Posts Tagged: Congresswoman Lofgren


Sequestration Politics Places USPTO Satellite Offices on Hold

With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever, so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

17 Members of Congress Push to Exclude USPTO from Sequester

On June 24, 2013, 17 Members of Congress wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who are respectively the Chairman and the Ranking Member …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

The 113th Congress: Meet the Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. See Republicans of the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Congress Considers Significant Limits to Design Patents

Where exactly does the right to have a repaired vehicle look exactly like a new vehicle come from?  I don't find that in the Constitution either, but …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 35

WIPO Responds on Sending Computers to North Korea, Iran

Earlier today, WIPO issued a press release, allegedly as the result of "recent media attention and requests for information" relating to what WIPO is and does, and …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

State Department, Congress Unhappy with World Intellectual Property Organization Sending Computers to Iran, North Korea

WIPO is under fire again. It seems that WIPO not only shipped computers to North Korea, but also shipped computers to Iran as well. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (…
By Gene Quinn
8 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
8 years ago 25

The America Invents Act – How it All Went Down

On Friday, September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law “The America Invents Act” (“AIA”) which passed the Senate on September 8, 2011, by a vote of 89-9. The AIA passed …
By Manus Cooney
9 years ago 4

Renewed Congressional Interest for Funding the Patent Office

Truth be told, it would be enough for Congress to just (1) stop siphoning off money from the USPTO through fee diversion; (2) grant the USPTO fee setting authority; …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

Kappos Takes Heat at House Hearing, Patent Reform Dead?

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, David Kappos testified in front of the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. See Hearing Page and Kappos Prepared Remarks. Many …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 28