patent Office Pays More Taxes Than General Electric

General Electric was not the only large U.S. corporation not to pay taxes. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, General Electric had some company. In fact, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

Top 10 Reasons Republicans Might Oppose the Patent Office

Given that House Republicans seem to fear an adequately funded Patent Office I got to thinking — What could they be afraid of? With that in mind, here …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 64

Patent Reform: The Senate Makes Its Move

With a powerful vote of 87 to 3 on a motion to bring debate to a close, the Senate is on the cusp of passing comprehensive patent reform legislation. …

Senate to Vote on Patent Reform, First to File Fight Looms

The Senate will take up patent reform on Monday, February 28, 2011, the first day back. Some are even anticipating that the Senate will vote on patent reform bill …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 44

Crunch Time: Call Your Senators on Patent Reform

It’s crunch time.  The Patent Reform Act of 2011 is scheduled for an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor this Monday, Feb. 28.  It’s time for all …
By Bryan Lord
8 years ago 25

Coburn Amendment: End to Fee Diversion in Senate Bill

The Coburn Amendment would create a specialized fund within the Department of Treasury known as the ‘‘United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund." The PTO …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

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