Posts Tagged: president reagan


The One Word that Will Help Restore the U.S. Patent System

Based on the age of many of us in the room, President Reagan was probably the first president many of us remember. And I mention this because …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 13

Raid on Gibraltar: How the U.S. Patent System was Rigged Against Independent Inventors

The numbers are stark. As recently as 1990, individual inventors were granted 17 percent of all patents. By 2000, they received 12 percent and only 6.8 percent in 2010. In 2015, individual inventors were …
By Pat Choate & Joan Maginnis
2 years ago 30

Past as Prologue: Is there Hope for America’s Patent System?

We need to remember that we’ve seen America's patent system in near complete collapse before. In the 1960s and 1970s the Supreme Court never saw a …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

Want to Revive the Economy? Restore the Patent System!

The old arguments that patents inhibit innovation, and non-exclusivity with compulsory licensing leads to a brave new world are now in vogue. We've stood at this fork …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 17

Kasich, Patents and the Middle Class

What Kasich doesn’t explain, however, is how he achieved a balanced budget. As part of the Kasich-Clinton deal the budget of the United States Patent and …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Nearly 30 years after Reagan’s patent initiative, room temperature superconducting still a dream

Superconductivity, and especially room temperature superconductivity, has been a holy grail of sorts, which the scientific community has sought for decades. Superconductors are materials which are capable …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

A Short History Lesson on Patent Policy

Starting before World War II and continuing throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, short sighted and now discredited government antitrust policies, coupled with judicial hostility toward patent …
By Robert Taylor
4 years ago 9

Why Bipartisanship Matters

The Bayh-Dole Act unlocked those discoveries that were made with taxpayer money. It allowed businesses and nonprofits, such as universities, to retain title to their inventions that …
By Betsy de Parry
7 years ago 4

USPTO Extends Green Technology Pilot Program Through 2011

Currently, the average time between the approval of a green technology petition and the first action on an application is just 49 days. In several cases, patent applications …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Exclusive Interview: Senator Birch Bayh on Bayh-Dole at 30

At IPWatchdog.com we will spend the next month celebrating Bayh-Dole. We kick off our month long celebration of Bayh-Dole with an exclusive interview with the chief …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

The USPTO Solution? Obama Looking for Deficit Neutral, Traditional Republican Ideas to Build Compromise

In the election yesterday the Republicans scored an enormous victory in the United States House of Representatives, gains of a still unknown number in the United States …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

Nick Godici Part 2: Comparing Reagan and Obama, the Backlog, Examiner/Attorney Relations, Bilski & Being PTO Director

In this interview we talk about how two Presidents that are extremely different on so many fronts, Presidents Reagan and Obama, are pursuing quite similar strategies regarding …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

Renewed Congressional Interest for Funding the Patent Office

Truth be told, it would be enough for Congress to just (1) stop siphoning off money from the USPTO through fee diversion; (2) grant the USPTO fee setting authority; …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

A Method to Spur the Economy Comprising Cutting Taxes: Obviously Non-obvious and Patentable Inventions Part II

Picking up on this theme and focusing on things that at first glance seem incredibly obvious but must not be at all obvious given that those who …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 23

What Senator Elect Scott Brown Means for Patent Reform

If you are unaware that Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown was victorious last night via special election to fill the remaining term of the Senate seat held by …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 16