Posts Tagged: Patent Reform


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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago 4

Patent Reform: Will Fee-Shifting Solve the Patent Troll Problem?

Will these regulations make it less likely that a patent troll might take on a frivolous lawsuit? Perhaps, but it may also result in a higher win …

Kamen, Michelson Warn Innovation Act will Block Next Generation Technologies

Dean Kamen: “I have a lot of concerns [that H.R. 3309] will serve to dramatically increase the barriers – especially for small inventors – to be able to get …

Prominent Independent Inventors Unhappy with Innovation Act

"Notably, the concerns of key inventor stakeholders like us – principally small companies that create the fundamental inventions that drive our innovation economy – have not yet been evaluated …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Innovation Act Fast Tracked Despite Committee Concerns

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), is continuing to fast track the Innovation Act (HR 3309) despite growing concerns from both Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee… …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8