Posts Tagged: supervisory patent examiners


The Dynamics of Patentability Beyond §§ 102 and 103

It is the personal relationships and dynamics between those junior and senior examiners where the final, hidden gate to patentability stands. Between them, the junior examiners perform …
By Jason Perilla
1 year ago 3

Breaking through the culture of Examiner v. Applicant at the USPTO

Somehow a culture of Examiner v. Applicant has evolved. There doesn't seem to be much in examiner training to pit them against external stakeholders. No evidence there …
By Raina Haque
1 year ago 26

Are the Pre-Appeal Conference and P3 Hopelessly Rigged? Practice Tips for the Savvy Practitioner

The unadvertised feature is that the Pre-Appeal Conference board is assembled by an administrative assistant in the technology center, but the P3 board is assembled by the …
By Russ Krajec
1 year ago 2

Are patent examiners instructed to issue frivolous rejections?

So an applicant waits years on appeal to get relief from frivolous rejections, achieves a complete and total victory, and their reward is another bogus rejection from …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 44

Patent Statistics and SPEs: Looking Beyond PAIR Data

I wrote something incorrect about SPE Len Tran and for that I apologize to him and to the USPTO and to readers who were lead astray. The …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 8

A Patent Bigfoot? The Mythical First Action Allowances DO Exist!

Top 50 Law Firms with the most first action allowances according to PatentCore data. But where are these first action allowances coming from? All over the Patent Office …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 21

Is It Time to Privatize the Patent Office?

Saying that Congress controls the Patent Office is something of a misstatement really. It would be far more accurate to say that Congress starves the Patent Office …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 40