Posts Tagged: USPTO 2.0


PTAB Chief Smith and Vice-Chief Moore, Part III

Vice-Chief Judge Moore: "The statute requires that each of the judges have scientific ability.  It doesn’t actually require particularized training in any one individual specific area.  …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Interview Finale: USPTO Attorneys Knight and Ray

In this segment, which is the interview finale, we discuss the heightened expectation of fairness placed on government attorneys, what it is like to work for USPTO …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Attorneys Bernie Knight & Ray Chen

On Wednesday August 1, 2012, I had the opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for quite a while. I sat down on the record with both …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Chief of Staff Peter Pappas

While there is no doubt that the rejuvenation of the Patent Office during the Obama Administration is directly related to the capable and steady leadership of Director …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Cohn Part 2

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Part 1 of the interview was …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Cohn oversees all aspects of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner Focarino — Part 3

In this final installment of my interview with Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, we discuss the examiner count system, production and Art Units and Patent Examiners that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner Focarino — Part 2

In this installment we discuss a day in the life of the Commissioner for Patents, negotiating with the Examiner’s Union relative to the updated examiner count …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner for Patents, Margaret Focarino

When I interviewed USPTO Director David Kappos in December I asked him about Focarino and the first words out of his mouth were: "What a wonderful leader." …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

Exclusive Interview Part 3: USPTO Deputy Director Terry Rea

We begin by discussing first action allowances and whether they are frowned upon, then discuss the examination process and weave our way to Track 1 and whether you …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 17

Exclusive Interview Part 2: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Part 2 of my interview with Deputy Under Secretary Rea picks up with discussion of the America Invents Act. We generally discussed the rulemaking process, the fact that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Deputy Director Teresa Rea has now been at the USPTO for approximately 1 year, but seems as invigorated and full of energy as she did when I first …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

Kappos 2.0: USPTO Funding, Board Hiring & Harmonization

In this installment we learn from Director Kappos that the USPTO budget is not a problem whatsoever. While the Office did not achieve a permanent end to …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

Kappos 2.0: Part 2 of my Interview with David Kappos

The beginning of Part 2 of my interview picks up where we left off, but more generally broadens out to generically ask how Kappos approaches the daunting task …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

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