Posts Tagged: Department of Commerce


Provenance of U.S. patents in question as they continue to carry signature of Michelle Lee

Sources tell me that the USPTO was prepared last week to issue patents with the signature of Drew Hirshfeld, who is the Commissioner of Patents and seems …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 20

Commerce Department website contradicts itself on status of Michelle Lee as USPTO Director

Although the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on the status of Michelle Lee, as of 3:49pm EST on Monday, January 23, 2017, the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 38

USPTO continues to decline comment on status of Michelle Lee

The first full work week for the Trump Administration begins in earnest today, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to decline comment on …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

Senate Commerce Committee seems comfortable with Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce

In his opening remarks, Ross noted that he had been a consumer of various forms of data published by various agencies within the commerce department. He seemed …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Is Michelle Lee Still PTO Director?

How much longer can there be no official announcement regarding the status of Michelle Lee? The continued silence raises very serious questions, particularly given that there have …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 21

Patent and IP Wishes from K Street for 2017

Last year at this time, I wished for the passage of trade secrets legislation, resolution of the patent reform legislation stalemate in Congress, that the USPTO consider …
By Marla Grossman
4 years ago 23

Wilbur Ross: Zero Tolerance of IP Theft

Wilbur Ross, Trump's nominee to run Commerce, has a zero tolerance for IP theft, which indicates a possible change in direction for US patent policy... Ross has …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

U.S. Commerce Department Announces Plan to Accelerate Transition to Private Management of the Domain Name System

The immediate practical consequences for domain-name registration while the transition proposal is developed are likely to be limited. Nevertheless, while the Department's current DNS stewardship is not …

Commerce Announces Change in Copyright Policy Comment Period

The meeting will now be held on December 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA and the period for post-meeting …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 1

Department of Commerce to Host Meeting & Seek Comments on “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy”

The meeting will be held on October 30, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The IPTF intends to hold the public meeting in the Amphitheatre of the Ronald Reagan Building …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 0

Copyright Policy, Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a green paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) to advance discussion …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 1

White House Shares Plan to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft

Not long after it was reported that a Chinese military unit might be responsible for a number of cyber attacks that have taken place on US infrastructure …
By Adrienne Kendrick
7 years ago 1

Commerce Department Announces Partnership with Cornell NYC Tech to Help Entrepreneurs Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs

Acting Secretary Blank announced that for the first time, the resources of a U.S. government agency and a major research institution will join forces to give …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 0

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
8 years ago 11

Obama to Announce Restructuring of Department of Commerce

The Obama government restructuring plan is of particular importance within the patent community because it will affect the Commerce Department as well as five smaller agencies. As …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8