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.” 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 07:50

The current global pandemic has created an urgent need for innovation in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology that can help combat, even eradicate, COVID-19.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 09:18

Rob Strayer is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications Policy. His duties include development of policy as it pertains to international cybersecurity, as well as leading dialogue on related subjects with foreign governments. Prior to his current position, Mr. Strayer was general counsel for the U.S.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 07:53

Efficient infringement has become an all-too-common business practice in the U.S. What is efficient infringement? Efficient infringement occurs when large corporate interests choose to infringe the patents of smaller inventors, knowing that it is cheaper to fight off any legal challenge in court, than it is to pay a fair licensing fee for the use of an invention. Another word for this practice is “invention theft.” Sound like a shady practice? It is. 

Two high profile cases of efficient infringement have come to light recently and the parties involved may surprise you:

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 07:38

A new Joint Policy Statement by the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) restored an important patent protection for standard-essential patent (SEP) holders, the right to injunctive relief. SEPs are patents for certain critical technologies that are determined to set the standard for an industry.