Posts Tagged: Phil Johnson


Chief Points from Responses to Senator Hirono’s Questions to Section 101 Panelists

Yesterday, we ran a series of excerpts from responses to Senator Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) questions for the record to panelists following the June hearings on U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 13

Photo Diary: Meeting the Threat to America’s Economic Future: US IP & Innovation Policy

On May 9th I attended the International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC) USA Chapter second annual program at the United States Capitol.  The topic of the event was …
By Renee C. Quinn
1 year ago 5

Koch linked group backs Phil Johnson as next PTO Director

Conventional wisdom in patent political circles says Iancu, but the pro-patent community has long supported Phil Johnson, although not in a particularly vocal or effective way. With …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

America’s largest tech firms acknowledge plenty of issues with the current U.S. patent system

Typically, the reform debate over the U.S. patent system features smaller players, but America’s largest tech firms also have issues with the patent system, which …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 6

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross interviews candidates for USPTO Director

Michelle Lee's days seem numbered at the Patent Office. According to credible sources, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been interviewing perspective candidates for the position of Under …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 20

Patent Office still not commenting on Michelle Lee or whether agency now has an Acting Director

Sally Yates proves in a very public way why it is a mistake to allow political appointees from the Obama Administration to be held over. But for …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 31

Who will President Trump Nominate as the next Director of the Patent and Trademark Office?

Among the names under consideration is Randall Rader, the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals. But according to patent expert and noted commentator …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 17

RPX says NPE patent litigation increased in 2015, Eastern District of Texas leads way

Patent risk solutions provider RPX yesterday released its 2015 NPE Activity: Highlights report, which offers a first look at trends in patent litigation activity for 2015. According to RPX, …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 17

Patent Reform – What’s Driving the Patent Legislative Agenda?

Phil Johnson on IPR: "I think with hindsight we might say they made the mistake of relying on the Patent Office to promulgate regulations for fair proceedings …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 12

IAM hosts Patent Law and Policy event in Washington, DC

The inaugural IAM event Patent Law & Policy, which will focus on how developments in law and policy affect patent owners’ ability to monetize their rights, will take …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Are PTAB Proceedings Fundamentally Unfair to Patent Owners?

The issue of proper due process is critical, according to Johnson, because “the PTAB is now both deciding on the institution of and the conduct of these …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 13

Game of Patent Thrones

Although the current administration talks the talk of promoting invention and innovation, they are influenced by special interests that have negative views regarding patents and the patent …
By Raymond Van Dyke
5 years ago 14

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

Phil Johnson – An Outstanding Choice for USPTO Director

News of the death of Johnson's nomination is both a shocking surprise and yet all too predictable in a town that increasingly makes little logical sense . . . From …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

President Obama Poised to Nominate Phil Johnson PTO Director

Johnson has detractors, which is almost incomprehensible, but there are those who are unhappy. . . Johnson's detractors are also pointing to the fact that he was not in …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6