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Notably the concerns of key inventor stakeholders like us principally small companies that create the fundamental inventions that drive our innovation economy have not yet been evaluated in depth Historically the vast majority of legitimate patent holders have honorably…

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte R-VA is continuing to fast track the Innovation Act HR despite growing concerns from both Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee One major question is whether we really want to go to a…

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Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte VA- announced the House Judiciary Committee s Republican subcommittee assignments for the th Congress See Republicans of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Today we meet the Democrats on the…

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On Friday September President Obama signed into law The America Invents Act AIA which passed the Senate on September by a vote of - The AIA passed the House of Representatives on June rd by a vote of -…

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Shortly after pm Eastern Time the United States House of Representatives voted on the Managers Amendment to the America Invents Act H R The Managers Amendment passed by a vote of - The House then proceeded to address several…

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So why would large companies be such supporters of first to file What if first to file was the Trojan Horse that carried prior user rights Prior user rights will not benefit the individual or the small business Prior…

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Betsy de Parry spoke of how the Bayh-Dole act affected her personally by lending time and resources to university discoveries that created the life saving treatment that has led her to years of being cancer free de Parry brought…

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In this edition of News Notes Announcements websites engaged in the sale of counterfeit merchandise were ordered seized as part of a joint investigation coordinated between the Department of Justice and ICE Additionally there will be an event celebrating…

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Truth be told it would be enough for Congress to just stop siphoning off money from the USPTO through fee diversion grant the USPTO fee setting authority and stand out of the way So my message to Congress would…

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On Wednesday May David Kappos testified in front of the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary See Hearing Page and Kappos Prepared Remarks Many issues were covered during the hearing but there were a couple matters…

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In my conversation with Dr Michelson he explained to me that while he benefited greatly from the patent system he would have benefited even more if the system worked better At this point Dr Michelson does not have a…

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The UIA sent a letter to Senator Leahy and Congressman John Conyers The UIA hopes what is most newsworthy about the letter is their appreciation of Kappos outreach to the independent inventor community First to file may dominate the…

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