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PTO Director Kappos supports “compact prosecution”

By |2009-08-25T20:16:50-04:00August 25th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Back in the mid-1960s, the Patent Office introduced the practice of "compact prosecution." These days it's entombed in MPEP § 2106(II). Says that section of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure: It is essential that patent applicants obtain a prompt yet complete examination of their applications. Under the principles of compact prosecution, each claim should [...]

David Kappos swearing in as Under Secretary of Commerce and US PTO Director on Thursday, August 13 at 12:30 PM

By |2009-08-30T19:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Tomorrow, U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke will deliver remarks and administer the oath of office to David Kappos, new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, Kappos will take control of an office that provides incentives to encourage [...]

Commerce Secretary Locke’s Statement on Kappos’ Confirmation as PTO Director

By |2009-08-09T13:42:48-04:00August 7th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Friday, August 7, 2009 Locke Statement on Confirmation of David Kappos as Patent and Trade[mark] Director WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued [...]

Use AIPLA’s Web Tool to Urge the Senate to Confirm David Kappos NOW as Director of the US PTO

By |2019-05-28T12:16:19-04:00August 5th, 2009|Associations, Intellectual Property, Patent|

This is an American Intellectual Property Law Ass'n (AIPLA) Action Alert: Help Confirm David Kappos as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "As an IP professional, you know that we need consistent and stable leadership at the USPTO.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider the nomination tomorrow and the entire U.S. [...]