David Kappos

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Name: David Kappos
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Deloitte U: Wizards and Trolls – Accelerating technologies, patent reform, and the new era of IP

InsightaaS: Deloitte University Press is a source of deep, thought-provoking material on a wide range of technology and management issues. The site’s mandate is to publish “original articles, reports and periodicals…to draw upon research and experience ... [Published Insightaas - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Patent Examiner Regularly Engaged In Fraud And Abuse Via Telework Program

For quite some time now, we've discussed how the USPTO had a massive backlog, and that former boss David Kappos solved this "problem" by getting examiners to approve more patents faster , mainly by lowering their standards and granting more patents. ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

States Fight Patent Trolls, Oppose Anti-Troll Bill

Congress may have killed off patent reform legislation this year, but almost one-third of the country’s 50 states have enacted their own legislation that could help companies combat patent trolls. And more are expected to follow suit.But a bill now being ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

TELFORD: Protecting trade secrets

Stolen information costs U.S. firms billions annuallyTwo years ago, a Motorola software engineer named Hanjuan Jin was sentenced to four years in prison after she was caught boarding a Beijing-bound flight from Chicago with $30,000 in cash and a carry-on ... [Published Washington Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Pendency from Filing to First Action

One common complaint of the U.S. patent system is delay. Most patents take over three years to issue. Adding in priority claims moves-out the average timeline (original priority filing date to issuance) to over five years. [ Link ]. One way that the ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

How patent reform’s fraught politics have left USPTO still without a boss

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office complex in Alexandria, Va. (Photo by Larry Morris/ The Washington Post) The directorship of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has sat vacant for more than 16 months, at once a reflection the fact that ... [Published Post Tech - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

This Week in Tech: House returns to patents

A House panel this week will renew the congressional debate on patent reform.The House Judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property will hold a hearing Wednesday on the Patent and Trademark Office. According to a committee aide, the oversight hearing’s ... [Published The Hill - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

The USPTO Director fiasco reflects a failure of leadership at the White House

While the heads of most of the globe’s major issuing authorities are civil servants and who often do not have any background in IP, the post of Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office is different. It comes with the title of Under-secretary of ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

White House Backs Off Patent Nominee After Tech Industry Backlash

The White House has reportedly backed away from nominating a pharmaceutical executive to run the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office after critics alleged he was unlikely to take a firm enough stance against frivolous patent suits. Tech website Gigaom ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash [GigaOM]

The Obama Administration has changed its mind over a plan to name pharmaceutical executive Phil Johnson as head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to multiple sources. The reversal is a victory for the technology industry and other proponents ... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 2 reports

White House poised to name patent reform opponent as new head of Patent Office

The Obama Administration is set to appoint Phil Johnson, a pharmaceutical industry executive, as the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to sources. The move is likely to anger patent reform advocates given Johnson’s ... [Published GigaOM - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

Apple, Microsoft, and Others Push Back Against Proposed Patent Law Changes

Source: Thinkstock Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) has joined forces with several other major U.S. companies in order to push back against patent system changes being proposed by members of Congress, reports Reuters . Apple, DuPont ( NYSE:DD ), Ford ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 03 2014]

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Deloitte U: Wizards and Trolls – Accelerating t... [Published Insightaas - Aug 16 2014]
Push for federal trade secret legislation gaini... [Published Lexology - Aug 14 2014]
Patent Examiner Regularly Engaged In Fraud And ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 11 2014]
A sorry tale at the USPTO which exposes the Oba... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Aug 11 2014]
States Fight Patent Trolls, Oppose Anti-Troll Bill [Published Corporate Counsel - Aug 07 2014]
TELFORD: Protecting trade secrets [Published Washington Times - Aug 07 2014]
Pendency from Filing to First Action [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 03 2014]
Wizards and trolls: Accelerating technologies, ... [Published Deloitte University Press - Aug 02 2014]
Am Law Trio Advise on Scientific Games’ $5.1 Bi... [Published American Lawyer.com - Aug 01 2014]
How patent reform’s fraught politics have left ... [Published Post Tech - Jul 30 2014]
How patent reform’s fraught politics have left ... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 30 2014]
This Week in Tech: House returns to patents [Published The Hill - Jul 28 2014]
Abbott Labs Sells Specialty and Generic Busines... [Published American Lawyer.com - Jul 15 2014]
The USPTO Director fiasco reflects a failure of... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 14 2014]
White House Backs Off Patent Nominee After Tech... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 10 2014]
White House Backs Off Patent Nominee After Tech... [Published TIME.com - Jul 10 2014]
White House pulls plug on controversial Patent ... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 09 2014]
White House pulls plug on controversial Patent ... [Published GigaOM - Jul 09 2014]
Docs @ BIO: The Rest of the Story [Published Patent Docs - Jul 09 2014]
Obama To Appoint Pharma Patent Lawyer, Who Has ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 01 2014]
White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As ... [Published Slashdot - Jun 30 2014]
White House poised to name patent reform oppone... [Published GigaOM - Jun 29 2014]
White House poised to name patent reform oppone... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 29 2014]
Monday round-up [Published SCOTUSblog - Jun 23 2014]
SCOTUSblog symposium on Alice v. CLS Bank [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jun 23 2014]
Symposium: Supreme Court leaves patent protecti... [Published SCOTUSblog - Jun 20 2014]
Amazon Got 'Photography Against A White Backgro... [Published Techdirt - Jun 11 2014]
No Patent Office Director – 486 Days Later [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Jun 03 2014]
Hoover IP2 Travels To Washington For Symposium [Published Policy Review - May 28 2014]
Yes, President Obama's Patent Office Started Ap... [Published Techdirt - May 09 2014]
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Patent Examiner Regularly Engaged In Fraud And ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 11 2014]
For quite some time now, we've discussed how the USPTO had a massive backlog, and that former boss David Kappos solved this "problem" by getting examiners to approve more patents faster , mainly by lowering their standards and granting more patents. ...
Pendency from Filing to First Action [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 03 2014]
One common complaint of the U.S. patent system is delay. Most patents take over three years to issue. Adding in priority claims moves-out the average timeline (original priority filing date to issuance) to over five years. [ Link ]. One way that the ...
How patent reform’s fraught politics have left ... [Published Post Tech - Jul 30 2014]
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office complex in Alexandria, Va. (Photo by Larry Morris/ The Washington Post) The directorship of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has sat vacant for more than 16 months, at once a reflection the fact that ...
How patent reform’s fraught politics have left ... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 30 2014]
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office complex in Alexandria, Va. (Photo by Larry Morris/ The Washington Post) The directorship of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has sat vacant for more than 16 months, at once a reflection the fact that ...
White House Backs Off Patent Nominee After Tech... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 10 2014]
The White House has reportedly backed away from nominating a pharmaceutical executive to run the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office after critics alleged he was unlikely to take a firm enough stance against frivolous patent suits. Tech website Gigaom ...
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