Posts Tagged: intellectual property


A Conversation with Marla Grossman – IP and Lobbying

GROSSMAN: "I think that we will see some form of patent litigation reform passed by the Senate and then ultimately by Congress. Currently, there are very few …
2 years ago 0

What happens to IP law in 2014?

I prophesy that the best we can hope for is a Bilski-esque vague instruction (wherein our top court opined that some business methods are patentable, citing the …
2 years ago 6

The Importance of Protecting Incremental, Improvement Innovation

Innovation provides new therapies and breakthrough treatments that extend and enhance life. The scientific and financial resources required for these advances are an investment worth making and …
2 years ago 0

Nielsen to Divest and License Assets and IP to Acquire Arbitron

According to the FTC’s complaint, the elimination of future competition between Nielsen and Arbitron would likely cause advertisers, ad agencies, and programmers to pay more for …
2 years ago 0

Declining IP Rights in India Lead to Growing Bi-Partisan Congressional Concern

Newly implemented policies, compulsory licensing practices, and recent court decisions have heightened concern about IPR in India. Congressmen Erik Paulsen and John Larson expressed their worries with …
2 years ago 1

Finding a Fall Guy for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Prominent officials in the World Health Organization and Saudi government point at surprising villains allegedly standing in the way of international efforts to combat the spread of …
2 years ago 0

Are Pharmaceutical Patents A Barrier to Access to Medicines? The Importance Economic Development and Growth

Critics argue that pharmaceutical patents are a barrier to wide-reaching access to medicines, especially for vulnerable populations in the developing world. They cast their argument in the …
2 years ago 2

House Subcommittee Pursues Answers to Litigation Abuses by Patent Assertion Entities

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on March 14, 2013, heard from six witnesses that the business of "patent assertion entities" (PAEs) is inflicting …
2 years ago 1

Intellectual Ventures Brings Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Symantec

Patent and technology firm, Intellectual Ventures (IV), recently brought a new complaint against computer security company, Symantec, claiming that the company infringed on three of its patents. …
2 years ago 0

Jeopardizing U.S. Drug Development

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 …
2 years ago 3

Apple Patent Apps Include 3 For Digital Rights Management

The system laid out in these three interrelated patent applications would create an entire secondhand market for digital content like eBooks, music files and other software by …
2 years ago 0

The 113th Congress: Meet the Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. See Republicans of the …
3 years ago 1