In this episode of the Clause 8 podcast, host Eli Mazour sits down with David Kappos. Mr. Kappos is the former head of intellectual property (IP) at IBM, former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and now serves as a partner at Cravath. Eli and Mr. Kappos discuss Mr. Kappos’s career at IBM, his time as…Play Episode
?Sampling of stories and topics discussed during the interview: Starting and growing America’s largest Intellectual Property (IP) boutique law firm Personal story of going from growing up in Pennsylvania and selling furniture to starting a law firm in downtown DC How having successful fathers influenced Doug Henderson and his co-founder Marcus Finnegan Vision and innovations that contributed to Finnegan Henderson’s…Play Episode
Sampling of stories and topics discussed during the interview: Mistakenly ending up in Soviet Union during the Cold War Working with John Podesta (chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign) on Capitol Hill Advising Judge Bork before his Supreme Court confirmation hearings Being nominated and serving on the Federal Claims Court and the Federal Circuit Bilski decision, its aftermath, and the state…Play Episode
? Topics discussed during the interview include: • Can Patents “Make America Great Again”? • Why fixing America’s patent system is crucial for job growth • Congressional action needed to fix patent eligibility law • Immediate changes that could be made by the Trump administration to improve Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings • State of United States Patent…Play Episode
Eli Mazour is the creator and host of the Clause 8 podcast, which features interviews with the most interesting members of the IP community. He leads the Harrity’s patent prosecution team with an ability to successfully reach agreements with USPTO patent examiners for clients’ most important patent applications. He is often sought out by various technology companies, legal and business professionals, and media organizations for his insights on various patent policy developments, including legislative proposals and changes at the USPTO.