David Kappos

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Name: David Kappos
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Obama to nominate former Google executive to head PTO

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – President Barack Obama said Thursday he intends to nominate Michelle K. Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Lee currently is the deputy under secretary and deputy director of the PTO. She has held the position ... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 2 reports

Ex-Google Exec Lee Nominated to Head USPTO

The White House's nomination of former Google executive Michelle Lee to be the next director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) drew plenty of positive response from the computer and tech industry Friday.Lee has been essentially heading the ... [Published Multichannel Online - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 6 reports

Former Google lawyer nominated to lead US patent office

The Obama administration has recently nominated former Google lawyer Michelle Lee to be the next permanent director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, which could mean bad news for patent trolls. Lee, who was appointed as the department's deputy director ... [Published Engadget - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-Googler to get patent nod

Former Google lawyer Michelle K. Lee is being nominated to run the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filling a seat in the Obama administration that has been vacant for almost two years.Lee, 48, left Google in 2012 to run the patent office's Silicon Valley ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Inventing Solutions to Global Disease & Poverty

Guest Post By David Kappos and Quentin Palfrey In April 2013, the Obama Administration announced the first wave of winners  of the Patents for Humanity competition, an innovative program to provide recognition and incentives to companies that use ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

A Tip Of The Hat To The USPTO

Even as the number of applications continues to grow every year, the Office is whittling away at the backlog, now down to about 615,000 from 764,000 in 2009. Moreover, following the dot.com boom at the turn of the century, there were significant improvements ... [Published Today's General Counsel - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Partnership for American Innovation welcomes small businesses to the fold

PAI adds medical device manufacturer Second Sight and machine learning software maker Many Worlds The Partnership for American Innovation (PAI) began as a club for 800-lb. gorillas. But now it has found room at the table for a couple of smaller prima ... [Published Inside Counsel - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Exclusive: Acting head of U.S. patent office considered for top job permanently- sources

By By | Reuters – 4 minutes 22 seconds agoHealth News »DALLAS - A woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this …NEW YORK, N.Y. - An American cameraman ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Cravath Helps Johnson & Johnson Bag Another Pharma Firm

Drug and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $1.75 billion in cash to acquire Alios BioPharma, a private biotechnology company developing a medicine to combat a serious childhood respiratory infection for which there is no current ... [Published American Lawyer.com - Oct 01 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]

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Obama to nominate former Google executive to he... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - 14 hours ago]
Firms Offer Advice on Ebola Preparedness: Busin... [Published GARP - Oct 20 2014]
Ex-Google Exec Lee Nominated to Head USPTO [Published Multichannel Online - Oct 17 2014]
Silicon Valley Wins! Obama Picks Ex-Google Lawy... [Published Wired News - Oct 17 2014]
Former Google lawyer nominated to lead US paten... [Published Engadget - Oct 17 2014]
Better late than never for Michelle Lee, but as... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Oct 17 2014]
Ex-Googler to get patent nod [Published Inside Bay Area - Oct 17 2014]
USPTO nominates Lee as new director [Published World Intellectual Property Review - Oct 17 2014]
Former Google Lawyer Nominated to Head PTO [Published Recorder - Oct 17 2014]
Obama nominates new head for patent office [Published The Hill - Oct 16 2014]
UPDATE 1-White House nominates former Google ex... [Published CNBC - Oct 16 2014]
White House nominates former Google executive L... [Published Town Hall - Oct 16 2014]
Inventing Solutions to Global Disease & Poverty [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Oct 15 2014]
A Tip Of The Hat To The USPTO [Published Today's General Counsel - Oct 09 2014]
Partnership for American Innovation welcomes sm... [Published Inside Counsel - Oct 08 2014]
The New Role for Post Grant Review Proceedings ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Oct 08 2014]
Exclusive: Acting head of U.S. patent office co... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 03 2014]
Cravath Helps Johnson & Johnson Bag Another Pha... [Published American Lawyer.com - Oct 01 2014]
Quit your griping: the USPTO is doing pretty we... [Published Lexology - Sep 25 2014]
Quit Your Griping: The USPTO Is Doing Pretty We... [Published Recorder - Sep 20 2014]
Information on Lawsuits on Specific Tax Strateg... [Published CPA Client Bulletin - Sep 19 2014]
The AIA is 3 today and there’s only one winner ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Sep 16 2014]
Eyes on Lee as White House Nears PTO Pick [Published Recorder - Sep 13 2014]
Guest Post: The Case Against Federalizing Trade... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 02 2014]
Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law? [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 27 2014]
Patent Examiner Regularly Engaged In Fraud And ... [Published Techdirt - Aug 11 2014]
Pendency from Filing to First Action [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 03 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]
White House Backs Off Patent Nominee After Tech... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 10 2014]
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Inventing Solutions to Global Disease & Poverty [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Oct 15 2014]
Guest Post By David Kappos and Quentin Palfrey In April 2013, the Obama Administration announced the first wave of winners  of the Patents for Humanity competition, an innovative program to provide recognition and incentives to companies that use ...
The New Role for Post Grant Review Proceedings ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Oct 08 2014]
by Dennis Crouch It has now been just over 18-months since we started filing patent applications under the new first-to-file patent system mandated by the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011.  And, slowly but surely, FTF patents are now beginning to ...
Guest Post: The Case Against Federalizing Trade... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Sep 02 2014]
Guest post by Christopher B. Seaman, Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law.  As Dennis recently discussed , the idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law appears ...
Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law? [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Aug 27 2014]
By Dennis Crouch On the Congressional tees this fall sit a pair of trade secret reform bills with the joint purpose of creating a private cause of action at the federal level for trade secret misappropriation. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 a ...
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. ...
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