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It isn't exactly a newflash to announce that Washington D C is dsyfunctional anyone paying attention over the past few years has long since come to that conclusion Thus it is hardly breaking news to report that Congress is…

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So the point is that there is the language of the bill and then there is what we were told was in the bill which actually isn t what is in the bill if you are reading the plain…

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The president says that s the fault of recalcitrant Republicans in Congress Republicans in Congress say it s the fault of a president who is hostile to business But the real reason we are not putting people back to…

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The United States Senate voted to earlier this evening to end debate on patent reform which should set up a vote on H R in the coming days Debate on patent reform is now over in the Senate In…

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Why would we expect a new post-issuance review to work any better than the current prosecution process Why are we to expect the Patent Office which is certainly not equipped to handle litigation-like proceedings could adequately and appropriately resolve…

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Now we re about to toss it out in favor of a first to file bent with post grant challenges and derivation proceedings Say what why What did the statute do wrong million patents is a reasonable figure to…

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Cloture is the only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter and thereby overcome a filibuster Under the cloture rule Rule XXII the Senate may limit…

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That being the case it seems likely to me that patent reform won't be picked up in the Senate until after Labor Day in September What does this mean for patent reform Who knows I personally cannot see the…

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The vast number of America s companies that need patents to prosper and grow should fear the post-grant provisions for challenging patents in H R the patent reform bill passed last month by the House of Representatives In a…

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Despite the fact that Congressmen Ryan and Rogers would like this to be about the Obama Administration the fact is that Senator Tom Coburn R-OK is the one who championed the amendment in the Senate that would give the…

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The effort to shoehorn foreign patent priority concepts and torture a well-developed year-old American patent system that has a proven record as the best in the world into foreign structures that are inconsistent with the American Constitution and its…

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Criminals are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging in other illicit activities At the same time the profit margin for counterfeit software is…

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