Inventor and Patent-Holder Randy Landreneau Named President of US Inventor

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 30, 2018 – US Inventor announced today that Randy Landreneau, a co-founder of US Inventor and a Board Member of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, has been named President of US Inventor, an organization working to restore inventor rights and global competitiveness to the U.S. patent system. “For more than two centuries, America has led the world …

Inventor Protection Act

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision declared that patents are public franchises like toll bridges. This slammed the door shut on inventors who do not have the millions of dollars, lawyers, and lobbyists necessary to buy and control a public franchise. We need our representatives in Congress to introduce and pass a bill to restore …

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. …

Protest At The U.S. Supreme Court to Protect American Inventors And American Innovation

When: 8:00-11:00 am on November 27, 2017 Where: U.S. Supreme Court (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543) US Inventor urges inventors, university research institutions, start-up companies and citizens who are concerned about the harm being done to American inventors to join usat the U.S. Supreme Court  (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543) at 8:00 AM on November 27, 2017 …

US Inventor to President Trump: Eliminate the PTAB

US Inventor sent a letter to President Trump on September 12 alerting him to the crisis facing the U.S. patent system. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released an alarming report showing our patent system has slipped from its historic first place to tenth in the world. At the core of this historic drop are three problems: the Patent Trial and …

39 inventors file amicus brief in Oil States case

39 U.S. patent owners, whose patent protections were overturned by the administrative Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petitioners of the case Oil States v. Greene’s, a case that is now pending. The patent owners argue that the Supreme …

USI Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu to be USPTO Director

   ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 29, 2017 – US Inventor President Paul Morinville released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Andrei Iancu to be Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: “I am cautiously optimistic about President Trump’s nomination of Andrei Iancu to be the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu’s positions on …

USI’s Josh Malone speaks at the Federalist Society

In 2011, Congress created a new administrative tribunal in the U.S. Patent Office with the power to cancel previously granted patents, called the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB was created to provide an efficient and inexpensive administrative process for eliminating low-quality patents – what are called “bad patents.” Despite its laudable purpose, the PTAB has earned a …