Posts Tagged: nick godici


Commerce Lists USPTO Director as Vacant, USPTO declines to comment on Michelle Lee

If Lee did not resign and she has been asked to stay on as Director why has the Patent Office declined to comment? Further complicating matters, if …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 21

Will Obama Nominate Anyone for the USPTO?

In recent weeks news has come out that Phil Johnson's nomination as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is dead. It seems to be …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

IPWatchdog 2010: ABA Blawg Tops + Over 2 Million Visits

I am pleased to announce that IPWatchdog.com was selected by the readers of the ABA Journal as their favorite IP Law blog for 2010 ABA. I am …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

IPWatchdog.com Chosen as one of the ABA Journal’s Top 100

I am pleased to announce that the Editors of the ABA Journal yesterday announced they have selected IPWatchdog.com as one of the top 100 best law blogs …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8

Godici & Stoll Discuss Benefits & Pitfalls of Three Track

Godici told me that those who are not familiar with Three Track will soon need to familiarize themselves because this is going to happen. "This time next …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

Nick Godici Part 3: Funding Crisis ’09, Furloughs & Fun Stuff

In this final installment of my interview with Nick Godici we learn just how close the Patent Office was to sending out 9,000 furlough notices (to all those …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Nick Godici Part 2: Comparing Reagan and Obama, the Backlog, Examiner/Attorney Relations, Bilski & Being PTO Director

In this interview we talk about how two Presidents that are extremely different on so many fronts, Presidents Reagan and Obama, are pursuing quite similar strategies regarding …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

On the Record with Former PTO Director Nick Godici – Part 1

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Godici, and we managed to get into a wide variety of issues that ranged from his early days as a patent …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

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
10 years ago 2

Professor Arti Rai to the Patent Office? I Sure Hope Not!

I wish I had some inside information to pass along, but I do not.  All I can seem to come up with is unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

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
10 years ago 6

David Kappos Confirmed as USPTO Director

With no notice to the public, and after the Senate was reported to have adjourned for their August recess, on Friday, August 7, 2009, David Kappos was confirmed as …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

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
10 years ago 2

Solving the Patent Crisis and PTO Budget

I am extremely encouraged by the fact that the US Patent Office seems to be increasingly coming under the direction of those who have a sincere desire …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

Help Arrives! Nick Godici Returns to Patent Office

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday announced the appointment of former USPTO official and long-time patent professional Nicholas P. Godici as a special advisor to the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2