Posts Tagged: Terry Rea


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 dead due to the protest of at least one Senator on the …

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There was nothing off the table for discussion in this interview. We discuss how and why he choose McDermott, as well as what it was like working for David Kappos and working with Judge Ray Chen when he was …

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Crowell & Moring LLP announces Teresa (Terry) Stanek Rea, former acting and deputy director of the USPTO and acting and deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property returns as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property …

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Now the wait continues for the announcement of a new Director, which could come at any time. I have been hearing rumors about who it may be, but at this time I'm not ready to publicly speculate. There seems …

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Before profiling the top officials who will continue the work of the patent system, allow me also to pause and recognize a truly extraordinary moment in Patent Office History. The top three officials at the USPTO will all be …

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On February 2, 2013, the Heads of IP Offices in Brazil, Hong Kong, and Mexico will give their perspectives on: (1) the current challenges their offices face; (2) the role their office plays in the state of business and the economy of their …

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Invent Now® and the National Academy of Inventors™ invite you to the Florida Regional Inventors Conference, a great chance to get practical advice from expert USPTO staff and to network with …

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On Sunday March 25 and Monday March 26, 2012, I attended the Second Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES) in Shreveport, LA. The event was hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Honor of Women’s History Month …

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Later in the month in Shreveport, Louisiana, the USPTO will hold its 2nd Annual Women's Entrepreneur Symposium. This event will take place from March 25 - 26, 2012, and is co-sponsored by the USPTO, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu and Cedric …

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On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 2:00pm ET, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held a ceremony in the North Auditorium of the Madison Building on the campus of the USPTO. The ceremony was for the purpose of swearing in 9 …

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We begin by discussing first action allowances and whether they are frowned upon, then discuss the examination process and weave our way to Track 1 and whether you really must use Track 1 for patents likely to be litigated because you …

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Deputy Director Teresa Rea has now been at the USPTO for approximately 1 year, but seems as invigorated and full of energy as she did when I first met up with her.  She seems to love the job and relish …

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