Letter to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) August 5, 2019

August 5, 2019 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Marylee Jenkins, Chair; Steven Caltrider, Jennifer A. Camacho, Barney Cassidy, Mark E. Goodson, Bernard J. Knight, Jr., Dan H. Lang, Jeffrey M. Sears, Julie Mar-Spinola, Members; Pamela R. Schwartz, Catherine Faint, Vernon Ako Towler, Union Representatives Via email to: ppac@uspto.gov Dear Committee: The PTAB is still off the rails and destroying the …

Inventor Rights Proposal

Download the Inventor Rights Act One Page INVENTOR RIGHTS PROPOSAL Legislation is required to restore patent protection for inventors and mitigate a generation of laws, regulations, and court decisions that have discouraged innovation by failing to secure to inventors the exclusive rights to their discoveries. TODAY’S INVENTORS Face hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expense and annihilation of their patent …

US Inventor Success Act Comments

June 30, 2019 Chief Economist Mail Stop OPIA Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 successact@uspto.gov Comments on the SUCCESS Act Introduction US Inventor is a non-profit association of inventors devoted to protecting the intellectual property of individuals and small companies. We represents our 13,000 inventor and small business members by promoting strong …

PTAB Update – Inventors Remain Under Assault

Despite recent management and rule changes at the USPTO, inventors still lack meaningful rights. Highlighted below are some recent examples of ongoing PTAB abuse. Overwhelming Financial Burden for Inventors AIPLA reports that the average cost for an AIA trial is $450K. Only 16% patents emerge the PTAB intact. Small businesses built on a patented technology don’t have $450K to wager …

Inventors to Senate IP Subcommittee: Venue Hardship, Efficient Infringement, PTAB Crisis

US Inventor Statement Hearing on Oversight of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Wednesday, March 13, 2019 US Inventor submits this statement for the record of the Hearing on Oversight of the United States Patent and Trademark Office held by the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. US Inventor is an advocacy organization of 13,000 inventors, startups …

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 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 Bolas …

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 …

PPAC Public Hearing on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule – Comments by Josh Malone Inventor Plano, TX

PPAC Public Hearing on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule Held September 6, 2018 Written Comments Submitted by: Josh Malone Inventor Plano, TX https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Josh_Malone.pdf The hearing today has been about fees. The information provided by the PTO and the previous witnesses has been very helpful and thorough as to the fees and how they are used. I will touch on the …