Matt Levy

Matt Levy

Matt Levy is the former Patent Counsel at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), where he handled legal, policy advocacy, and regulatory matters related to patents and wrote the Patent Progress blog. He is now a consultant on patent policy issues and patent litigation.


Posts by Matt Levy


Apple is trying to muddy design patent law in order to get its way

The Apple-Samsung case has dragged on for about six years so far, with no end in sight. The first case, involving design patents, has had a trial, …
By Matt Levy
25 days ago 4

How Many Times Should Qualcomm be Paid for Old Technology?

The FTC laid out Qualcomm’s predatory licensing tactics in its complaint. Instead of treating all companies the same, Qualcomm refuses to license to other chip makers …
By Matt Levy
5 months ago 18

Software Patents Will Survive: How Section 101 Law Is Settling Down

I think the reality is that software patents in some form are here to stay for the foreseeable future; it is also true that things that used …
By Matt Levy
11 months ago 54

Inspector General’s Hyperbolic Report Distracts From Improving Patent Quality

More importantly, the OIG’s report misses the point. Nearly everyone agrees that the quality of patents being issued is a problem, but the OIG didn’t …
By Matt Levy
1 year ago 16

Opposition to Venue Reform Misses Target

There is simply no reason for so many patent cases to wind up in a district with so little relation to those cases. Basic principles of equity …
By Matt Levy
1 year ago 21

Death to All Patents? Really? Why Inter Partes Review Shouldn’t Be Controversial

I understand that patent owners are upset at having the playing field leveled somewhat. They must feel like the rules of the game have changed, and, to …
By Matt Levy
2 years ago 30