Posts Tagged: Patent Reform


How Congress can ensure the patent system protects inventors and entrepreneurs

Congress can, and should, take at least four steps in restoring the health and vitality of our patent system: First, Congress should ensure that the patent grant …

Congressman Issa calls patent trolls and plaintiffs interchangeable during ITC hearing

The Subcommittee is Chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been an outspoken advocate for the need for more patent reform in order to provide relief …

There is no place for blatant forum shopping in patent litigation

Larger companies like Adobe can defend themselves in court, even in Texas, but upstarts and mom-and-pop small businesses do not have the time or resources to defend …
By Dana Rao 2 months ago 14

Patent litigation venue reform tips scales of justice against innovators

Despite being grossly unfair to small inventors, the courts are routinely transferring cases to a venue containing the headquarters of the infringing multinational corporation, as happened in …
By Paul Morinville 2 months ago 25

Fact Checking Bogus ‘Patent Report Card’ Grade for Senator Cruz

Simply stated, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not deserve the F foisted on him by the Engine study or amplified by the reporting by Wired and Ars …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn 2 months ago 3

Hulk Hogan, Gawker case shines light on controversial bond requirement for right to appeal

Without getting into the substance of the Hogan vs. Gawker lawsuit, the issue of posting bonds to appeal is a contentious one, and if you ask me …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 3

Patent Reform Returns: Venue Reform Bill to be introduced in Senate

While widespread patent reform seems unlikely during the remainder of the 114th Congress, targeted patent reform is another matter entirely. Indeed, the Senate Committee on Small Business & …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 7

Beware the Ides of March: How Surrogates Will Set Patent Policy

In 2008 the surrogates did at least increase the emphasis on having some form of post grant challenge procedure in the bill that would pass Congress and be …
By Peter Harter 3 months ago 6

Patent Reform at all Costs: Desperate reformer resorts to lies

It is pure nonsense to say that opponents of patent reform never offer specifics, cite or discuss textual language of the bills. Utter fiction and complete fantasy. …
By Gene Quinn 4 months ago 7

Patent Reform in 2016, Maybe Not as Dead as you Think

As interesting as the Senate may become when patent reform resurfaces, the dynamic in the House will be fascinating for many reasons. Since patent reform stalled there …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 13

Patent and IP Wishes from K Street for the New Year

If Gene (the “genie”) were to grant me patent and IP wishes for 2016, I would ask for (in no particular order) the passage of trade secrets legislation, …
By Marla Grossman 5 months ago 7

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2015

It is that time once again when we look back on the previous year in preparation to close the final chapter in order move fresh into the …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 0

What Mattered in 2015: Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP

This year our panel of industry insiders is quite diverse, with commentary from Bob Stoll (Drinker Biddle), Ashley Keller (Gerchen Keller), Paul Morinville (US Inventor), Alden Abbot (…
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 8

A patent owner defending property rights is NOT a bully

Would you consider a business owner who prevented someone from breaking into their store and stealing a tangible product to be a bully? Of course not! They …
By Gene Quinn 5 months ago 33

Bias in Both Directions: Patent Reform Should Protect Both Accused Infringers and Inventors

What’s stunning about this list is that almost nobody talks about reforming patent law to correct these biases! In general, the only biases that are socially …
By Kip Werking 6 months ago 8