Posts Tagged: "Ron Katznelson"

Requesting Deadline Extension on BPAI Rules of Practice

On January 20, 2010, the Patent Office is hosting a 3-hour “roundtable” to discuss the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. USPTO published this ANPRM on December 22, 2009.  The roundtable will be held at the USPTO’s Madison Auditorium located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The public event is a major…

My 2010 wishes for the U.S. Patent Examiner

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows is a portion of a longer essay by Ron Katznelson, which contains more information including statistical data on the work of the U.S. Patent Office. It is published first here as an article with the permission of Dr. Katznelson. When asked what wishes pertaining to patents I have for the New Year, I began thinking about…

Making the Case Against First to File

NOTE: This was originally written as a comment to my article Much Ado About Nothing Over First to File.  It is posted here as an article with the permission of Ron Katznelson. ************************ I generally respect those who have the capacity to change their opinions based on substantial relevant evidence and a compelling underlying factual record that supports such a…

The Patent Backlog Cannot Be Solved With Harmonization

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows was submitted by Ron Katznelson as a comment to Why a Global Patent System is a Bad Idea, which took issue with the articulate position of Microsoft’s Deputy General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez that a global patent system is necessary. It is republished here as an article with the permission of Dr. Katznelson. *********** What seems to be…