Posts Tagged: peter pappas


Reflections on 2013 and Some Thoughts on the Year Ahead

2013 turned out to be a very big year for IP, and especially patents, and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last …
By Peter C. Pappas
6 years ago 4

Peter Pappas, USPTO Chief of Staff, Leaving the Office

While perhaps not widely known by patent attorneys in the day-to-day trenches, Pappas is well known both at the Patent Office and in Washington, DC more broadly. …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

In Capable Hands: Profiling the New Leadership at the PTO

Before profiling the top officials who will continue the work of the patent system, allow me also to pause and recognize a truly extraordinary moment in Patent …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Chief of Staff Peter Pappas

While there is no doubt that the rejuvenation of the Patent Office during the Obama Administration is directly related to the capable and steady leadership of Director …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Peter Pappas Appointed as Kappos’ New Chief of Staff

Effectively immediately Pappas is the new Chief of Staff and the immediate past Chief of Staff, Drew Hirschfeld, will assume the role of Associate Commissioner for Patent …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Happy Anniversary: USPTO Celebrates 30 Years of Bayh-Dole

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the most forward thinking patent legislation since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Patent Act in 1790, which was the third Act of Congress. …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Photo Diary: President Obama Presides Over White House Medal Ceremony for Scientists and Engineers

Earlier this evening President Barack Obama awarded National Medals to 16 distinguished scientists and engineers in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Without further …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 10

Behind the Scenes: The USPTO Senior Staff

On July 19, 2010, I was granted behind the scenes access to observe the United States Patent and Trademark Office. From 11am to 7pm I trailed David Kappos, the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

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
9 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
9 years ago 23