Weekly Patent News Highlights 1/23 – 1/30

Friday, Jan 31st, 2014

Attempts to stop frivolous Patent Assertion Entities, pose big risks to the economic engine surrounding invention and innovation. Dean Kamen, one of America’s great inventors says, “if the U.S. government doesn't increase incentives to invent, the country will lose its edge.”

This week, a powerful coalition of large tech firms, from IBM to Microsoft, are rising up in opposition to the Covered Business Methods (CBM) provision, a contentious piece of the patent-reform legislation, as the Senate weighs a path forward on legislation to slay so-called “patent trolls.”

Latest Patent News Highlights Here:

Forbes: Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls

IP Watchdog: Protect Patent Rights, Inventors and Innovation

Huffington Post Op-Ed Don Rosenberg: Everyone Loves Innovation But Many Forget What It Takes

Crain’s Chicago Business: Innovation, jobs at stake in patent legislation

IP Watchdog: “Main Street” Patent Coalition Wants Patent Litigation Reform

National Journal: IBM, Microsoft, and Friends Renew Fight Against Patent-Troll Measure on today’s CBM letter

Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, states “The America Invents Act was signed into law just over two years ago, and the reality is that we’re still learning the true impacts of the law. We need to be especially cautious in making further changes to the system before the long-term impacts of the previous reform are completely understood.”

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