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Michelle Lee the current Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was once again in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee panel yesterday answering questions during her confirmation hearing Lee who would take over the vacant…

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In the Senate the Judiciary Committee is where any action relating to intellectual property reform will be played out Key Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee including Senators Grassley Cronyn and Hatch are on record as saying that more…

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This will be the first time that Lee has had a confirmation hearing The timing suggests that the Obama Administration and Senator Reid think that they can get Lee confirmed prior to the end of this Congressional session which…

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In recent weeks news has come out that Phil Johnson's nomination as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is dead It seems to be dead due to the protest of at least one Senator on the…

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News of the death of Johnson's nomination is both a shocking surprise and yet all too predictable in a town that increasingly makes little logical sense From what my sources are telling me Johnson's nomination is dead at the…

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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 the Committee calendar patent reform seems to dead for this Congress No…

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Sen McCaskill introduced S in February which would require the FTC to promulgate rules to prohibit unfair and deceptive acts and practice in the sending of patent demand letters including requiring each such letter to identify the patent number…

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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 fundamental technology breakthroughs that drive GDP and job growth said inventor Earl…

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A recurring theme that can be traced through the patent reforms of the AIA to the current debate over patent litigation abuse is the issue of patent quality A key component of the reported abuses is the assertion of…

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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 in depth Historically the vast majority of legitimate patent holders have honorably…

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For this inaugural edition of Biggest Moments in IP we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll walked through some of the biggest items on the patent docket…

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Earlier today David Kappos the Director of the USPTO testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Senate s first oversight hearing of the America Invents Act Among other things Director Kappos noted that the USPTO continues to move…

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