Posts Tagged: president lincoln


America innovates most when government stands behind a stable property rights regime

America innovates most when property rights are stable and government gets out of the way so risk takers can dream the impossible and then go accomplish those …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 39

Ted Cruz has much in common with Abraham Lincoln, thanks to patents

For Cruz his depth of sincere appreciation and awareness of the role patents and private property rights comes from his meager roots, from his work as an …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Music lover, history buff, Mr. Fix-it – Getting to Know Bruce Kisliuk

QUINN: ''I always refer to myself as a geek or a nerd. Do you wear that too as a badge of honor?'' KISLIUK: ''Oh, absolutely. When …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Mark Cuban is an Idiot, Patents Do NOT Impede Innovation

Those that do the complaining erroneously state that they speak on behalf of the entire industry. But I know they don't speak for IBM, or Qualcomm or …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 58

Celebrating Presidents Who Advocated for the U.S. Patent System

President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln both played an important role in the development of the U.S. patent system. Given that today we celebrate these …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

Mr. President, Why not Host Your Ball at the Patent Office

Mr. President, why not host another inaugural ball either at the Old Patent Office Building or at the current Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia? Or even better, …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Chief Judge Rader Swears In New Administrative Patent Judges

After Judge Moore's remarks, James Donald Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, then took the podium to deliver his remarks and to introduce all of the new APJs; …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

PTO Announces Austerity Measures in Face of Financial Crisis

The last Continuing Resolution (or CR) ran out on April 8, 2011, with a 11th hour agreement, which was ultimately passed by Congress and signed into law by President …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 51

Gary Michelson’s Letter to Congress Supporting Patent Reform

What follows is a letter to Congress from Gary K. Michelson, MD, published here with permission.... First to invent versus first to file is the proverbial tempest …
By Gary K. Michelson
8 years ago 23

Statement of Senator Birch Bayh on the 30th Anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act

Bayh-Dole was created because of a glaring problem-- billions of hard earned tax dollars invested annually in government R&D were being squandered by ineffective government patent …
By Senator Birch Bayh
8 years ago 10

Judge Michel II: Public Nuisance #1 Proselytizing for Patents

In this installment we start out talking about Judge Michel's work for Senator Arlen Specter and how today there seems to be a slow and steady decline …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8