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Judge Michel explained legislators are proposing bills because they are being heavily lobbied by a small but powerful and well-funded coalition of companies He highlighted the common problem with the nine active bills currently before Congress If passed the…

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EDITOR'S NOTE What follows is a summary of the Goodlatte patent bill created by American Continental Group which is a government affairs and strategic consulting firm in Washington DC Manus Cooney a former Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary…

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Instead of condemning NPES the GAO emphasized at the very outset of its report that our nation s history is filled with examples of inventors who did not develop products based on the patented technologies O verall the report…

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A troubling fundamental aspect of the proposed mandatory stay is that it would chip away at the quid pro quo of the patent bargain To ensure the Constitutionally-protected exclusive right patent rights have long been recognized as covering multiple…

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On June Members of Congress wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf R-VA and Congressman Chaka Fattah D-PA who are respectively the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science of the House Appropriations Committee…

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Earlier today Congressman Mike Honda D-San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren D-San Jose and Congresswoman Anna G Eshoo D-Palo Alto introduced the Patents And Trademarks Encourage New Technology PATENT Jobs Act to exempt the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

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On Monday June the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on so-called reverse payments This decision will impact how brand name drug companies and generics enter into patent settlements to resolve pending patent litigation In a nutshell…

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The Copyright Office has told Congress that the copyright laws are showing their age and need Congressional attention With the prospect of comprehensive copyright reform on the horizon the familiar battle lines are being drawn between those who absolutely…

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The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet on March heard from six witnesses that the business of patent assertion entities PAEs is inflicting severe harm on a broad range of technology users The witnesses at…

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Almost two weeks ago the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued two Federal Register Notices in anticipation of the U S converting from first-to-invent to a first-to-file regime The first were the Changes to Implement First to File…

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Earlier this week House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte R-VA announced the House Judiciary Committee's Republican subcommittee assignments for the th Congress The subcommittee from the House of Representatives that has jurisdiction over matters relating to intellectual property is…

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During the last six days of a session the Speaker of the House of Representatives is allowed to suspend Rules in order to expeditiously dispose of non-controversial matters quickly before the end of a session This year there will…

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