Posts Tagged: regional patent offices


Kappos to Congress: Funding Woes to Reverse PTO Progress

Specifically, we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of 23 months by the end of fiscal 2011, that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Detroit, Michigan Announced as First Regional Patent Office

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the first Regional Patent Office would be located in Detroit, Michigan and will open at some point during 2011, employing some 100 patent …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 4

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
8 years ago 2

What the Election Results Mean for Patent Reform

As the evening moves forward it is increasingly apparent that the Republicans are having an excellent night, and exactly what the vast majority of pundits have predicted …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 13

Chief Judge Michel to Congress: Invest $1 Billion to Revive PTO

In this third installment things get interesting, perhaps even a bit explosive. The former Chief of the Federal Circuit pulls no punches and talks openly and honestly …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

Kappos Takes Heat at House Hearing, Patent Reform Dead?

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, David Kappos testified in front of the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. See Hearing Page and Kappos Prepared Remarks. Many …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 28

Kappos Lays Out Ambitious Agenda for USPTO in Speech at IPO

Last week David Kappos addressed the IPO annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  Kappos’ remarks were varied and really set a new tone for the future of the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 8

Suggestions for Fixing the US Patent System

In order to jump start a constructive debate I throw out the following nine suggestions that would, in my view, assist in solving the patent crisis that …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 17

Revise Patent Examination to Stimulate US Economy

For some time now I have been writing about how a patent stimulus plan would revitalize the economy, but I am all fired up today after a …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

7 Patent Reform Suggestions for Congress

After being told that patent reform in 2008 was all but a done deal, once again nothing happened.  I am happy that patent reform died in 2008 because the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2