As we explained in an earlier blog, Big Tech companies are now pushing legislation that would reverse recent reforms at the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board). These reforms have made the Board fairer and more balanced, including reinforcing Congress’s original intent that the PTAB should be a cost-effective alternative to district court litigation, not an additional avenue for challenging patents.
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 08:54
by: Chris Israel
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 17:59
As the fight continues to protect inventors against the deep-pocketed threat of Big Tech and those who seek to engage in predatory infringement, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a piece of legislation recently that would weaken critical IP protections the USPTO had enacted to the post-grant system at the PTAB during the previous administration.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 18:18
Stakeholders throughout the patent system agree that patent quality is a good thing. We all want the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its examiners to have sufficient resources to perform their exacting work, to keep patent fees from being diverted to other uses and to improve predictability in the patent system.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 13:16
by: Adam Mossoff
Today, patent policy often seems mired in complex legal debates. For instance, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (created in the America Invents Act of 2011) has led to five Supreme Court cases raising intricate questions and complex disputes in administrative law, the interpretation of statutes, and constitutional law. Longstanding issues in patent law, such as what makes a patented invention nonobvious or how to construe patent claims, seem quaint by comparison.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 06:44
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) – a congressionally mandated, bipartisan committee, comprised of technologists, academic leaders, business executives and national security professionals – was created in 2018 “to consider the methods and means necessary to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.” The Commission, co-chaired by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, submitted its
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 17:19
While much of the recent antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech companies has focused on their abuse of market dominant positions in areas of pricing, search, advertising and publishing, there is another important area where these companies have been abusing their positions to squash competition: patents.
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 09:15
John M.R. Kneuer is the former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Mr. Kneuer is “widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on telecommunications, Internet, and spectrum policy.”