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“Changing The Horizon” Or “Lost Horizon”? – Kappos Pulls It Together

At a meeting sponsored by Intellectual Asset Management (IPBC/Global), “Meeting the NPE Challenge,” former Director of the USPTO, David Kappos on March 13th (a Friday even) gave a speech that cogently summarized the state of the IP landscape both from the … Continue reading

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PTO Issues Notice on Improvement in Patent Application Quality – A Very Modest Proposal

On January 15, 2013, the USPTO released a notice – see link below – requesting comments on its suggestions of ways to “improve the quality of issued patents” by improving the quality of application drafting. There are two brief sections … Continue reading

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Top Ten Biotech IP Stories of 2012

I admit, I am a sucker for lists, esp. Top Ten Lists, and a few days ago, sat through a half hour of “local news” wherein the anchors breathlessly related the Top Ten Rhode Island News Stories of 2012. Well, … Continue reading

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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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