Posts Tagged: President Barack Obama


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
6 years ago 2

White House Announces Patent Related Executive Action

Currently the President is under fire for Executive Actions, which is something that he railed against when he was Presidential Candidate Obama in 2008, but increasingly embraces. The …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 23

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
7 years ago 4

Patent Haters Take Notice! University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity

But how could Universities ever be characterized as non-practicing entities in the first place? If we are going to be intellectually honest there is no way you …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

Opinion: Regrettable White House Intervention on Patent Trolls

What’s regrettable is that the White House didn’t wait for such empirical data on patent litigation and instead rehashed the findings of discredited studies of …
By Brian Pomper
7 years ago 6

Patent Assertion and US Innovation

Obama’s action plan was heavily influenced by a report, “Patent Assertion and U.S. Innovation,” which was released by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, …
By Barry Leff
7 years ago 2

Will President Obama Come to Apple’s Rescue?

If the President disapproves of the ruling for policy reasons he has the authority to nullify the determination. The statute specifically explains that upon disapproval of the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 8

Obama on Patent Trolls – Much Ado About Nothing

There is no doubt that the Obama position will be loved by Google and other Silicon Valley technology giants that despise the patent system. Given the revolving …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 12

White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues

Today the White House announced major steps to improve incentives for future innovation in high tech patents, a key driver of economic growth and good paying American …
By White House
7 years ago 21

White House Petition Seeks Take Down of Jerk.com

Last week, a petition was created to petition the White House to take down the website Jerk.com. To date the petition has unfortunately not received many …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

The David Kappos Era at the USPTO

if you ask me the Kappos legacy is not going to be the America Invents Act. The Kappos legacy will be that he managed to put the …
By Gene Quinn
8 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
8 years ago 0

4 More Years: Patent Consequences and Other Election Musings

In addition to the USPTO remaining in the capable hands of Director Kappos for the foreseeable future, with the reelection of President Obama that means that there …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 15

4 More Days Until Election 2012

It is undeniable that the Director Kappos has revitalized the Patent Office, but does the fact that the Patent Office is now well run mean that President …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 40

Obamacare and the Supremes, A Patent Attorney’s Perspective

A method to reduce the national debt comprising a "Skinny Jeans Tax" whereby... Does anyone think they look good in skinny jeans? Where on earth are the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 18