Posts Tagged: jon dudas


The Biggest Problem for USPTO has been Fee Diversion

During a free-flowing conversation the former leaders of the Patent Office agreed on a number of items, including the biggest problem for the Patent Office over the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 10

Patent Funding Scam? USPTO Funding is Like a Ponzi Scheme

Dudas started off discussing USPTO funding by explaining that while he was at the agency, while he was preparing to testify before Congress at one particular moment, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 25

UNH Law Honors Newman, Gajarsa Named Distinguished Jurist

There is much to write about the event, but I will start my week long coverage with an overview of the event. As the week progresses I …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

UNH School of Law Opens Franklin Pierce Center for IP

Indeed, the new Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally open with a bang! Chief Judge Randall …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Former Head of USPTO Joins AbsolutelyNew Advisory Board

AbsolutelyNew, Inc., a next generation consumer products company that develops and launches the best ideas from independent inventors, has added former Director of the United States Patent …
By Press Releases
11 years ago 20

Rob Clarke Named New USPTO Chief of Staff

Yet another high profile senior level management position has been filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the trend of qualified “get it” people …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 2

John Doll Announces Retirement from USPTO

I have been saying for months that the logical thing would be for John Doll to retire, and earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 6

Awaiting Kappos’ Decision on Claims and Continuations

On Thursday, August 13, 2009, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke conducted a ceremonial swearing-in of Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 9

Kappos Senate Hearing Scheduled for July 29, 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that the confirmation hearing for David Kappos, who is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 2

Chasing Unicorns: Ramblings on Deferred Examination

I am writing this article from 32,000 feet as I fly across country to teach the PLI Patent Bar Review Course in Costa Mesa, California, which is just …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 0

Obama Administration Tackling Patent Backlog

Even before President Obama announces his selection for Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, a post known by those in the industry as the Director of the …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 3

Perspective of an Anonymous Patent Examiner

One week ago today I posted an article titled Change in Patent Office Philosophy Can Lead Recovery.  In the little more than a full week that this …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 20

Former PTO Director Dudas Joins Foley & Lardner

I have been critical of Jon Dudas and the way that the USPTO was run during his Administration.  I think much could have been done better, including …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 2

Reform Suggestions for the Patent Office

I hope and dream of the day when we get leadership at the PTO that will try and solve problems and reach out to the Patent Bar …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0