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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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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 D-IL explained that patent reform has been a real eye opener for…

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Back on June Senator Orrin Hatch R-UT wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without a director for more than months A further weeks has passed and…

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With a powerful vote of to on a motion to bring debate to a close the Senate is on the cusp of passing comprehensive patent reform legislation S The America Invents Act is expected to pass with a strong…

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Congress is at it once again with the Senate Judiciary Committee reporting out a bill last week that remarkably resembles the bill that has been unable to gain any traction in the Senate for the last several years That…

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A bipartisan group of Senators Wednesday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev urging him to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Patent Reform Act The legislation will make the first reforms to the nation s…

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In this second installment of my interview with current AIPLA Executive Director and former USPTO Director Q Todd Dickinson we start out discussing pendency at the Patent Office Dickinson tells me about the incentives he used to keep patent…

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The plaintiffs had argued that defendants had in fact violated Section of the Sherman Act when they settled their dispute concerning the validity of Bayer s Cipro patent by agreeing to a reverse exclusionary payment settlement Bayer agreed to…

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Patent reform could be of sufficiently low political importance that Democrats and Republicans can get something done If health care dies the Democrats will need to pass something desperately perhaps many things to show they actually accomplished something Therefore…

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Invention promotion firms sometimes referred to as invention promotion companies have been widely criticized in numerous circles including political circles in Washington DC for many years The American Inventors Protection Act AIPA was enacted into law in and by…

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This year as we wind down and look back we not only need to look back at the previous year but the first decade of the new century and new millennium will be ending So at this reflective time…

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