Posts Tagged: Director Andrei Iancu


A Plea to All IP Stakeholders: Support Director Iancu’s Efforts to Restore the Value of U.S. Patents

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu’s 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance promises to virtually eliminate the greatest patent problem of our time. If implemented properly by the …
By Mark Marrello
2 months ago 25

Is 2019 the Year Clarity Returns to Section 101? Judge Paul Michel Is Hopeful

For almost ten years, U.S. patent law has experienced extraordinary confusion and uncertainty about what types of inventions and discoveries are patent eligible. The U.S. …
By Judge Paul Michel
3 months ago 17

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2018

Before proceeding it is worth noting two things. First, that my list focuses on specific and identifiable events. Second, there are a number of stories worth mentioning, …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 17

USPTO Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan to Optimize Timeliness and Quality

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, setting various goals to ensure high quality services for the agency’s customers and …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 3

Iancu Proposes Overcoming 101 ‘Morass’ by Strictly Following Supreme Court Precedent

Director Iancu's remarks gave a first look at what his reforms will look like, and by all indications these changes will be extremely innovator friendly... What has …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 44

Managing Trademark Clutter in a Busy IoT World

The default position of brands has often been to protect as many marks as possible, driving other applicants out and helping establish a well-known and profitable identity. …
By Jayne Durden
5 months ago 1

Why Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) Are Good For China

In the U.S., the risks of frivolous patent lawsuits is greater because the merits are decided by a group of jurors who lack patent expertise and …
By Ives Duran
5 months ago 9

Iancu: Major PTAB Initiatives Rolled Out, Time to Assess Changes and Stakeholder Reaction

Director Iancu did not make much, if any, news speaking at PPAC today. He did, however, indicate that at least for now his major initiatives to reform …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 3

A Patent Dream Come True

The US Patent Office – of which the PTAB is a part – issues patents.  That’s why it exists.  So if the PTAB finds an error in a …
By Aaric Eisenstein
6 months ago 7

Harmonizing the PTAB: Iancu calls change to Phillips ‘critically important’

"It seems self-evident that the same patent contested in different tribunals should have its meaning – its boundaries – determined using the same standard," Director Iancu said when discussing …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 4

Iancu: Boundaries of a patent should not depend on which forum reviews the patent

Director Iancu: 'For the sake of predictability and reliability, the boundaries of a patent should not depend on which forum happens to analyze it. People who want …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 3

USPTO Director Iancu tells AIPLA annual meeting: ‘It is a new day at the PTAB’

"The amendment process should allow the patent owner a meaningful process to draft narrower claims," Iancu said after pointing out that the statute specifically allows for patent …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 10

Director Andrei Iancu lauds risk takers, calls patent troll narrative ‘Orwellian doublespeak’

Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian “doublespeak," those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 49

What is Director Iancu Proposing the USPTO do for §101 Analysis?

Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Andrei Iancu made some interesting remarks yesterday at the Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting in Chicago on …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
7 months ago 45

USPTO Substantially Revises PTAB Standard Operating Procedures

Earlier today the USPTO announced the substantial revision of Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”) for the paneling of matters before the PTAB (SOP1) and precedential and informative decisions (…
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 13