Posts Tagged: quality review


Biased Report Chastises USPTO for Insufficient Quality Control

A fair treatment of the issue of patent quality would have necessarily considered those applicants that were wrongfully denied, as well as the extraordinary wait one must …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 25

USPTO Announces New Patent Examination Quality Initiative

The new procedures measure seven diverse aspects of the examination process to form a more comprehensive composite quality metric. The composite quality metric is designed to reveal …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 4

An Interview with the Acting Commissioner for Patents

Just over two weeks ago I wrote an article explaining that quality review at the USPTO was changing for the better.  Shortly after this article published I …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 9

USPTO Patent Quality Review Changing for Better

Earlier today I heard a rumor from an exceptionally reliable source regarding the United States Patent and Trademark Office efforts to reform patent quality review.  Quality review, …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 16

The 65 Year Old Integrated Radio Patent Strategy

Yesterday I wrote about how the growing backlog of applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has caused the average time a patent application remains …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 9

An Old Patent Examiner Explains Poor Patent Quality

I have been writing for some time about the problems with the United States patent system and my proposed solutions.  As I have continued to write about …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 10

Announcement Nears on New Patent Office Director

According to an article on GovernmentExecutive.com, an announcement regarding appointment of an Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property (a.k.a., Director of the USPTO) could …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 10

USPTO Budget Crisis and the Anonymous Patent Examiner

Many readers will recall that on March 16, 2009, I posted an article titled Perspective of an Anonymous Patent Examiner.  That post was and has been one of the …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 33

Thomas Jefferson Symposium on Patent ADR & Litigation

I am writing from San Diego, California this morning.  I am sitting in an auditorium at Qualcomm, where the Thomas Jefferson School of Law is holding a …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 4

Crazy Patents in an Era of Alleged Patent Quality

 Over the last several years the patent allowance rate has fallen from about 70% of applications becoming patents to a low of 42% of patent applications becoming issued patents.  …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 7

Perspective of an Anonymous Patent Examiner

One week ago today I posted an article titled Change in Patent Office Philosophy Can Lead Recovery.  In the little more than a full week that this …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 20

Reform Suggestions for the Patent Office

I hope and dream of the day when we get leadership at the PTO that will try and solve problems and reach out to the Patent Bar …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0

Patent Wishes for the New Year

It is that time of the year when everyone makes their resolutions, most of which are sure to be broken almost immediately in most cases, particularly when …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 4

How to Fix the USPTO

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has just released the 2008 Performance and Accountability Report, which is the annual report explaining the activities of the Office during …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0