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 …

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. …