Posts Tagged: patent quality


The importance of PTAB patent review proceedings for addressing low quality patents

The availability of PTAB patent review proceedings to address low quality patents is especially important in the financial services sector where, prior to Federal Circuit’s decision …
By Sean Reilly
5 years ago 7

Patent Quality Lunchtime Webinar

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the topic will be: eCommerce Modernization (eMod): Improving the Electronic Patent Application …

Navigating the ever-changing global IP landscape requires an expert guide

Would you climb Everest without an expert guide? You shouldn’t navigate the global IP landscape without one either. The global intellectual property terrain is becoming increasingly …
By Peter Blasi
5 years ago 0

The Quid Pro Quo – How Bad Patents Can Harm A Startup Company

There are many examples of patents that had virtually no value because the claims were undetectable, unenforceable, or ridiculously narrow. In the process of getting a worthless …
By Russ Krajec
5 years ago 12

USPTO to Host Patent Quality Community Symposium

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Patent Quality Community Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at USPTO’s …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 0

How to Get Broader and Good Quality Patents

Patents, for a long while, have been an integral part of business development strategy. Companies like ARM and Qualcomm, for example, have built their business around patents …
By Shikhar Sahni
5 years ago 5

An Exclusive Interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

There were no topics ruled out of bounds for this 30 minute interview, not even the Supreme Court's recent decision to accept cert. in Cuozzo, although as an …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Garbage in, Garbage out: A quality patent requires patent quality from the start

The term patent quality gets used frequently within the industry, but what does it actually mean? At least for the patent practitioner, the question of patent quality …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Patent and IP Wishes from K Street for the New Year

If Gene (the “genie”) were to grant me patent and IP wishes for 2016, I would ask for (in no particular order) the passage of trade secrets legislation, …
By Marla Grossman
6 years ago 7

What Mattered in 2015: Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP

This year our panel of industry insiders is quite diverse, with commentary from Bob Stoll (Drinker Biddle), Ashley Keller (Gerchen Keller), Paul Morinville (US Inventor), Alden Abbot (…
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8

Patent quality is much ado about nothing without better patent examiner controls

The end goal of any patent application is to obtain a patent, which is true whether an applicant find themselves assigned to a patent examiner in an …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 31

Patent Commissioner Drew Hirshfeld on Patent Quality and Patent Eligibility

Drew HIRSHFELD: ''One thing that really can move the ball toward a higher quality patent is again the clarity of the record, and the amount of information …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

An Exclusive Interview with Drew Hirshfeld, the new Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO

HIRSHFELD: "[Y]ou caught my attention with quality means we issue a few patents. So let me address that first. We’ve always focused on quality as …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 6

For Patent Owners Patent Quality is all about Value

To a large extent the meaning of the term depends on your viewpoint, but for a patent owner patent quality is all about value. Indeed, from the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Balancing Patent Quality and Patent Quantity to Maximize ROI

Typically in our experience only about 3% to 5% of a patent portfolio consists of “star patents.” These are the patents that are demonstrably valuable because they claim technology …
By Ian MacLean
6 years ago 1