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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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U S patent litigation has followed the centuries-old American Rule under which each party to a litigation pays its own legal fees and costs regardless whether it wins or loses the litigation A narrow exception exists in patent cases…

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turned out to be a very big year for IP and especially patents and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last year At that time the senior team at the PTO was primarily…

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As the end of approaches and I look back on what has transpired I am saddened to see that through the year patent rights have continued to erode Make no mistake about it at every turn patent rights are…

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The hearing focused on the effect the Innovation Act would have on the problem of abusive litigation practices and on the patent system as a whole Three central themes emerged from the hearing there is an urgent need to…

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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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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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Senator Ron Wyden D- OR is a man with an idea for lowering health care costs Unfortunately it s an idea which proved disastrous the last time it was forced on the National Institutes of Health But that hasn…

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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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On Friday November a bill making technical changes to the AIA was introduced in the House of Representatives The bill number is HR The proposed AIA package does NOT include a so-called fix to post-grant review that some considered…

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The PTO the House and Senate Judiciary Committee staffs and some segments of the patent community mainly those that were supporters of the AIA had drafted a a proposed technical corrections bill Obviously if a proposed change is purely…

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Cooney is a prominent behind the scenes player in Washington DC He is a partner in the American Continental Group a D C based consulting and lobbying firm that boasts one of the most prominent IP practice groups in…

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