Posts Tagged: US Economy


IP Contributes $5 Trillion and 40 Million Jobs to US Economy

Today I attended the an event on Intellectual Property and the US Economy which was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds. …
By Renee C. Quinn
4 years ago 11

A Manufacturing Strategy for 2012: Keeping Jobs & IP in the U.S.

At his speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary Bryson outlined his top three priorities to help American businesses "build it here and sell …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Patent Filings Up Worldwide, Outpacing GDP Growth

The question, however, is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world. It is great …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Top 10 Locations the PTO Should Consider for Satellite Offices

My list is heavily dominated by California locations, and there are probably a couple surprises, but Albuquerque, New Mexico and Syracuse, New York? I make the case …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 25

Jobs Council Seeks Open Source Approach to Tech Transfer

It would be bad enough if politicians did nothing once elected, but it seems that they have a knack for doing those things that will do the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 5

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot

Contrary to the tone of the Jobs Council report, U.S. academic technology commercialization made possible by Bayh-Dole is a world- wide recognized success. The law allowed …
By Joseph Allen
5 years ago 7

Dear Mr. President, Are You Listening?

The president says that’s the fault of recalcitrant Republicans in Congress. Republicans in Congress say it’s the fault of a president who is hostile to …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
5 years ago 2

Economic Signs Paint Bleak Picture for the Future

Small businesses are the backbone of the nation's economy and those that are most likely to engage in job creation. Unfortunately, the small businesses surveyed tell a …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

Great Again: Revitalizing America’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The magnitude of the problems facing our economy cannot be overstated. Neither can it be overstated that a coherent national innovation policy is the answer to what …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6

House Republicans Oppose Adequately Funded Patent Office

Despite the fact that Congressmen Ryan and Rogers would like this to be about the Obama Administration, the fact is that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 32

What Does the LinkedIn IPO Mean for Economy, Jobs?

It is still early to know whether this is irrational exuberance or whether this is a meaningful event for the companies that follow LinkedIn to IPO. In …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 3

Industry Urges Congress to Continue Renewable Fuel Standard

While many people believe that alternative energy is at least several decades away, what is clear is that if we do not set out about making that …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

One Grave Problem: Counterfeiting, Piracy and IP Theft

Criminals are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging in other illicit …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 21

Eating Our Seed Corn for Job Creation

Everywhere I go, I meet entrepreneurs whose ventures either failed or are slowly dying on the vine because of the outrageous delays they suffered in getting patents. …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
5 years ago 35

Patents, the Lifeblood of Innovation

Discoveries that lead to scientific breakthroughs that lead to engineering feats that turn discoveries and breakthroughs into reality takes time; a lot of time. A lot of …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 20