Posts Tagged: RCE


The Ghost of Lemelson: PTA Consequences of Exelixis v. Kappos

On November 1, 2012, a federal district court (EDVA) issued an order that may have profound consequences for calculations of patent term adjustment (“PTA”). The district court believed that …
By Kip Werking
8 years ago 7

USPTO Introduces Quick Path IDS Submission Pilot Program

In the QPIDS pilot, IDS submissions will be considered by the examiner before determining whether prosecution should be reopened. Prosecution will only be reopened where the examiner …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 4

New PTO Initiative Gives More Opportunities to Amend After Final

All and all this seems like a positive development. If you do provide a claim set that defines the invention from broad to narrow it seems extremely …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 12

Compact Prosecution in the USPTO is Anything But Compact

hange does not come easily. At a minimum, the PTO must stop encouraging and rewarding examiners for actions that defeat the objectives of the office. As long …
By Charles Gorenstein
8 years ago 8

What Do the Proposed Patent Fee Changes Really Mean?*

Let’s first consider one of the “bread and butter” components of patent prosecution, the utility application filing fee. Actually, this basic fee comprises three components: the …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 7

Kappos 2.0: Exclusive Interview with PTO Director David Kappos

Director Kappos was extremely gracious with his time, speaking to me on the record for nearly 90 minutes. He answered every one of my questions without dodging, and …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 9

An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process

For example, does a hair dryer with integrated radio, beer bottle opener, shaving cream dispenser that floats sound marketable? Perhaps as a gag gift maybe, but the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

PTO Lays Out Ambitions 2011 Agenda at IPO Conference

At lunch Director Kappos explained that the goal for fiscal year 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, was to get the backlog down to 699,000 --- dubbed "project 699." The Office …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Preparing for Future Litigation Before Your Patent Issues

This strategy is tried and true, and any company with a serious patent portfolio and an eye toward enforcing that portfolio through licensing or litigation has followed …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 9

Allowance Rate of 45.6% at USPTO for Fiscal 2010

Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal 2010 will be viewed for what they are, which is rather extraordinary, by our leaders in Washington, DC. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 8

Patent Office Unveils Patents Dashboard, A Visualization Tool

The Visualization Center shows graphics that look much like a speedometer, which is where the Patents Dashboard moniker comes from, but the data is also available for …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 5

Exclusive Interview: Former USPTO Director Todd Dickinson

As you will read in Part 1 of the interview (see below) Dickinson was not only the first Director of the USPTO, but he was the last Commissioner. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1