Posts Tagged: "Gene Quinn"

PTAB Masters™ 2021, Day One: How Iancu Tried to Repair a ‘Damaged Brand’

While steps taken under former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu to restore equilibrium at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have improved a bad situation to some extent, in many ways the damage has been done, said IPWatchdog founder and CEO Gene Quinn during a keynote interview with Iancu earlier today, on day one of the PTAB Masters ™ 2021: Winning at the PTAB Series. “It felt sometimes like the PTAB was making it up as they went along,” said Quinn to Iancu. “It eroded the confidence of patent owners. I do think it’s getting to be more of an equilibrium, but it’s a damaged brand.”

IPW Webinar: Bringing Clarity to IP Data: Find Priority Information & Use it Precisely

The more data and information we have access to, the harder it is to sort through it all and clearly see what is important. Create a window into your world by viewing prioritized information and then decide how to best use it. Learn from industry experts on the ways they manage their data and what they recommend as the most…

IPW Webinar: The Power Revolution: Innovation and IP in Power Management Technologies

Innovations relating to power and power consumption are an increasingly hot topics as society works to reduce our power footprint by reducing power consumption and moving away from reliance on fossil fuels. As power related innovation continues to advance, implementations are continually morphing from one domain to into another – in manufacturing, solar, data centers, automotive, robotics, consumer products, mobile…

Industry Comments on Proposed Changes to Bayh-Dole Regulations Zero in on March-In Language

On January 12, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a request for comments on proposed changes to regulations that support the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980, which is more commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act. At the time, NIST explained that this important update to Bayh-Dole represents a key element of the Return on Investment Initiative, which seeks to maximize American innovation arising from the federal government’s more than $150 billion annual investment in research and development. Monday, April 5, was the deadline to submit comments to NIST on the proposed rule revisions. Below are a handful of excerpts to comments submitted, together with links to the full text of the comments.

IPW Webinar: Finding, Winning and Retaining the Right Clients

Business Development and Strategic Relationship Creation for Law Firms As the legal market becomes more competitive, law firms are increasingly fighting to win and retain clients. This competitive marketplace causes some to compete on price, which creates vicious downward pressure that is often irresistible to budget-conscious clients. If you want to charge higher rates, there must be a reason for…

License to Copy: Your Software Code Isn’t Safe After Google v. Oracle

In characteristic form, the Supreme Court has once again managed to blow it in another intellectual property case. This time, the Justices blessed Google’s copying of Oracle’s code and called it fair use despite the fact that Google copied that portion of the Sun Java API that allowed programmers to use the task-calling system that was most useful to programmers working on applications for mobile devices. In the infinite wisdom of the Supreme Court, the copying of this code was found transformative because Google only used it to circumvent the need to license Java from Oracle with respect to Android smartphones. Of course, that isn’t exactly how the Supreme Court characterized it, but make no mistake, that is what they decided.

Despite ‘Tortured’ Statement from FTC’s Slaughter, Win for Qualcomm is a Win for American Innovation

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) March 26 deadline for filing a petition for writ of certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court has come and gone, officially ending the FTC’s opportunity to appeal its loss at the Ninth Circuit in its antitrust enforcement action against semiconductor developer Qualcomm. As federal regulators move on from this final vestige of Obama-era antitrust enforcement activity against patent-related business activities, much of the intellectual property world continues to await key appointments under President Joe Biden that will reveal the tenor of the policy debate in patents and antitrust during the current administration.

IPW Webinar – Pragmatic Annuity Decisions: Tips for Making Responsible Pruning Decisions

  IP Professionals make hundreds of decisions per month and too often feel like they’re flying blind, without enough decision support on the value of patents. Budgets are tight, there is more scrutiny on the business impact of portfolio management decisions such as pruning, and less tolerance for unnecessary payments on dead weight patents. Just like portfolio managers and the…

IPW Webinar: Protecting Medicinal and Plant Products in Europe with Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

  Generally speaking, patents last for 20 years from the filing date of the first patent application. While 20 years seems like a long term of protection, many years can be eaten up during patent examination proceedings. An even larger number of years can waste away as the result of the regulatory approval processes, particularly medicinal products (both human and…

USPTO’s Drew Hirshfeld on Proposed Changes to Requirements for Patent Bar Registration: It ‘Just Makes Sense’

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) earlier today published a Request for Comments in the Federal Register asking for public input into proposed changes to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (GRB). The Office is considering changing the criteria applicable in ways that would streamline the process for both applicants and the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED), the office within the USPTO tasked with administering the Patent Bar Exam and implementing the rules pertaining to admission to practice before the Office.

IPW Webinar: Building an Innovation Culture

Much has changed over the last year, and while vaccines and hope are on the way, a new normal still seems far off. In the meantime, science, research and development goes on, and innovation is taking place. How has that innovation occurred with so many working remotely, and laboratories shuttered? Creative clients have found a way to keep innovating, what…

IPW Webinar: Augmenting Innovation and Competitive Intelligence using AI based IP Insights

Everyone understands the importance of monitoring technology trends, competitors and new market entrants to support innovation and portfolio optimization but engaging in competitive landscape analysis takes time — lots of time. In the fast-moving world of technology, those in the day-to-day IP operations end of businesses must find efficient ways to do their jobs better to be able to extract…

IPW Webinar: ICANN, UDRP, GDPR and Online Brand Enforcement

The upcoming ICANN meeting provides a renewed focus on the UDRP, the impact of the GDPR and a resurgence in cybersquatting. Businesses and consumers are relying more heavily on the internet than ever before and with people spending more time online, cybersquatters are finding a target-rich environment. As a result, UDRP case filings, a potent weapon in brand enforcement, have…

IPW Webinar: SEP Litigation Trends and Licensing Realities

SEP Litigation Trends and Licensing Realities Join us for this special 90 minute webinar! Approved for 1.8 CLE in Missouri, Pending 90 minutes CLE in Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee! In order for the full potential and promise of autonomous vehicles to be recognized, it will be critical for automakers to create vehicles that communicate with each other in real time, without…

IPW Webinar: The Future of Design IP in China, Europe and the U.S.

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 1.04 million industrial design applications were filed worldwide in 2019, the last year for which data exists. This represents a 1.7% increase in the number of design filings worldwide over 2018. All geographical regions experienced growth in the number of design applications between 2009 and 2019, with North America (+6.7%) and Asia…