Posts Tagged: patent backlog


House Republicans Oppose Adequately Funded Patent Office

Despite the fact that Congressmen Ryan and Rogers would like this to be about the Obama Administration, the fact is that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 32

Ranting on Congress: Not a Happy World IP Day in the US

Did World Intellectual Property Day sneak up on you again this year? How could you let that happen? At a time when the United States Congress seems …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

Patent Reform in the Media and De Facto First to File

As I have repeatedly explained over and over again for the past several years, there is nothing to fear about a first to file system (see above) …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 14

Patent Reform: Michel Testifies to House IP Committee

Earlier today Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret.) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit testified before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 61

Start-Up Reality: No Patent = No Funding, No Business, No Jobs

The log jam in patents issuances is not the only impediment to start-up job creation. Although it is certainly a big one. Tax and regulatory burdens on …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
10 years ago 10

Kappos to Congress: Funding Woes to Reverse PTO Progress

Specifically, we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of 23 months by the end of fiscal 2011, that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Kappos Sets Goal of 650,000 Backlog by End of FY 2011

Yesterday Director Kappos deviated a bit from his routine and utilized a powerpoint presentation, which was titled: "The USPTO by the Numbers: Progress and Reform at Our …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

New Budget Crisis: PTO Collects $1 Million Per Day it Can’t Use

Director Kappos was also asked whether there were any plans to allow the community to access the patent search platform that is available to patent examiners. Kappos …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

AIPLA Meeting: David Kappos Q & A with Q. Todd Dickinson

One question in particular that stood out to me was the question about hiring at the USPTO. Director Kappos was asked to give us an idea on …
By Renee C. Quinn
10 years ago 1

Allowance Rate of 45.6% at USPTO for Fiscal 2010

Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal 2010 will be viewed for what they are, which is rather extraordinary, by our leaders in Washington, DC. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 8

News, Notes & Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, patent attorneys asked to participate in an inequitable conduct study, BIO seeks session proposals for 2011 Convention, Huffington Post and other …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

Reducing Patent Backlog and Prosecution Costs Using PAIR Data

Patent applications as a whole over the past 10 years have had an average allowance to rejection ratio of about 0.3. We arrived at this ratio by generating a …
By Mark Nowotarski
10 years ago 9