Posts Tagged: white house


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
7 years ago 2

Phil Johnson – An Outstanding Choice for USPTO Director

News of the death of Johnson's nomination is both a shocking surprise and yet all too predictable in a town that increasingly makes little logical sense . . . From …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 4

Git’er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer

Any government truly interested in commercializing its research must realize that time is of the essence, risk is inherent in the process and deal makers should be …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 3

White House Announces Patent Related Executive Action

Currently the President is under fire for Executive Actions, which is something that he railed against when he was Presidential Candidate Obama in 2008, but increasingly embraces. The …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 23

Professor Colleen Chien Joins Obama White House OTSP

Santa Clara University School of Law Associate Professor Colleen Chien has been selected to serve in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

Reforming the Federal R&D System

There’s nothing in the world like the U.S. public research system which is on the cutting edge of every field of science. However, to fully …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 1

Patent Haters Take Notice! University Innovation Fuels Robust Economic Activity

But how could Universities ever be characterized as non-practicing entities in the first place? If we are going to be intellectually honest there is no way you …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 5

Opinion: Regrettable White House Intervention on Patent Trolls

What’s regrettable is that the White House didn’t wait for such empirical data on patent litigation and instead rehashed the findings of discredited studies of …
By Brian Pomper
8 years ago 6

Obama on Patent Trolls – Much Ado About Nothing

There is no doubt that the Obama position will be loved by Google and other Silicon Valley technology giants that despise the patent system. Given the revolving …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 12

White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues

Today the White House announced major steps to improve incentives for future innovation in high tech patents, a key driver of economic growth and good paying American …
By White House
8 years ago 21

Integrating the Federal R&D System into the Economy

We have made significant strides over the past 30 years through laws like the Bayh-Dole Act, the Federal Technology Transfer Act, and supporting Executive Orders leading to the …
By Joseph Allen
8 years ago 1

White House Shares Plan to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft

Not long after it was reported that a Chinese military unit might be responsible for a number of cyber attacks that have taken place on US infrastructure …
By Adrienne Kendrick
9 years ago 1

White House Petition Seeks Take Down of Jerk.com

Last week, a petition was created to petition the White House to take down the website Jerk.com. To date the petition has unfortunately not received many …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

White House Seeks Input to Shape IP Enforcement Strategy

I am all for coherent strategies, but this seems a bit odd if you ask me. During the summer months in the last year of President Obama's …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

IP Contributes $5 Trillion and 40 Million Jobs to US Economy

Today I attended the an event on Intellectual Property and the US Economy which was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds. …
By Renee C. Quinn
10 years ago 11