Posts Tagged: Kappos Interview


It makes no sense for an algorithm to be unpatentable simply because it is implemented in software

KAPPOS: "Back when I was an engineer we saw it in mainframe computers where you’d make an invention and frequently initially the software wasn’t fast …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 50

The Case for Software Patentability, An Interview with David Kappos

KAPPOS: ''Companies like Microsoft and Apple and GE -- all of whom are members [of the Partnership for American Innovation] along with IBM, Ford, DuPont and Pfizer …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10

David Kappos – The Exit Interview

The Kappos era at the USPTO also largely coincides with the time frame where I started to write daily (sometimes more). I attend public events at the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

Kappos 2.0: USPTO Funding, Board Hiring & Harmonization

In this installment we learn from Director Kappos that the USPTO budget is not a problem whatsoever. While the Office did not achieve a permanent end to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Kappos 2.0: Part 2 of my Interview with David Kappos

The beginning of Part 2 of my interview picks up where we left off, but more generally broadens out to generically ask how Kappos approaches the daunting task …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 5

Kappos 2.0: Exclusive Interview with PTO Director David Kappos

Director Kappos was extremely gracious with his time, speaking to me on the record for nearly 90 minutes. He answered every one of my questions without dodging, and …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

Interview Exclusive: USPTO Director David Kappos

In this interview Kappos discusses with me his management style, his famously long hours, how he manages to inspire the Office to work harder than ever before, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of David Kappos

On July 19, 2010, I was granted back stage pass of sorts, for a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I had, initially requested an …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 23