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Michelle Lee the current Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was once again in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee panel yesterday answering questions during her confirmation hearing Lee who would take over the vacant…

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Congress won't accomplish much if anything if it gets mired in the substance of patent law during the inevitable patent reform cycle in the th Congress Similarly vilifying all innovators as if everyone who owns a patent is somehow…

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In the Senate the Judiciary Committee is where any action relating to intellectual property reform will be played out Key Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee including Senators Grassley Cronyn and Hatch are on record as saying that more…

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With respect to intellectual property it is the House Judiciary Committee that will set the agenda for any potential legislative reform over the next two years with the Subcommittee on Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet leading the way…

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The sensible response to all these new and evolving circumstances is not a rush to pass a bill but a pause to evaluate the rapidly changing situation Many expert leaders including the former PTO Director David Kappos have so…

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It is good business for Google to have a weaker patent system but insulating the natural monopoly that Google has become by destroying the patent system isn t the answer for a prosperous America As a result of misguided…

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Thus Lee did not agree with Senator Durbin s main point which seemed unequivocally to be that additional patent reform is not necessary at the moment but did agree that the landscape has significantly changed Taken in totality it…

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The issue of patent reform and patent trolls would go on to dominate the confirmation hearing At one point during his questioning of Lee Senator Dick Durbin D-IL explained that patent reform has been a real eye opener for…

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This will be the first time that Lee has had a confirmation hearing The timing suggests that the Obama Administration and Senator Reid think that they can get Lee confirmed prior to the end of this Congressional session which…

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The unfortunate reality is the United States is no longer the most favorable jurisdiction for innovators There has been a full assault on patent rights that started at least as early as Ever since we have seen proposed legislative…

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In the planned work days during September it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate So what happened between…

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Capitol Hill is frequently the setting for both grandstanding and pandering and given the prevailing political and public sentiment it is also frequently a place where businesses find an inhospitable welcome A recent case in point Three senior members…

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