Posts Tagged: Patent Reform

‘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 …

For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge …
By John White
3 years ago 37

Are Software Patents Stifling Innovation?

What if (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About America’s “Broken” Patent System Was Wrong? What follows is the fourth and final installment in the “Myths …

Patent Legislation Gives FTC Power to Regulate Demand Letters

Sen. McCaskill introduced S. 2049 in February 2014 which would require the FTC to promulgate rules to prohibit unfair and deceptive acts and practice in the sending of patent …
By Andrew Baluch
3 years ago 18

Patent Legislation Compared: Joinder of Interested Parties

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 …
By Andrew Baluch
3 years ago 1

Congress and the Court: Loser-Pay Fee Shifting

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 …
By Andrew Baluch
3 years ago 2

Is More Patent Reform Really Necessary? Patent Litigation Declines, PTO Administrative Trials Increase

All of this has to make you wonder whether any new patent legislation is necessary at this time. The House of Representatives has already passed new patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

Unite to Fight Patent Reform Legislation

"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 …
By Randy Landreneau
3 years ago 59

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 …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

A Conversation with Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller

CHISUM: "I’m very skeptical when Congress starts talking about reform. I don’t think there is enough sophistication in Congress and among committee staff members about …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

“Main Street” Patent Coalition Wants Patent Litigation Reform

The Main Street Patent Coalition may be the entity with the single most misleading name in the history of misleading organization names…. According to the LA Time, …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 16

Protect Patent Rights, Inventors and Innovation in 2014

“The first rule of any patent legislation should be to do no harm, particularly to the inventors, start-ups and universities that create our nation’s next big …

Bernard Knight Interview Finale

In part 1 of the interview we discussed why he choose McDermott, what it was like working for David Kappos and working with Federal Circuit Judge Ray Chen …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0