The Kaptur-Rohrabacher Amendment to the American Invents Act

AMERICA INVENTS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 91 (House of Representatives – June 23, 2011) https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2011/06/23/house-section/article/H4480-1 Amendment No. 14 Offered by Mr. Rohrabacher The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 14  printed in part B of House Report 112-111. Mr. ROHRABACHER. Madam Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk. The Acting CHAIR. The …

Inventor Letter to Nydia Velazquez Re: SUCCESS Act

Download PDF– Combined Written Testimony from June 2019– Alexandria Oral Testimony from May 8, 2019– San Jose Oral Testimony from June 3, 2019– Detroit Oral Testimony from June 18, 2019 January 14, 2020 The Honorable Nydia VelazquezChairwoman for the Committee on Small BusinessUnited States House of Representatives Subject: Our Testimony at the USPTO SUCCESS Act Hearings Dear Chairwoman Velazquez: Thank …

Assessing PTAB Invalidity Rates

Josh MaloneDecember 19, 2019 This study utilizes queries in Docket Navigator (docketnavigator.com), a service that reviews and classifies court decisions for various parameters. This service is widely used and cited by professionals in the patent industry. In this case I used the Patent Library and the Determinations code. Docket Navigator codes PTAB Final Written Decisions as either “Not Unpatentable” or …

PTAB Judge Experience (Preliminary Report)

This study compiled educational and technical experience of 163 current and former Administrative Patent Judges using public records. 60% of APJs have ZERO technical experience and 76% have less than 3 years of technical experience. Below is the detail for each of the 163 APJs. To contribute additions or corrections, please email josh@usinventor.org. Name: Aaron Moore Degree: BS Major: ? …

PTAB and District Court Review of the Same Patents

Download the full report and list of patents. This study compares 438 patents that had invalidity determinations made by both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and district courts. The PTAB and court agreed on 53% of the patents and disagreed on 47%. When they disagreed, the district court took the side of the inventor 4 times as often …

PTAB Follow Up Letter

Read the official letter November 11, 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 Subject: Follow Up on August 5, 2019 Letter …

SUCCESS Act Letter

Link to the official letter November 11, 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 Subject: SUCCESS Act Correction Dear Committee: We …

Appointments Clause Letter

Link to the official letter November 11, 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 Subject: Appointments Clause Dear Committee: On October …

SUCCESS ACT – Selected Public Comments

Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success (SUCCESS) Act of 2018 On October 31, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success  Act of 2018 or “SUCCESS Act”. Section 3 of the act requires the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in consultation with the …