Posts Tagged: sharon barner


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
5 years ago 2

Former PTO Deputy Sharon Barner Leaves Foley & Lardner

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), announced today that Sharon R. Barner, formerly a top official in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a leading intellectual property …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

An Interview with Sharon Barner, Former PTO Deputy Director

While at the USPTO Barner commuted back to Chicago on weekends to visit her family, choosing not to uproot her children from their schools. Since leaving the …
By John White
9 years ago 1

Former PTO Deputy Director Barner Returns to Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Sharon R. Barner has returned to the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in its Chicago office. Barner most recently served as …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Teresa Stanek Rea Named New Deputy Director of the USPTO

Deputy Director Designate Rea is a patent attorney herself, having been admitted to the patent bar on December 15, 1981. According to her profile page on her firm's website …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Live from PLI Patent Institute: Deputy Director Sharon Barner

Today Barner is here to talk to us about what is going on at the USPTO. She is discussing the USPTO Strategic Plan, which she was primarily …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 7

USPTO Deputy Director Sharon Barner to Leave Agency

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Sharon Barner has announced she will be …
By Press Releases
9 years ago 2

Happy Anniversary: USPTO Celebrates 30 Years of Bayh-Dole

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the most forward thinking patent legislation since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Patent Act in 1790, which was the third Act of Congress. …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Bayh-Dole Turns 30, AUTM Celebrates Innovation with Awards

Betsy de Parry spoke of how the Bayh-Dole act affected her personally by lending time and resources to university discoveries that created the life saving treatment that …
By Renee C. Quinn
9 years ago 0

Photo Diary: President Obama Presides Over White House Medal Ceremony for Scientists and Engineers

Earlier this evening President Barack Obama awarded National Medals to 16 distinguished scientists and engineers in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Without further …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 10

Photo Diary: The USPTO’s 15th Inventors Conference

I was pleasantly surprised to see inventors from all over the country, coming from New Jersey, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere. The Inventors Conference provides a truly unique …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Behind the Scenes: The USPTO Senior Staff

On July 19, 2010, I was granted behind the scenes access to observe the United States Patent and Trademark Office. From 11am to 7pm I trailed David Kappos, the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of David Kappos

On July 19, 2010, I was granted back stage pass of sorts, for a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I had, initially requested an …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 23

Lots of Support at Patent Office Three Track Public Meeting

All in all I would characterize the mood of the PTO officials I spoke with as up-beat and the mood of the stakeholders in attendance was generally …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 26

US Congress Poised to Implement National Innovation Tax

Earlier this week Mike Drummond, the Editor in Chief of Inventors Digest, authored an article titled US Senate Votes to Leave Patent Office Underfunded for 2010.  In this …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 9