Posts Tagged: patent backlog


Job Creation 101: Unleash the Patent Office to Create Jobs

If we can spend trillions in a failed effort couldn't we spend a billion or two in an effort that is virtually guaranteed to succeed? I say …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

An Exclusive Interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

Yesterday I had the honor of spending 30 minutes interviewing Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Director General spoke substantively about …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 17

Everyday Edisons Producer & Inventors Digest Publisher, Louis Foreman, Supports Patent Reform

Louis Foreman sent the letter reproduced below to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who is Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As his letter explains, Foreman supports patent …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

Submarine Patents Alive and Well: Tivo Patents DVR Scheduling

Submarine patents are not ever likely going to be the problem that they once were prior to the publication of patent applications at 18 months and prior to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 17

Offering Help: A Solution for Addressing the Patent Backlog

The patent backlog and all of the associated problems that go along with it, such as the increasing length of time it takes to obtain a patent, …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 10

Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2000-2009 (Part 2)

On December 21, 2009, I embarked upon identifying the top 10 patent stories of the decade, which ends as we usher in the new year.  The Top 10 Part 1 identified what …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 11

USPTO to Rehire Former Patent Examiners to Attack Backlog

Christmas is coming early for inventors, innovative companies, patent attorneys and anyone in the technology/innovation industry that relies upon patent protection. Faced with a growing backlog …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Obscure Patent: Doll Urn – Issued in 10 months!

Doll Urn United States Patent 7,627,935 Issued December 8, 2009 Filed February 5, 2009 This is straight from the “you have to be kidding me” file, and for more reasons than immediately …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

Sneak Peek of Interview with David Kappos

Mike Drummond, the Editor of Inventors Digest, sat down for an interview with David Kappos a few weeks ago while he was in Alexandria, Virginia, attending the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5

Secretary Locke Promises Strongest IP Protection in the World

I am just getting back from two days at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, having attended the 14th Annual Inventors Conference.  There is much to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7

PPH Agreements to Leverage PCT Reports on Patentability

Last month a two-day international symposium sponsored by WIPO concluded with broad agreement on the need to pool efforts at the international level to address the problem …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Kappos Lays Out Ambitious Agenda for USPTO in Speech at IPO

Last week David Kappos addressed the IPO annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  Kappos’ remarks were varied and really set a new tone for the future of the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8

The Patent Backlog Cannot Be Solved With Harmonization

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows was submitted by Ron Katznelson as a comment to Why a Global Patent System is a Bad Idea, which took issue with the …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
11 years ago 4

More Work, Less Money for the PTO is a BIG Problem

Something came up in the comments to a post earlier today and I want to address it and definitively debunk the rewriting of history that seems to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 38

Patent Quickie: Getting a Quick Patent Can Help

It is no longer news that the United States Patent Office is hopelessly behind, and many inventors and the companies they work for are waiting extraordinary periods …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 11