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Friday, Aug 1st, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 8/1/14

This week’s patent news roundup kicks off with a post from Patent Truth that targets the accuracy of the “patent troll” narrative. The post contains multiple challenges to the stance of those who are pro-patent reform, and the main take away is evident in this quote: “news media…and many other observers of the patent-policy debate now seem to approach the topic with an assumption that all patent lawsuits are detrimental unless proven otherwise.”

Thursday, Mar 20th, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 3/17/14-3/19/14

This week’s roundup contains a commentary piece from KyForward, Kentucky’s user generated news network, explaining the risk that patent reform will take power away from independent inventors, making them unable to enforce their IP. In the Star Tribune, an op-ed piece touches on how HR3309 was passed in a single hearing, without even one independent inventor there to testify, as well as the damaging effects the legislation could have on American inventors.
Friday, Feb 28th, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 2/24/14 – 2/27/14

A special meeting with White House IP counsel Colleen Chien and patent holding companies was held this week to discuss an initiative to make prior art holdings more accessible for officials at the Patent and Trademark Office. This would reduce the number of patents granted, which would therefore improve overall patent quality and limit potential for abusive litigation.

Friday, Feb 21st, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 2/18/14 – 2/20/14

Innovators are finally speaking up and joining forces in the fight against patent reform. This week, over 2000 independent inventors signed a letter to Congress expressing their deep concern over the proposed legislation.

Despite good intentions, current legislation still contains provisions that are deeply troubling to many stakeholders. Universities, engineers, small businesses, manufacturers, venture capitalists, and inventors have read between the lines:

Friday, Feb 14th, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 2/10 – 2/11

Patent reform has the potential to weaken the United States Patent System. Weakening our patent integrity would have a direct effect on independent inventors, small entities, employment rates and the U.S. economy, not to mention our global influence.

Watch this video of Dr. Greg Raleigh, Founder & CEO of ItsOn, talk about the U.S. Patent System and how patents incentivize incredible risk for innovators across the country.

Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2014

Weekly Patent News Highlights 1/22

This week we have 2 articles from CFO and Inc. highlighting both sides of patent reform and giving a more neutral overview of the controversy surrounding this issue.

In the first article from CFO, the issue of small companies being forced to pay licensing fees to patent trolls in order to avoid conflict with their investors is touched upon. It also questions whether or not patent reform will help or harm inventors and small businesses.

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