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USPTO Director Kappos Resigns

USPTO Director David Kappos has announced that he will leave the Office early next year, perhaps by the end of January. He became the Director in 2009, leaving his position as essentially Head Patent Counsel at IBM. He brought much-needed … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Passing of Eugenia “Genie” Hansen

It is with sadness that I note that Genie Hansen died suddenly at her home on Monday. She had been at Richard, Medlock and Andrews and Sidley and Austin and started Hemingway & Hansen in 2005 in Dallas. She had … Continue reading

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Therasense In Action – Warren Woessner To Speak At AIPLA

On Saturday, October 27th, I will one of the speakers in the Closing Plenary Session of the Annual AIPLA Meeting in Washington, DC. Since I was assigned to do part of the “Ethics” track, I will be speaking on post-Therasense … Continue reading

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Commissioner for Patents Robert Stoll to Retire Effective Dec. 31st. Deputy Commissioner Focarino to succeed.

Since he became an Examiner in the chemical arts in 1982, Bob Stoll has been an increasingly important presence (some would say “force”) in the USPTO. He has held executive/administrative positions in the Office since 1979 and has been Commissioner … Continue reading

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