Paul Morinville

Paul Morinville

Paul Morinville is the Founder and former President of U.S. Inventor, Inc., which is an inventor organization in Washington D.C. that advocates strong patent protection for inventors and startups. Paul has been as executive at multiple technology startups including computer hardware, enterprise middleware and video compression software in the U.S. and China, and now medical devices.


Posts by Paul Morinville


A Journey Through the Chinese Patent System: The differences in how patent rights are treated

The trade dispute between the US and China started with a US accusation of intellectual property theft on the part of China.  Is China really “stealing” intellectual …
By Paul Morinville
3 years ago 10

A Decade Of US Patent Reform Must Be Undone

How ironic is it that the infringer lobby – the very people trying to weaken the patent system and who ignore the patent rights of others through a …

The Petri Dish Effect will keep Technology in China for Generations

Wealth in Silicon Valley created and then funded more startups, and the cycle continued. It was like a petri dish, only with a multiplication of startups instead …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 6

The U.S. Patent System, not China’s IP Policies, is the Reason Behind America’s Decline in Global Competitiveness

Several months ago, the Trump Administration launched an investigation into Chinese trade policies that are responsible for expropriating American intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights).  This investigation is …

Why the IP system works against the small

The decision whether to secure technology using a trade secret or a patent hinges as much on the technology as it does on access to capital. Small …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 16

Is a ‘Bad Patent’ really that bad?

Here we go again with a new villain, the bad patent. If a patent is a bad patent, there must be a negative economic effect. But what …

PTAB Facts: An ugly picture of a tribunal run amok

69% of cases reaching a final decision by the PTAB have all claims invalidated. 82.5% of patents reviewed by PTAB in a final decision are found defective... As the …

Will the Supreme Court continue to be influenced by patent reform?

Invariably, the Supreme Court takes a provision or two from pending legislation and makes it law. Will they do the same now that pro-patent reform is actually …

Patent Reform: U.S. Inventor Act goes to Congress

This week US Inventor, an inventor organization working in Washington DC and around the US to advocate for strong patent protection for inventors and startups, rolled out …

Tax Reform will Harm Inventors, High Tech Start-ups

More disturbing than the harmful effects the proposed changes would have – this signals a continuing approach toward patent rights as not being a property right, which contradicts …
By Paul Morinville & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

All patent infringement is willful patent infringement

The reality created by eBay in light of the AIPA is simple: If you scrape an invention off the USPTO website and massively commercialize it, you get …

Native Americans Set to Save the Patent System

Native American tribal sovereign immunity thwarts both of these dilatory infringer tactics and repositions the negotiation to where it needs to be – outside of the courthouse. The …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 71

The failed PTAB experiment has been a colossal mistake

The five year experiment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is a colossal mistake. It is a failure to inventors, startups, early stage investors, job …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 16

Issa seems to believe patents are an entitlement, not a property right

For the first 220 years of United States black letter law and precedent based directly on the U.S. Constitution, patents are property rights. Even the Republican Party …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 17

Is Trump being bamboozled by Obama holdovers on patent policy?

The USPTO’s Obama holdovers Michelle Lee and Tony Scardino are simply co-opting the exact language used in Obama's budgets for fiscal years 2015 to 2017 into Trump’s 2018 …
By Paul Morinville
4 years ago 21