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Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and …

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Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country or be from this country and believe in the possibility that you …

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Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development of …

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''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure that quality patents are issued, with quality examinations, and quality patents are …

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An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of unintended consequences requires targeted reform that will specifically address only the abusive …

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Softcard’s patents and their ability to protect Google Wallet against any potential legal challenges from Apple may be a much more important aspect of the acquisition than Softcard itself, which had struggled financially and laid off workers in …

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Two independent errors warrant reversal, but to be fair, the district court did not have the benefit of the Supreme Court’s decision in Teva. Now, the Federal Circuit has the opportunity to address the interplay of Teva with …

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The USPTO has put SAWS to rest, literally. The USPTO has posted a message on the agency's website explaining that after conducting an internal review of the SAWS program the agency has ''decided to retire this program.'' Furthermore, …

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I will be criss-crossing the country again in March 2015, with stops in Washington, DC, Chicago, Michigan, and San Fransisco. What follows is my schedule for the month. If you are in the area come out to say …

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I do feel that the whole notion of trying to find an “inventive concept” is really challenged. While the Supreme Court went out of its way to say we are really not putting Sections 102 or 103 in here, I think …

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There have been signs that Samsung is trying to wind down its operations in its medical device businesses, but we found plenty of patent applications filed with the USPTO indicating that healthcare innovation is still very important to this …

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Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers of them could not be notified of the consequences of infringement.'' …

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