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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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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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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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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy D-VT asked NIH in a July letter to force compulsory licensing of Myriad s BRCA breast and ovarian cancer genetic test under the march-in rights provision of the Bayh-Dole Act Myriad received an…

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Opponents of effective copyright laws are attempting to leverage the success of the petition into a wide-ranging assault on section of the DMCA and no doubt eventually on copyright law itself Along with Khanna a coalition consisting of the…

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Those in the industry know that Judge Linn is one of a small group of Judges who are patent attorneys He is one of us in so many ways He is a very real and genuine person he is…

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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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On Wednesday December the House of Representatives passed two bills that are now await President Obama's signature The bill S implements both the Patent Law Treaty PLT and the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs The…

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Implementation of the Hague Treaty will also bring some welcome changes to U S patent law -- for example the term of design patents will extend to rather than years from the patent's issue date The exception to this…

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However if prior users are keeping their technology secret while being protected that leap-frogging from one breakthrough to the next be impeded Disclosure is the backbone of the progression of the sciences for this reason T he ultimate goal…

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