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The trouble is the so-called patent reform would cripple small businesses that innovate and need patents while at the same time not offering any relief whatsoever to those small businesses that are being targeted by the bad actors The…

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The purpose of the U S patent system has been to promote innovation The various ''Patent Reform'' bills will in fact retard innovation and cost America jobs They are contrary to the Founding Fathers intent in Article Section Clause…

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In this Part IV we will discuss the proposal that all interested parties by plaintiffs the enhanced pleading requirements limitations on discover and customer stays While some of these provisions may seem to make sense on their surface and…

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In this Part III we will discuss the Covered Business Methods CBM expansion and the proposed elimination of post grant review estoppel If these provisions are enacted it will provide greater incentive to challenge granted patents making serial challenges…

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For small business patents will become mostly unenforceable due to the proposed much higher upfront cost of litigation thus making small business patents significantly less valuable Loss of patent value constricts new company formation chilling new investments and choking…

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An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack if necessary taking into account the current stats round is likely enough and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by…

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Sen McCaskill introduced S in February which would require the FTC to promulgate rules to prohibit unfair and deceptive acts and practice in the sending of patent demand letters including requiring each such letter to identify the patent number…

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Opponents of the rule point out that it could lead to unwilling and unnecessary joinder a point raised particularly by universities and venture capitalists who fear they may be hauled into costly patent litigation against their will if their…

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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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Today Congress is under another call to weaken patent protection This time the alleged culprit is a so-called patent troll who according to some reports hijacks inventions and while providing no product and therefore no societal value extorts billions…

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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 things on which the Republicans and the Democrats can come together However…

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Patents and patent reform has been in the news even the popular press on an increasing basis The issue of patents generally and patent litigation specifically has been the subject of intense debate over the last years Congress passed…

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