Posts Tagged: Patent Reform


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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

Industry Leaders, Judges to Discuss Patent Litigation Reform

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 …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

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 …
By Robert Stoll
3 years ago 6

Reflections on 2013 and Some Thoughts on the Year Ahead

2013 turned out to be a very big year for IP, and especially patents, and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last …
By Peter C. Pappas
3 years ago 4