Posts Tagged: Patent Reform


Lee Confirmation Hearing Dominated by Talk of Patent Reform and Patent Trolls

The issue of patent reform and patent trolls would go on to dominate the confirmation hearing. At one point during his questioning of Lee, Senator Dick Durbin (…
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

If New Congress Picks Up Patent Reform, Let’s Hope It Drops Loser Pays

The most recent patent reform bill to pass the House, which is now expected to receive Senate backing as well, is the Goodlatte Innovation Act (H.R. 3309). …
By Michael Gulliford
2 years ago 32

Our Political Patent System: Is Patent Justice for Sale?

The unfortunate reality is the United States is no longer the most favorable jurisdiction for innovators. There has been a full assault on patent rights that started …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 9

Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12

Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Ray Niro Discusses Fee Shifting in Patent Litigation

Recently I interviewed Ray Niro. Our wide ranging discussion touched on all things patent, we first discussed the announcement that Niro, Haller & Niro is now doing patent …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

House Subcommittee Takes up TROL Act on Demand Letters

Congress is moving forward with at least some patent reform efforts this year, taking up the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014, which is scheduled to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Patent Reform Dead – Off the Senate Agenda

While Senator Leahy said that he hopes to be able to return to patent reform this year, the legislative calendar does not look good. Now removed from …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

Reality Check: Patents Foster Innovation and Economic Activity

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 …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 4

Easing the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases

I think that the Supreme Court decision will be enough to prevent the so-called "patent reform" from gaining any traction in the Senate. The cynical view is …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Why ‘Patent Reform’ Harms Innovative Small Businesses – Summary

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. …

‘Patent Reform’ Tips Power in Favor of Infringers and Against Small Businesses

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 …

‘Patent Reform’ Will Keep Small Business Inventions From Being Commercialized

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 …

Raising the Cost of Enforcing Patents: ‘Patent Reform’ Prices Small Businesses Out of the Inventing Business

The US House passed the Innovation Act (HR3309) in December 2013. The Senate is now well on its way to incorporating this legislation which will make Americans poorer. …

Why ‘Patent Reform’ Harms Innovative Small Businesses

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 …