Monday, December 1, 2014 - 13:59
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:29
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 17:53
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:12
As the summer comes to a close, the effort to push for educated and thoughtful patent reform begins to pick up once again. This week’s highlights include articles covering patent rights and grants, as well as a look into intellectual property and its effect on economic growth.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 16:31
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.”
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 16:51
This week we hear more about the positive effects of the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act, or TROL Act. This bill is one step in the right direction towards smart patent reform. The TROL Act would put restrictions on the "demand letters" companies send threatening patent infringement lawsuits.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:23
The Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act (TROL Act) is a bill crafted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee aimed at stopping abusive patent demand practices. We support the approach taken in the TROL Act because we believe this is a balanced solution that punishes bad actors while preserving the ability of legitimate patent holders to protect their property rights.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 14:55
Last week the National Journal reported that President Obama is poised to name Phil Johnson as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Former Acting Director of the USPTO and Commissioner for Patents says, “Phil is very knowledgeable, fair and willing to listen to opposing views. He is certainly a well qualified candidate and in my view an excellent choice.”