Clause 8

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

U.S. Const. Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8

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Clause 8, Episode 23: Joseph Lentivech – An Ex-PTAB Judge on Ex-Parte Appeals

How does the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) actually operate? What does it take to win an ex parte appeal? When should you request …
December 7, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 22: Brad Watts – Section 101 Reform Efforts in the 116th Congress

Brad Watts is the Majority Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Under the leadership of Senator Thom Tillis, Brad Watts has …
September 23, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 21: Professor Adam Mossoff

When I first started practicing in the late aughts, I found that a lot of what I was seeing about patents in various academic papers and studies, …
September 1, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 20: Bruce MacEwen – Adam Smith, Esq.

On the latest episode of the Clause 8 podcast, Eli interviews Bruce MacEwen - the founder and president of Adam Smith, Esq. Bruce is recognized as the world’…
August 4, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 19: Sarah Tsou – Patent Litigation Funding

This episode features an interview with Sarah Tsou, who is an investment manager for patent litigation at the world’s leading litigation funder, Bentham IMF (now part …
June 4, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 18: Brian Pomper – The Innovation Alliance

Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Charles Goodyear are some of America’s best-known innovators. Instead of just making and selling the final products, they obtained patents …
Runtime: 1:04:06   |   May 21, 2020

Clause 8, Episode 17: Frank Jakes – Legendary Trial Attorney

This episode features an interview with trial attorney Frank Jakes - the founder of the Intellectual Property Group at the firm of Johnson Pope in Tampa, FL. …
Runtime: 1:09:49   |   May 5, 2020

Episode 16: Josh Malone – Bunch O Balloons Inventor

The latest episode of the Clause 8 podcast features an interview with Josh Malone – the inventor of Bunch O Balloons and America’s foremost advocate for reliable patent …
Runtime: 1:02:28   |   March 18, 2020

Episode 15: Kevin Jakel of Unified Patents (Part 2)

This episode is the second and final part of our interview with Kevin Jakel, the founder and CEO of Unified Patents. On this episode, we continue the …
Runtime: 42:14   |   January 21, 2020

Episode 14: Kevin Jakel of Unified Patents (Part 1)

Kevin Jakel is the founder and CEO of Unified Patents. Since the passage of the American Invents Act (AIA), Unified Patents has been focused on using AIA’…
January 7, 2020

Episode 13: Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is the founder of It has been the leading online publication focused on intellectual property for almost twenty years. Although they don’t …
September 10, 2019

Episode 12: Gilbert Hyatt

Gil Hyatt is one of the most significant American innovators in the field of personal computing – the inventor of the microprocessor. And, he has been involved in …
July 16, 2019

Episode 11: John Harrity

John Harrity is the managing partner of Harrity & Harrity LLP and a leader in innovation in the legal field. John, along with his twin brother Paul …
June 11, 2019

Episode 10: Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim is the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Makan is the first registered patent attorney in that role and has already made some significant …
March 26, 2019

Episode 9: Kathi Vidal

Kathi Vidal is the managing partner of of the Silicon Valley office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Kathi is also one of the top patent litigators in …
March 5, 2019
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