Posts Tagged: first to invent


Keeping a Good Invention Notebook

Keeping an invention notebook or other invention record is an extremely wise thing to do, and in fact should be done by every inventor. As with so …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Nevada Patent Owners Unite to Oppose Patent Reform

A group of Nevada patent owners and experts announced the formation Thursday of a coalition to oppose legislation aimed at changing U.S. patent laws in a …
By Press Releases
12 years ago 2

Kappos Round-Table Listening Continues on Campus of USPTO

There were probably about 40 people in the room, and the event was broadcast live over the Internet. Kappos took a number of questions and seemed very engaged. …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 9

Reform Doing Away with Interference Proceedings & First to Invent

One of the proposals in the pending patent reform legislation is a change from first to invent to a first to file system. The trouble is that …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 19

UIA Letter to Congress on Patent Reform, Kappos & First to Invent

The UIA sent a letter to Senator Leahy and Congressman John Conyers. The UIA hopes what is most newsworthy about the letter is their appreciation of Kappos’ …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 13

Analyzing Patent Reform Chances and First to File Provisions

Patent reform could be of sufficiently low political importance that Democrats and Republicans can get something done. If health care dies the Democrats will need to pass …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 11

Patent Law Fun & Lessons: What Dilbert Teaches About Inventing

As you can see from the first cartoon in the series, the creator of a project has left the company and his unfinished project is being passed …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 10

Kappos Trying to Sell Patent Reform to Independent Inventors

Director Kappos is making his case for patent reform by making 4 key points. First, patent reform would lower patent office fees for independent inventors and presumably small …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 21

A Critique of Popular Mechanics Patent Reform Article

I applaud Popular Mechanics for tackling the under-covered issue of patent reform in Inventors Slam Patent Reform Effort. However, I disagree with some of the magazine’s …
By Mike Drummond
12 years ago 0

Making the Case Against First to File

NOTE: This was originally written as a comment to my article Much Ado About Nothing Over First to File.  It is posted here as an article with …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
12 years ago 18

Much Ado About Nothing Over First to File

Just about 24 hours ago I posted an article relating to my changing position with respect to first to file, and already there is something of a firestorm.  …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 29

Kappos Talks Patent Reform at USPTO Inventors Conference

The 14th Annual Inventors Conference is presently ongoing at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.  The conference started yesterday and continues today.  I …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 28