Weekly Patent News Highlights 1/9 - 1/15

Thursday, Jan 16th, 2014

Throughout 2013, various legislative proposals have again been introduced that would dramatically change patent litigation in the courts. Innovation is a core pillar of our economy, and it’s important that the public and senators themselves hear from many sources, including universities and innovative small businesses.

This week, the media covered how patent reform can be addressed without disastrous consequences to American innovation, IBM and its 6,809 patents in 2013, and a recap of the Senate Judiciary holding patent briefings. Each of the selected articles below serves to educate, encourage discussion, and increase awareness of what’s going on in patent news.

Here is our weekly round up on patent news:

A Balanced Approach to Patent Reform: Addressing the Patent-Troll Problem Without Stifling Innovation
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/01/a-balanced-approach-to-...

Why Patent Leadership Matters to Innovation & Economic Growth
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/01/patent-power.html

IBM Wins Most U.S. Patents for 21st Year in a Row
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-14/ibm-wins-most-u-s-patents-for-2...

IP: Is Patent Reform, Round II a bad idea?
http://www.insidecounsel.com/2014/01/15/ip-is-patent-reform-round-ii-a-b...

Senate Judiciary to hold patent briefings
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/195027-senate-judici...