Patent Quality Makes a Difference

The Quality Challenge

The Patent Quality Initiative (PQI) is an education, information and advocacy organization whose goal is to improve the understanding, use and reliability of patents in financial services and elsewhere.

The Patent Quality Initiative strives to improve patents by diminishing the number of those that should not have been issued and addressing questionable patent holder behaviors. PQI engages in activities that support good intellectual property (IP) practices and better invention rights.

PQI shares information, provides patent examiners and others with educational briefings, files friend of the court briefs, and takes action by initiating United States Patent and Trademark Office Inter Partes Reviews of granted patents.

Innovation Relies on Quality Patents

Bad patent behaviors can cause significant harm to the reliability and safety of critical banking infrastructure. PQI helps to expose invalid patents early and makes asserting them more difficult.

Patent Quality Initiative Launched

A new organization has been established that seeks to improve patent quality in financial services and other industries through a series of activities, including making pertinent prior art more easily accessible.

PQI Files Friend of the Court Brief in Intellectual Ventures v. JPMC Case

PQI focuses on a party’s right to immediately appeal a district court’s decision granting or denying a motion to stay the litigation before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has acted on a petition for a covered business method review.

PQI Files Friend of the Court Brief in Ultramercial Patent Case

Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and other companies claiming infringement of Ultramercial patents supporting insertion of paid ads into online content.