Posts Tagged: Gene Quinn


A Note to SCOTUS on Arthrex, Judicial Independence, Ethics and Expanded Panels at the PTAB

In Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, of our Constitution, the founders were relatively specific. The founders give Congress power to secure “the exclusive Right" to “Authors and Inventors” in …
By Paul Hayes & Gene Quinn
7 days ago 14

USIJ Report Reveals Consequences of a Weakened U.S. Patent System

There is a symbiotic relationship between innovation and patents. The innovation that we say we most want is cutting-edge innovation that requires time, money and determination to …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 7

First Task for Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019: Define ‘Sustainable Chemistry’

On Thursday, July 23, the United States Senate passed the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019 as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (…
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 2

Mystery Science: What Lemley and His Colleagues Get Wrong in Their Push for SCOTUS to Review TCL v. Ericsson

In December 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in a standard essential patent (SEP) appeal involving Ericsson and TCL Communication …
By Gene Quinn
23 days ago 8

Drew Hirshfeld Appointed to Second Five-Year Term as USPTO Commissioner for Patents

This morning, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross reappointed Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld for a second five-year …
By Gene Quinn
29 days ago 12

On Goodwill Versus History and the Potential Renaming of Franklin Pierce Law School

According to the Concord Monitor, the University of New Hampshire is being petitioned by several students to drop the name of Franklin Pierce from the law school. …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 71

‘Unalienable Rights’: Understanding America’s Growing Disdain for Physical and Intangible Property

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 26

Avoid the Patent Pit of Despair: Drafting Claims Away from TC 3600

I’ve recently hosted two webinars on patent classification, taking a look at how contractors for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) determine where to …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 18

Predicting the Post-COVID Economy: How Companies and IP Departments Should Prepare for the New Normal

The first half of 2020 has brought so much upheaval and disruption that it is almost hard to contemplate. In the future, there will be entire treatises and …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 3

Ericsson v. TCL Lays Bare the Federal Circuit’s Fundamental Hostility to Patents

It has become difficult to understand why the Federal Circuit does what it does in any number of rulings, but its decisions relating to patent eligibility have …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 19

Senator Thom Tillis: If IP Stakeholders Can’t Find Consensus, Congress Can’t Help

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) arguably has more pressing issues to focus on than intellectual property at the moment, as the nation scrambles to find solutions to the …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 61

In Memoriam: Q. Todd Dickinson

It is with tremendous sadness that I write today to say that Q. Todd Dickinson passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. As I choke back tears, staring at …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
3 months ago 26

Innovation Versus Information: How the Shifting Definition of ‘News’ and a Media-Shy IP Community are Driving the Anti-Patent Narrative

When did it become necessary to triangulate the news in order to figure out what was really happening in the world? Many media outlets have significantly slowed …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 8

A Look at the Data: USPTO Chief Economist Analyzes Effects of Section 101 Guidance on Predictability in New Report

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Chief Economist today released a report, “Adjusting to Alice: USPTO patent examination outcomes after Alice Corp v. CLS Bank …
By Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 9

The Thryv Ruling Says the PTAB is Supreme—So Now Let’s Make it Fair

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), by and through his designees, the Patent Trial …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 17