43 Days. 43 Sponsors. Here’s How.

Get Your Representative to Sponsor H.R 6557 We have come so far. Congress is beginning to listen. A bill has been introduced in Congress. H.R. 6557 – the Inventor Protection Act. It will restore patent protection for inventors. But it will not move forward without you. You must insist that your Congressman or Congresswoman co-sponsor this bill so that it …

PTAB Executive Branch Agency Overruling Article III Courts

Updated October 11, 2018 These are the 227 patents that have been upheld by a an Article III Court but were struck down as invalid by the PTAB. US 5,191,573 Hair Method for transmitting a desired digital video or audio signal US 5,361,201 Jost Real estate appraisal using predictive modeling US 5,490,216 Richardson, III System for software registration US 5,513,129 …

H.R. 6758 EXTENDS CONTROVERSIAL USPTO FEE AUTHORITY

H.R. 6758 EXTENDS CONTROVERSIAL USPTO FEE AUTHORITY Congress should not rush through an extension of USPTO fee setting authority. Many questions about the Agency’s recent use of that authority remain unanswered. How can a $720M fee increase have $0 monetary impact on the economy? OMB says the fees are a transfer within the economy – how so? Why wasn’t the …

Inventors Allege PTAB Judges are “ILLEGAL” in Letter to President Trump

[Read the original letter here.]   August 27, 2018 President Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Subject:  American Inventors’ Rights Taken by ILLEGAL Administrative Patent Judges Dear President Trump, You’ve pledged to shrink the administrative state. And you’ve worked hard to select, nominate and win Senate confirmation of judges to fill the many vacancies left …

H.R. 6557 The Inventor Protection Act Will Restore Patent Rights for Inventors

More detailed information about this bill is posted at usinventor.org/ipa FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2018 Contact: Shannon Polvino (716) 597-5188 Polvino@ZeppCom.com INVENTOR PROTECTION ACT WILL RESTORE PATENT RIGHTS FOR INVENTORS (WASHINGTON, DC) – US Inventor announces its support for H.R. 6557, the Inventor Protection Act, which was introduced yesterday in the United States House of Representatives by Rep. Dana …

PTAB Reform: An Urgent Request on Behalf of Independent Inventors

By Josh Malone Published by IPWatchdog What follows is a letter on the topic of PTAB reform that will be sent to USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on Monday, May 14, 2018. The letter seeks urgent action on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in order to bring balance to a process that has tormented inventors for the last 6 years. …

The U.S. Patent System, not China’s IP Policies, is the Reason Behind America’s Decline in Global Competitiveness

By Paul Morinville and Terry Fokas Several months ago, the Trump Administration launched an investigation into Chinese trade policies that are responsible for expropriating American intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights).  This investigation is premised upon Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 which gives the President the authority to take all appropriate action, including retaliatory action, against China if the U.S. …

PTAB Facts: An ugly picture of a tribunal run amok

By Gene Quinn, Steve Brachmann, Josh Malone, & Paul Morinville Published by IPWatchdog It has come to our attention that supporters of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are claiming that the facts and figures presented in various IPWatchdog.com articles are erroneous. That is not the case. In fact, the criticism of some borders on outright misrepresentation. As the facts laid …

PTAB Errors Fatal to Hundreds of Legitimate Patents

By Josh Malone & Steve Brachmann Published by IPWatchdog Apologists for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including Greene’s Energy Group and the Department of Justice continue to proffer the fallacy that the PTAB is merely “correcting” errors committed by the USPTO in issuing “bad” patents through the use of America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings to adjudicate a …

Will the Supreme Court continue to be influenced by patent reform?

By Paul Morinville & Gene Quinn Published by IPWatchdog We’ve analyzed all of the Supreme Court patent related decisions since 2005 comparing them to proposed patent related legislation pending at the time of the decision. Invariably, the Supreme Court takes a provision or two from pending legislation and makes it law, often word for word. To me it is unbelievable …